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When is flu season and why there is a flu season in the first place

In the Northern Hemisphere, flu season typically begins in October and peaks between December and February, with cases continuing as late as May. The virus survives better in cold weather because it has a protective gel-like coating that allows it to survive in the air and be passed from person […]
When is flu season and why there is a flu season in the first place
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How to prevent the flu, according to doctors

The most effective way of preventing the flu is to get the flu vaccine each year. Beyond getting the flu vaccine, washing your hands regularly, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly can help you fight off the flu vaccine. This article was medically reviewed by Tania Elliott, MD, who […]
How to prevent the flu, according to doctors
Lifestyle

How to get rid of a runny nose from both allergies and illness

The first step to stopping a runny nose is determining if it is caused by allergies or something else – like a cold, the flu, temperature changes, or irritants like perfume. If you have a runny nose because of allergies, your best bet is to take an antihistamine. But if […]
How to get rid of a runny nose from both allergies and illness
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The only things you should do to help beat a cold or the flu

This year’s flu season is not messing around. As the virus has swept the US in recent months, people have turned to some strange habits to keep illness at bay, like chugging orange juice, “starving” their fevers, and taking antibiotics. (Spoiler: None of these will help.) Orange juice is high […]
The only things you should do to help beat a cold or the flu
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Here’s why this year’s flu season was so bad

Australia has recorded 221,853 flu infections so far in 2017, more than any other year. As the flu season comes to an end, we’re beginning to understand why it was so bad. And it wasn’t because of increased, or more sensitive, testing. A better vaccine could have reduced the rates, […]
Here’s why this year’s flu season was so bad