Search Results for: flu
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 … 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 … 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

Alert! Coughs and sneezes spread infection faster than we thought

COLD, PREVENTIONI had lunch with a friend the other day and the guy had a coughing fit right at the table. Not good, and it turned me off my Cobb salad– and I hate to leave a good Cobb salad unfinished! But here’s why…

Whenever you’re under the weather and can’t suppress the pressure wave that comes from a … Read More

Germ Alert: 95% Not Doing One Necessary Thing

WASH HANDSAre you concerned about the spread of germs?

Well, you should be, flu season or not.

Proper hand washing is one of the top preventative strategies to not get sick. But wait: You’re likely thinking you’re killing those germs and protecting yourself and others by doing so, but the odds are you’re not washing your hands properly, new … Read More

What Your Tongue Reveals About Your Health

465249407Walk up to a mirror, open up your mouth and say, “ahhh.” This exercise has nothing to do with teeth whitening and actor George Clooney (who paid for that gorgeous grin).

It’s all about your tongue, not necessarily a beauty feature, perhaps, but getting a close look at your own tongue will say more about you than you … Read More

Page 1 of 1012345...10...Last »