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Respiratory Tract Infection Risk Reduced by High Vitamin D Doses

Respiratory Tract Infection Risk Reduced by High Vitamin D Doses

Individuals who are more likely to have infections and receive high doses of vitamin D for one year face a significantly reduced risk of developing a respiratory tract infection, when compared to those who did not receive the extra daily vitamin. This is according to research conducted at the ... Read More


What Cold and Flu Viruses Mean for the Body

What Cold and Flu Viruses Mean for the Body

Suffering with a cold or flu can often be a tiring, aggravating encounter. However, the next time your body is suffering from these viruses remember this: allowing your body to rest while allowing the cold or flu to run its course is actually beneficial to your long term health. Proponents of ... Read More


Binge Drinking Can Temporarily Weaken Immune System

Binge Drinking Can Temporarily Weaken Immune System

Binge drinking can weaken the immune system and undermine the body's ability to fight infection for at least 24 hours afterwards by inhibiting certain signaling molecules that launch pro-inflammatory responses, according to research published in the journal BMC Immunology. Read More


Avoiding the Flu

Avoiding the Flu

With Flu season underway, it's time to look at what these viruses are and what makes them tick. The flu virus is a nasty, yet simple organism composed of 11 genes compared to the 20,000 found in humans. What makes the flu so potentially dangerous is that it's prone to mutations, which are slig... Read More


Flu Tips for This Winter

Flu Tips for This Winter

With Flu season underway, it's time to look at what these viruses are and what makes them tick. The flu virus is a nasty, yet simple organism composed of 11 genes compared to the 20,000 found in humans. What makes the flu so potentially dangerous is that it's prone to mutations, which are slig... Read More



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