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Study: You Are 550% More Likely to Get a Respiratory Infection if You Get the Flu Vaccine

Let’s assume for a moment that the flu vaccine provided a 100 percent guarantee against contracting influenza (which it doesn’t, but just pretend it does). Would it make sense to vaccinate your family against the flu if doing so meant you increased their risk of contracting other upper respiratory illnesses by more than five times?

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Summertime Blues, Parasites in Pools Are on the Rise

A parasite called cryptosporidium, or crypto, may be contaminating your local pools and water parks and is spread by contact with the feces of an infected person. Outbreaks of a diarrhea-causing infection has doubled from 16 to 32 cases in the U.S. in just two years, from 2014 to 2016. Here is how it happens […]

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