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Don’t Get Sick From The Gym

At the risk of seeming squeamish, gyms mean sweat and sweat can mean infection, so how can you avoid getting sick?

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Vapour Rub Effective For Kids With Colds

Study finds that using a vapour rub is effective for treating cold symptoms in children and it helps improve their sleep.

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Boost Fitness & Head Off Colds

Physically fit and active people have fewer and milder colds.

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Sleep Gets The Nod For Dodging Colds

Sleepless nights may make us more susceptible to the dreaded common cold.

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Hands Up For Hygiene

The first detailed report on hand hygiene in the home and community recommends that handwashing is key to keeping many infectious diseases under control.

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Wear A Mask To Beat The Flu

Wearing a mask may offer effective protection against the flu – whether you're trying to avoid a miserable week in bed or the frightening spectre of a world pandemic.

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Hot Drinks Can Quell Colds

If you want to relieve the sniffles, a hot fruit drink is worth a try.

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Could You Be Superbugged At Gym?

Going to the gym should be all about improving your health, but the increasing risks from superbugs means that a few simple hygiene precautions are in order.

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Fight Off Germs With Exercise

Within your body is a natural army that helps fight off germs. This army is called the "immune system" and exercise can make it stronger.

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Fighting The Flu

When you were a child, how often did your mother tell you to rug up when you went out into the cold to stop from getting sick?

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Bacteria Bug Families

Is it worth spending extra money on household cleaning products that supposedly offer anti-bacterial ingredients?

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Don't Worry, Be Happy, Have Fewer Colds

People who are energetic, happy and relaxed are less likely to catch colds, a study has shown.

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Flu Jabs Do You A Favour

If your boss offers you a flu vaccination for the winter, make sure you accept it. It could protect you from much more than influenza.

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Child Care Kids Get More Colds

Child care is always an emotive subject so new research suggesting children in day care contract more colds will provide further ammunition for the critics.

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Stress Helps Catch Colds

Dutch researchers find that stress at work and fatigue increases the chance of catching colds and flu.

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