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Updated 24 February 2015

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Could vitamin C therapy cure cold?

Could mega doses of vitamin C zap a cold or the flu? Linus Pauling, one of the most important scientists of the 20th century, certainly thought so. 

Flu and drug resistance are our biggest health threats

Experts warn more epidemics are coming and dense urban living, coupled with modern travel, will accelerate future infectious disease outbreaks.

Is this year's flu shot useless?

The strain of flu coming to SA this year is particularly virulent and researchers warn this year's vaccine may not be able to offer adequate protection. 

If there is something else you'd like to know about Colds & Flu, pop a question to our Flu expert!

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