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Q: DOES THE FLU SHOT GIVE YOU THE FLU?

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The flu vaccine does not give you the flu, nor does it give you a little bit of the (live) influenza virus. All influenza vaccines used in Australia are made from the deactivated ‘shell’ of the flu virus. Think of it like the body of a car – imagine the shell of a car without the motor, so it doesn’t actually run.

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Q: DOES CHOCOLATE GIVE YOU ACNE?

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According to Dr Michael Freeman, a spokesperson from the Australasian College of Dermatologists chocolate is not a cause of acne or pimples. But a high glycemic index diet can predispose to acne.  So while chocolate may not necessarily be a direct cause of acne, eating foods which significantly increase your blood sugar may not be doing your skin any favours.  When it comes to oily food, Freeman says there is “no real association” in terms of causing pimples.

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