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At some point or other, you might have experienced how unpleasant the flu can be. Read our stories to find out why ensuring you don’t catch the flu is now even more important and what you can do to prevent it from bugging you.

Why do we cough when we have the flu?
How healthy eating can protect us from getting sick
Invisible flu: the hidden danger that’s putting older adults at risk
How the cold affects us in later life
Find out when you should get the flu vaccine
How the flu vaccine works
Why staying hydrated is important in the winter too
How to reduce a fever
Complications of the flu: 10 conditions you’ll want to avoid
Why the flu spreads so easily in hospitals
Understanding how the flu impacts chronic diseases
12 days of flu
Are you willing to let the flu take your independence?
Flu and diabetes: a dangerous combination
Immune system: 8 lifestyle tips to boost your immunity
Flu complications: When should you see your doctor?
Why you could catch flu more than once
How your immune system prevents the flu
Why chronic diseases can put you at higher risk from the flu
How exercise helps our bodies fight the flu
4 key symptoms
Fighting the flu: possible complications to look out for
Five signs that you need to visit your doctor
8 differences between a cold and the flu
Let food be your medicine
Why it is time to use your hiking boots
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