Updated 25 August 2016

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Did you know that children have about 5–7 colds per year.

One of the reasons is that they spend a lot of time at school or in day care centres where they're in close contact with other kids. And their young immune systems aren't yet strong enough to effectively fight off colds.

For the latest on flu jabs and cold remedies, visit the Cold & Flu Centre.


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Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness

When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them.