NOROVIRUS STOMACH BUG: WHAT IS IT? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

A new strain of norovirus accounted for 58% of the reported cases of what some people call “stomach flu” last month. As if this year’s robust flu season weren’t enough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports today that a new strain of the vomiting disease norovirus has reached the USA from Australia. Last… [Continue Reading]

5 FOODS THAT HELP YOU FIGHT THE FLU

You’ve stocked up on cold and flu medicine and have enough hand sanitizer and tissues to last for decades, but have you considered how your diet affects your health? Most people opt for orange juice and chicken noodle soup when they feel the sniffles coming on, but those aren’t the only foods that can help… [Continue Reading]

THE FLU SHOT: WHAT, WHY AND THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE FLU SHOT

What is flu? The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for example when sneezing. Medically, it is referred to as influenza. Flu is a respiratory infection, that is, an infection that develops primarily in the lungs. Respiratory infections caused by other viruses often… [Continue Reading]

MUTANT BIRD FLU WOULD BECOME AIRBORNE, SCIENTISTS SAY

Here’s what it takes to make a deadly virus transmissible through the air: as few as five genetic mutations, according to a new study. This research, published in the journal Science, is the second of two controversial studies to finally be released that examines how the H5N1 bird flu virus can be genetically altered and… [Continue Reading]

SLOW YOUR ROLL!!

I really need to take my own advice, every now and then. I was feeling sick yesterday. My head felt stuffed up, my nose was runny and stuffed up and my eyes were itchy. I was feeling all these symptoms of a bad head cold, but because I hadn’t worked out since friday, I ignored… [Continue Reading]