Getting The Flu- What You Can Do

Getting The Flu- What You Can Do

It is an important thing to avoid getting the flu, most especially during the time of a pandemic. But unfortunately, there are times when you just can’t avoid getting it during the flu season. There are many ways that will help you recover once you have caught the flu. Here are some of them. Stay […]

Tips To Avoid Getting The Flu

Tips To Avoid Getting The Flu

It can be a hassle when you catch the flu. But in times like these, getting the flu can be quite a worrying experience. The only way to prevent having such worries is by trying to avoid getting it. Here are some tips that may help prevent you from getting the flu. Wash Your Hands […]

Easy Ways to Stay Cold-Free

Easy Ways to Stay Cold-Free

The cold season may now be coming in, bringing along its share of viruses and flu. While it may be quite hard to stay away from colds during this time of the year, it can also be prevented. Here are some easy and common ways to stay cold-free. Wash Hands Regularly This oft repeated advice […]

New Body Defense Mechanism Against Viruses Found

New Body Defense Mechanism Against Viruses Found

Researchers from a Cambridge laboratory have recently found out a new way of how the body’s defense mechanism may defend against viruses. This relatively new discovery was once considered an impossibility among scientists. But thanks to new studies, researchers have found out that the body’s immune defenses may still work even after viruses have made […]

Common Cold And Flu Myths

Common Cold And Flu Myths

The winter season has also brought along higher incidence of colds and flu for many people. Prevention and avoidance seems to be the best way to stay healthy during this time. Doing so would require you to know the facts about colds and flu as well as the myths around them. Here are just some of them: Myth 1: You lose most of your body heat through your head. Although it may feel that you lose a lot of body heat through your head during the winter, it only accounts for 10 percent of the …

Tips For Surviving The Flu Season

Tips For Surviving The Flu Season

Flu season usually starts during the fall and ends sometime in spring. During that time, people are more at risk of contracting the flu virus which then might spread to other people you might come into contact with. Although there is no fool-proof way to avoid the flu, there are various ways in which you may be able to reduce the risks of getting infected.Get flu vaccinations annually.The problem with the flu virus is that each season comes with a different strain that can infect you. This is th…

Common Colds

Common Colds

A viral infection which affects the upper respiratory tract, the common cold is the most common infectious disease. Kids get as many as 8 colds per year. The common cold is the number one reason why kids visit the doctor. It’s also the number one reason why kids stay home from school.CausesThe rhinoviruses are responsible for half of all colds. Invisible to the naked eye, these viruses are the air we breathe and on things that we touch. More than 100 rhinoviruses can get into the protective lini…

How to Avoid The Office Bug

How to Avoid The Office Bug

At work, workers fall ill from colds and the flu, one after the other. It’s a common scenario. Still, who wants to get sick right?Dr. Neil Fishman, associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and director of the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control for the University of Pennsylvania Health System says “We know that some years (viruses) are more severe than others. But it’s [possible] to totally avoid getting sick.”Cold and Flu Virus…

Flu Facts

Flu Facts

Influenza, or more commonly known as the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu is contagious. Illnesses range from mild to severe, sometimes it can even lead to death. US Flu StatisticsEvery year, 5-20 percent of the population gets the flu. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from the flu complications. More than 36,000 people die from flu-related causes. High Risk PeoplePeople who are at high risk for serious flu complications include:ChildrenOlder PeoplePeop…

Symptoms of Swine Flu

Symptoms of Swine Flu

The term “swine flu” has caused panic the world over.  Several travelers coming in from Mexico-the country suspected as the source of such virus-have contracted the disease and have been constantly monitored and treated.  Meanwhile, a tourist from Mexico has shown symptoms of the swine flu while checking in at a Hong Kong hotel.  He was placed on quarantine, while the whole hotel was off limits to anybody and its guests were not allowed to come out. However, before we let panic rule our minds, w…