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Infections
March 23, 2016

The flu vaccine – yes or no?

Don't waste your sick days on the flu - get the flu jab! We know, we know - just the thought of getting an injection may be giving you the shivers. But if you want to avoid getting actual shivers because of fever and flu, the injection is your best solution! (more…)
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Infections
September 19, 2015

Colds Are The Worst At Night!

Do you ever feel like your cold symptoms are worse when you’re trying to go to sleep at night? Not too long ago, a member of the team got sick with a viral throat infection coupled with seasonal allergies. He noticed that he was well enough to be on his feet during the day, but felt awful at night! The symptoms were worse: his nose and sinuses clogged up, coughing increased and his headache was much worse. He wondered why and decided to ask our doctors. (more…)
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FluInfections
June 11, 2015

3 Vital secrets about flu

Winter is here! Warm clothes, an excuse to wear that scarf, hot chocolate and nights in front of the fire sound really great, and they are! However, it’s also the season when viruses declare war on your immune system. This year we bring you 3 key secrets to preventing and beating the nasty influenza virus. 1. Rest really is the best medicine Do you think rest is for the weak? Guess again! Bedrest is one of the best weapons against the flu. The only way to beat the flu is to let your immune system do all the work. However,…
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Infections
May 4, 2015

5 ways to prevent flu this winter

Winter is the season for nasty colds and flu, so here’s how to stay one step ahead of viruses! The top 5 things you can do to help stay germ-free: Wash your hands regularly. Most viruses are airborne - when someone sneezes or coughs, you breathe them in – but they can also be transmitted by touching an infected surface and then touching your eyes, mouth or nose. Washing your hands regularly with soap and warm water, and drying them on disposable paper towels, lowers your risk of picking up a virus. Keep warm. Keeping warm can help you avoid…
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Infections
April 22, 2015

Home remedies for colds and flu

It’s hard to escape cold and flu germs during winter - unless you hide away from open plan offices, public transport, gyms and crowded places like shopping malls and cinemas! The next best thing is to boost your immune system and keep it strong. Some of your options A lot of people opt to get a flu jab every winter. It’s especially recommended for: those with weakened immune systems elderly people pregnant women. Others tend to double up on immune boosters such as vitamin C and anti-oxidant supplements. You could also try natural home remedies, which are effective at keeping…
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AsthmaInfections
April 18, 2015

Help your doc with your diagnosis!

We’ve all done it. We wake up with a runny nose and immediately assume we have the flu or some type of nasty bacteria, causing havoc. But how do you really know? (more…)
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Infections
December 29, 2014

Tips on how to treat a fever

Not sure what to do when you have a fever? Treating certain illnesses, infections, rashes, aches and pains can be easy and doesn’t always require that you go to the doctor or hospital. Just make sure you’re well equipped with the basics. Take a look at how to identify a fever and what you should do. (more…)
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Men's Health
August 5, 2014

Is “man-flu” an actual thing?

It’s been a joke for years, but when researchers started looking into this strange condition, it turned out that man-flu might be an actual thing after all! Researchers first conducted a long study with mice, which found that oestrogen levels in women might help them recover from flu more quickly. Hopefully there’ll be further studies on this – in humans. Scientists then discovered that men have more temperature receptors in their brains, which means that the fevers they experience do tend to be hotter. Lastly, research hints that the “live-fast-die-young” strategy men have evolved for breeding purposes means that they…
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Infections
June 18, 2014

The best way to prevent colds and flu this season!

You’re surrounded! Co-workers, sniffing kids, even going to the supermarket means exposure to everyone else and their viruses. You can’t hole up in a bunker for the rest of winter, but the good news is: you don’t have to. Bearing in mind that there’s no sure-fire way to stop a cold, here are some simple strategies to make you less vulnerable to the aches and sniffles through the worst of the season. (more…)
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