Coughing: You’re Doing It Wrong

Come on, people: Cover. Your. Mouths.

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This Year’s Flu Shot Is Only 23% Effective

U.S. health officials have hard numbers to back up their warnings that this season’s flu shots are less than perfect: A new study finds the vaccine reduces your risk of needing medical care because of flu by only 23 percent.

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The Weird Reason Why Colds May Be More Common in the Winter

Though it’s never been scientifically confirmed, conventional wisdom has it that winter is the season of sniffles.

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The U.S. Officially Has a Flu Epidemic, With 15 Children Dead Thus Far

Every state will likely have flu cases within the next few weeks, and more deaths are expected, said Dr. Michael Jhung, a medical officer in CDC’s influenza division.

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Why Social Butterflies May Be Less Likely to Get Sick

If you’ve packed your social calendar as full as Santa’s sleigh (and you love the thought of all that socializing) lucky you: You might be less likely to catch cold this winter.

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What the Latest Flu Shot News Means for You

Health experts recently warned that this year’s flu season may be particularly bad, thanks to an aggressive strain of the virus—and the flu shot may not offer enough protection. So, do you still need the vaccine? Here’s what you need to know.

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Is It OK to Work Out When You’re Sick?

You’re signed up for SoulCycle class…but you also feel a cold coming on. Is it OK to soldier on?

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Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter, CDC Says

This flu season looks like it could be worse than usual, due to an aggressive strain of influenza virus that might flout the protection provided by this year’s vaccine, U.S. health officials warned Thursday.

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Why Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot

Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for the coming flu season.

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Flu Drugs Tamiflu and Relenza May Not Prevent Transmission or Complications

No evidence exists to show that anti-flu medicines stockpiled by countries around the world protect people from the spread of flu or reduce related hospitalizations and complications, a new analysis contends.

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