Tag: flu

Winter bugs are no match for vitamin D

Flu season is well and truly upon us and if you’re on the older side, the flu could open the door to pneumonia, a nasty secondary infection that’s likely to land you in the hospital — or even [...]

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Elderberry extract protects against travel-related viral infections

Travelling is one of the best teachers in life, but it can also make you vulnerable to infections. Taking elderberry extract may help slash any illnesses you catch while traveling in half -- and [...]

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High dose vitamin D reduces respiratory infections risk

You can ride out the rest of cold and flu season without getting sick if you’re getting enough vitamin D, research says. A new study links high doses of it with reducing your risk of respiratory [...]

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Antibiotics stop growth of new brain cells

A new study in mice showed that prolonged use of antibiotics stops the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus, which is the section of the brain associated with memories.

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Elderberry extract saves travellers from cold and flu

How many times, when you go on holiday, do you find yourself coming down with something just the minute you step off the plane? Nothing can ruin a vacation more than catching a cold or flu. Now, [...]

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Skip the flu drug fiasco and beat the virus naturally

Don't fall victim to this science fiction fairy-tale. The best way to beat flu is to fortify your immune system — and that means loading up on vitamin C and multivitamins with zinc and selenium.

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