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Falling in love could give your immune system a boost.

Being in love could prevent women getting a cold, according to new research

Women who were 'in love' showed higher activity in their genes involved in antiviral defenses, so they had better immunity against illnesses.

Anti-vaxxing, diabetes, and air pollution are among the biggest global health threats of 2019

The World Health Organization lists the top threats to global health in 2019. Among them are vaccine hesitation, poor health care, and climate change.
People frequently Googled "what is the keto diet" and "why am I always tired."

The 10 health questions everyone was Googling in 2018 — answered

Google released its annual list of the of the most searched health questions of 2018. This year, people were most concerned about the keto diet, flu, and ALS.

A third of US parents say they’ll skip the flu shots for their kids this year — here’s why that’s not a good idea

A survey found one-third of parents aren't planning to vaccinate their kids against the flu, even though it can be serious and deadly.
You might be spreading your germs if you're washing your hands the wrong way.

5 little ways you could be spreading your germs to others

If you're sick, you could spread your germs by not washing your hands correctly, not staying home from work or school, or even just talking to people.

The FDA just approved the first new flu treatment in nearly 20 years

The Food and Drug Administration just approved the first new flu treatment in nearly 20 years. The drug, Xofluza, can be used to treat the flu in people age 12 and older who have had symptoms for no more than two days.

More than half of parents in the US think the flu shots cause the flu — here’s why that’s wrong

A Florida hospital surveyed 700 US parents and found that more than half thought getting the flu shot caused the flu. But that's just not true: The flu shot contains no live viruses, so it can't make you get sick.
Winter is coming: tissues at the ready.

The single most effective way to unclog your nose

Cold and flu season is fast approaching, so you're likely to get a blocked nose sometime soon. But rather than endlessly blowing your nose and wasting money on tissues, there are a few techniques you can try to relieve the stuffiness.
Pregnant women still need the flu shot.

There may be a link between the flu shot and miscarriage — but pregnant women should still get the vaccine

Last fall a preliminary study found a link between the flu shot and miscarriage. It's surprising, but it still doesn't change doctors' advice for pregnant women. Moms-to-be should still get the flu shot because the flu is deadlier in pregnant women, and because it protects babies from the flu, too.
There are still a lot of myths about the flu shot.

3 myths about the flu shot you need to stop believing

The flu shot saves lives, so don't let popular myths keep you from getting vaccinated. INSIDER spoke with a doctor who busted three common flu shot myths, including the belief that getting the shot makes you sick and the idea that young, healthy people don't need to be vaccinated.