Here are some stories to help you stay healthy during cold and flu season:
By now you know that frequently washing your hands with good old soap for 20 to 25 seconds is the first line of defense against germs that lead to illness. Here, other ways to help you fight the good fight. Step 1: Regularly disinfect the kitchen sink, the trash can, the bathroom faucet, and the tub. They’re some of the germiest places in a home, according to studies. The champion of contamination? The kitchen sponge. Clean it in the dishwasher weekly.
Step 2: Take a brisk walk five times a week. Studies show that regular exercise can help reduce your likelihood of catching a cold.
Step 3: Work probiotics (a.k.a. good bacteria) into your daily diet to help your immune system ward off bad bacteria. Try yogurt, fortified drinks, or a tasty treat like the 90-calorie Attune Milk Chocolate Crisp Probiotic Bar ($1.20, attunefoods.com for stores).
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Multiple systems, including Tropical Rainstorm Cindy, will combine forces to raise the risk of flash flooding in parts of the northeastern United States into Saturday.
Downpours will increase along Mexico’s southern coast into Monday as the next tropical depression or storm in the eastern Pacific Basin attempts to form.
Cooler air will continue to pour across the United Kingdom this weekend, providing relief from the longest June heatwave in more than 40 years.
Much cooler air with temperatures more typical of mid- to late September will sweep across the Great Lakes and Northeast this weekend into next week.
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A welcome period of more seasonable conditions will grace Germany this weekend before the risk of stronger thunderstorms returns around the middle of next week.
Dangerous heat swelled in the United Kingdom and southwestern United States while Tropical Storm Cindy barreled across the South.
Areas of the southern United States dealing with the aftermath of Cindy will get a break from hot, humid and stormy conditions by the end of the weekend.