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If ‘man flu’ means men moaning on about minor symptoms, then yes: man flu is real | Tim Dowling
Another health advocate has said the phenomenon is genuine – and take it from me, it is. But not in the way she’s suggesting, says Guardian columnist Tim Dowling

Tim Dowling

01, Dec, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Child respiratory sickness overloads China’s paediatric clinics – reports
Authorities appeal for calm, saying spike is due to end of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

Helen Davidson in Taipei

29, Nov, 2023 @1:35 PM

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UK detects its first human case of swine flu strain
Health officials scramble to trace contacts of person infected with H1N2 strain

Andrew Gregory Health editor

27, Nov, 2023 @2:16 PM

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Australia needs new adult vaccination plan for Covid, flu and shingles, report warns
Rates for shot against pneumococcal disease are also lagging, Grattan Institute says, urging government to increase take-up

Natasha May

26, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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China supplies data to WHO about clusters of respiratory illness
Epidemiologists say wave in north, particularly among children, may be partly caused by ‘immunity debt’

Amy Hawkins Senior China correspondent

23, Nov, 2023 @8:17 PM

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Should I worry about my cough?
It’s a natural defence against disease that helps clear our airways. But what are the signs that it signifies something more serious?

Joel Snape

19, Nov, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Getting Covid and flu vaccines together is better, study suggests
Research involving Massachusetts healthcare workers shows higher levels of antibodies in group who received both shots at once

Erum Salam

15, Nov, 2023 @7:11 PM

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NHS England to investigate why dead people invited for Covid and flu jabs
Exclusive: Social media users report receiving ‘priority’ vaccine letters for relatives who died years ago

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, Oct, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Can we now treat Covid like a cold and is UK still tracking numbers?
How worried should we be about Covid these days, and what should we do if we develop symptoms?

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

20, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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People may suffer ‘long colds’ more than four weeks after infection, study shows
Results in the Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine journal found a ‘similar risk’ of long-term symptoms as those with Covid

Andrew Gregory Health editor

06, Oct, 2023 @12:18 PM

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UK health officials bring forward autumn flu and Covid vaccinations
Move in England comes after detection of highly-mutated coronavirus variant that is spreading around the world

Ian Sample

30, Aug, 2023 @7:23 PM

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England to deny Covid and flu jabs to under-65s despite fears for NHS this winter
Government accepts advice from JCVI which says only at-risk groups and those aged 65 and over should be offered vaccines

Andrew Gregory Health editor

08, Aug, 2023 @1:18 PM

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