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More effective flu vaccine developed

effective flu vaccineResearchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health developed a flu vaccine in nasal spray form which is more effective among those under the age of two and over the age of 49. Both of these groups currently …

Flu vaccine gets a ‘broad-spectrum’ shot in the arm

flu vaccine broad-spectrumA new study published in the American Society for Microbiology’s online journal, mBio, shows that scientists are on the verge of creating a ‘broad-spectrum’ vaccine that can provide a wide range of protection against different influenza strains.

Researchers change the …

Plagued by heartburn and acid reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

gastroesophageal reflux diseaseThat burning sensation followed by a foul taste in your mouth happening far too often when you eat?

Forget blowing through those bottles of antacids and get to the bottom of your problem. It could be gastroesophageal reflux disease, …

New for seniors… high-dose flu shot

flu, preventionThere is a big difference between getting influenza – the flu – when you’re in your 20s than when you’re over 65.

As a young adult, the flu can leave you down and out for a few days, closely acquainted …

4 signs you’re not ready for flu season

FLU, IMMUNE SYSTEMYes, I just had my flu shot this week. I’m primed to make it through the season of probable sickness without being sidelined to the couch with a box of Kleenex and easy access to the bathroom.

Sit me down …

The Other Benefit You’re Getting From Your Flu Shot

117186535Have you had your seasonal flu booster yet? Well, academics have just learned that it could reduce your risk of suffering a stroke in addition to sickness.

Researchers from the U.K.’s University of Lincoln and The University of Nottingham found …

Is Oregano Oil An Effective Remedy Against The Cold And Flu?

Herbal MedicineAs flu season rolls around, people begin worrying about how to keep themselves, and their families, healthy. One popular natural remedy at this time of year is oregano oil, used to fight cold and flu symptoms. But can its effectiveness …

The Japanese Health Food That Could Protect You From The Flu


The latest health food getting many second glances from health foodies during cold and flu season is an old, traditional Japanese favorite: pickled turnips. And while Westerners may close their minds and mouths at first when it comes to trying …

Your Flu Vaccine Fears and Myths Debunked

123905013Around this time every year, a highly infectious virus known as influenza begins spreading throughout the nation. It passes from person to person through the air we breathe, multiplying in cells that line our body’s airways. This seasonal epidemic of …

Flu Vaccine Could Save You From Influenza, And Also From Heart Attack

124642010It’s almost flu season, which has many of us looking at the pros and cons of getting the flu vaccine to protect us against the nasty influenza virus this year. While fear of needles or other health concerns may weigh …

Your Emotions Influence the Spread of Cancer

154263430With extensive research on the link between emotions and cancer, extended psychological stress has been found to affect not only a person’s mental health, but also their overall ability to fight off illness and cancer.  The long-understood stress-cancer link has …

Is Your Acid Reflux A Precursor to Cancer?

Heartburn pain Heartburn pain Heartburn painEver get that burning sensation down your chest after eating a big meal? If you suffer from acid reflux, you know how uncomfortable it can be. But what you may not know is that, according to the newest research, your …

How You Can Protect Yourself From the Newest Bird Flu Outbreak

With the increasing number of deaths in China from the latest  H7N9 avian (bird) flu, people around the world are becoming tense once again when it comes to travel or crowded areas.  Although it hasn’t made its way to North …

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