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Make a Clean Getaway

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Hydration of the respiratory tract (keeping it warm and moist) is known to benefit the immune system.

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Peripheral oedema: swelling of the hands or ankles

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A Scottish study reports that people who eat a Mediterranean-style diet, i.e., rich in leafy green vegetables and low on meat, are more likely to remain mentally sharp in later life. The researchers found these people scored higher on a range of memory and thinking tests in their late 70s. However, there's no mention of what haggis might do to you, mentally or otherwise.

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Q: Why do they call it the novel coronavirus?

A: It's a long story.

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