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Flu shot hits the mark

This year's dose is about 50 percent effective against the predominant flu strain, vastly outperforming last year's formulation.

Secrets of the soup

There's plenty of sound science behind the notion that chicken soup soothes the soul.

Germ bath, anyone?

Beware: Bacteria lurking in your showerhead may give you a lung infection.

Skip the cold meds for kids under 6

OTC medications don't effectively alleviate symptoms like a stuffy or runny nose, and may carry potentially dangerous side effects.

Got a cold or trying to avoid one?

Zinc and vitamin C might offer relief (and maybe prevention), but you're better off focusing on a balanced diet.

Who will and who won’t get the flu?

New "biomarker" can be used to indicate a person's susceptibility to flu viruses.

Timely tips for sick-free travel

Practice good general health hygiene to not get sick or spread germs.

Best way to fight off norovirus?

Wash your hands! Your mother was right.

Flu may be spread by just breathing

When someone is coming down with influenza, they should take care of themselves and stay at home, if possible.

5 things to know about hyperemesis gravidarum

As Duchess Kate battles this condition, questions arise about the difference between this and regular morning sickness.

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