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Most extreme side-effects are rare, but if you multiply the number of people who are sick, you also multiply the number of people who suffer those extreme side-effects That’s what seems to be happening with all the kids suffering from respiratory illness. A small number are having severe side-effects: limb numbness, and even paralysis. It’s […]

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In a new Pew poll, over one third of Americans stated they believe that antibiotics would be useful against viral infections such as flu and the common cold (sinus infection is also popularly believed curable by antibiotics, despite most commonly being caused by a virus). Over half of respondents admitted to not following directions on […]

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It’s an old study, but it’s receiving renewed attention as people continue to predict a rather rough cold and flu season: Vitamin C can help you fight off the common cold, although it’s not a magic pill to prevent it. It makes sense that supplying your immune system with Vitamin C (as well as Vitamin […]

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With winter comes seasonal illnesses such as the common cold and influenza. Flu, in particular, is more contagious in winter because absolute humidity is low and the flu virus is better able to survive and transmit itself. Often, your mother’s advice is the best bet for prevention, such as that old bit about a teakettle […]

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