Colds and flu

Cold or flu?

Do you know the difference between a cold and flu? An expert explains the conditions, treatments and remedies available.

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Media last reviewed: 26/05/2015

Next review due: 26/05/2017

Cold or flu?

How colds and flu differ, how to stop them spreading and who's at risk of complications.

Flu and the flu vaccine

Your guide to flu symptoms and the flu vaccine, including who should have the vaccine this winter.

Preventing colds and flu

Can vitamin C or echinacea stop you getting a cold? The truth behind some common beliefs.

How to prevent germs from spreading

Cleaning tips to help reduce the number of germs in your home.

Coping with colds and flu

How to look after yourself if you get a cold, cough or flu, and when to make an appointment to see your GP.

Five facts about colds

Five surprising facts about colds, including why women get more of them and why mucus turns yellow.

Winter health

Tips and advice on how to stay healthy and well through the cold, dark days of winter.

Keep warm, keep well

How to keep your home and family warm and healthy over the winter, plus advice on benefits.

Supplements: do you need them?

Millions of us use supplements and vitamin pills, but are they doing us any good?

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