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Can you really boost your immune system?

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Can you really boost your immune system?

How does the immune system work and what can you do to support it, particularly during the cold and flu season? We bust some myths about 'boosting' the immune response and also ask the experts what you should do if you get recurrent viral infections and consistently feel below par.

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