Nobel Prizes for the unaccomplished

Theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions, ending a 50-year-long civil war, the synthesis of molecular machines — these are the accomplishments that garnered Nobel Prizes in 2016. Their achievements are truly modern miracles of thought. While this year’s winners showcase their world-changing achievements, we at UC Berkeley continue to toil
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Is the flu shot really worth it?

We all know the feeling: On day one, we wake up with nothing more than a general malaise and a mere itch in our throats. Day two, we wipe our runny noses, chug a tall glass of orange juice and tell ourselves we’re fine. Fast forward another day, and we’re
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Having sex, eating and other ways to avoid the flu in Berkeley

You know it’s coming. Various flu strains are floating around, getting you sick right before the semester becomes really difficult. Plus, reports of a possible measles outbreak made us officially worried about getting sick. Though the health posters in dorm bathrooms contain very helpful tips on how to avoid the flu, we at
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Don’t get sick — avoid the flu!

If you weren’t proactive enough to get a flu shot over break, you might be feeling extra sensitive about the germ-infested classrooms you’re spending so much time in. California may have missed the “winter” memo, but it definitely didn’t forget about flu season. Although there isn’t a specific month the
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5 foods that will help you fight the flu

The flu and the finals are both coming, and you want to stay strong against them. Consume these five foods as much as you can. 1. Whole grains Whole grains are packed with zinc, calcium, iron and fiber, which are all integral to a healthy body. Although many think whole-grain
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How to: deal with a cold

With only a few weeks left in the semester before final exams, it’s the absolute worst time to get sick. There’s obviously never a good time to run into the flu or catch a cold, but seriously, some times sure are better than others. Trying to get through a presentation
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