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4 signs you’re not ready for flu season

FLU, IMMUNE SYSTEMYes, I just had my flu shot this week. I’m primed to make it through the season of probable sickness without being sidelined to the couch with a box of Kleenex and easy access to the bathroom.

Sit me down right next to someone who is hacking away and feverish with sweat – with no escape route available … Read More

Why the next few months are critical for your heart

blood pressure, heartI’ve started taking lukewarm showers in the morning, instead of my usual steamy 20 minutes of utter surrender and relaxation. You don’t need a lot of time, if you’re quick about it, to lather up and condition your hair.

A friend of mine says he never has a hot shower because it dries out his skin. And when … Read More

How to protect yourself against epidemics

antibiotics, bacteriaI’ve seen enough end-of-the-world movies to know that we could be wiped out by serious infection. Whether it’s a deadly flu epidemic or bronchial infection – that can be harder on elderly people because of aging immune systems – serious contagious illness seems far more likely to me than hostile aliens blowing up the planet.

I’m not trying … Read More

Do this one thing to avoid getting sick

GERM, PREVENTIONHave you ever avoided a handshake because the person you just met appears to be lacking in personal hygiene or sneezing up a storm?

On top of being awkward, avoiding a handshake, no matter what the reason, can be perceived as pretty darn rude!

But there might be a way around this. A new study by researchers from Aberystwyth … Read More

How often do you really need to see your doctor for a checkup?

doctors, healthMore isn’t always better – and going to see the doctor isn’t any different.

Maybe you feel you need to go and sit it out in the waiting room to see your doctor twice a year, just to make sure you’re okay. But new research shows this might not be necessary.

There are a couple of guidelines and silent … Read More

Contagion! Treatment options threatened as antibiotic resistance rises

antiobiotic, treatmentWith new strains of viruses popping up every day, the first go-to fast and easy solution has tended to be antibiotics.

However, with overuse, resistance to these drugs has become a real problem. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in its April report that common infections may soon become killers unless we take action in a … Read More

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