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Five simple ways to protect your family from flu during monsoon

Eating a nutritious and balanced diet will help you stay healthy. 

Antibiotics can weaken flu defences, says new study

The research, published in the journal Cell Reports, discovered that signals from gut bacteria help to maintain a first line of defence in the lining of the lung.


Common food additive may weaken body's defense against flu

The research conducted in mice suggests that the food additive tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) affects the T cells, a vital component of the immune system.

From black tea to yogurt, five foods to prevent cold and flu

From black tea to yoghurt and oranges, these food have the power to protect against influenza and people with Asthma.

US flu outbreak worsens; hospitalizations highest in nearly a decade -CDC

The United States is now 10 weeks into the current flu season, which is expected to last for at least several more weeks. The dominant strain during this flu season is an especially nasty type called influenza A (H3N2).

Protein that may treat flu symptoms, cut death risk identified

Scientists think that the protein can be used as a tool in the battle against flu and inflammation in general.


Older siblings may up risk of flu among babies

If parents get older siblings -aged two years and older - vaccinated, it can help bring down serious infections in the babies and young children that are under two.

Common cold may increase diabetes risk in kids

The risk is particularly high if a viral respiratory tract infection is contracted during the first six months of age.

Want to save your baby from flu in first six months? Get yourself vaccinated during pregnancy

Babies cannot be immunised during their first six months, so they must rely on others for protection from the flu during that time. When pregnant women get the flu vaccine there are clear benefits for their infants.

Before antibiotics, try these home remedies for the flu

Caused by a virus which affects the upper respiratory tract, its symptoms include fever, headache and runny nose.

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How to keep cold and flu away on wedding day

If you are one of those who gets sick easily, start with a prevention product to avoid ruining your wedding day.