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Why do ear infections often occur with a cold or the flu?

The common cold and the Flu are responsible for many symptoms, like a cough, sore throat and stuffy nose. However, it is less widely known that ear pain can often accompany the Flu and colds. It is im...
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What can I do naturally to prevent catching a common cold or flu?

Catching a cold or the Flu seems almost inevitable during the winter season, but there are many ways to avoid contracting these viruses. You don't need to hide away from the rest of society for months...
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Immunity in the salivary gland

Author - Ian Humphreys, Cardiff University, UK There are numerous small salivary glands within the tongue, lips cheeks and palate. Humans also have four large glands termed the parotid, submaxillary,...
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Do You Have Influenza Symptoms? What Exactly is Flu?

Throughout the winter, there is always a possibility of picking up a virus and having influenza symptoms. It may not necessarily mean that you have caught the Flu, but it is useful to know the differe...
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When is it OK to visit your doctor with a common cold?

We've been told often enough that visiting the doctor with a common cold, is not only a waste of time, but there are no medications or antibiotics that they can prescribe, because it's a virus and it ...
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Old Wive’s Tale – Cold & Flu Prevention – Fact or Fiction?

There are plenty of old wives' tales which have dictated how we look after ourselves during the cold and Flu season, but how many are actually true and which ones are not based in reality? Starve a...

Sore Throat – Is it the Start of a Cold or Something Else?

Having a sore throat can make you feel awful, especially if it is painful and lasting longer than a couple of days. It can be an indicator that a virus has penetrated the system, or it could be a bact...
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How Does the Weather Give Us Symptoms of a Cough and Cold?

It has always been said that the winter is the season of the Flu, coughs and colds; but is this really the case, or is it a coincidence that we pick up certain viruses at this time of year? Could it b...

Natural Cold Relief – Minimize your Symptoms and Return to Enjoying Your Life

During the time of year when the common cold is most prevalent, many of us will use the tried and tested ways of relieving the symptoms of a stuffy nose, cough and sore throat. The entire sinus area i...
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Natural Cold Prevention – Top Tips & Natural Methods

The common cold can be a debilitating virus, usually affecting the sinuses, which make up the forehead, cheeks and nose. Once a cold has taken hold, it can affect our ability to breathe and coupled wi...
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