• Planning to fly during the flu season? With H1N1 worries, we should all take a few precautions to prevent infections while travelling by air.

  • It can be tricky to stay healthy during cold and flu season, but a few good cold and flu prevention habits can get you through without succumbing to illness. Increase your children's cold and flu defence by teaching them these cold prevention tips and reduce the chance of the common cold in your children.

  • Many people use the word flu when they actually have a cold.

  • Here's a quick guide to help you tell the symptoms of the flu from the symptoms of a bad cold.

  • Learn more about why the flu virus (influenza) is so contagious, how flu spreads, the different types of flu viruses, and which flu strains are the most dangerous to humans.

  • Sneezing is a common symptom of colds, flu, and allergies. But what's happening when we sneeze?

  • If you're not sure whether you should get a flu shot this year, consider these answers to 6 frequently asked questions about the vaccination.

  • Genetic reassortment in viruses, including influenza viruses, allows new strains to emerge.

  • Stocking up on supplies to get you through cold and flu season? Here are the top 10 items to buy


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