Are Flu Shots Always Helpful?

Influenza, better known as the flu, is a potentially fatal illness especially among young people, the elderly, and those with pre-existing health conditions such as asthma. The best way to prevent the flu and its potential complications is to get a vaccine each year, advises the Centers for Disease Control. An increasing number of companies [&hellip

Holiday Activities Increase Your Risk of Serious House Fires

For most people, winter is a special season and a time for holiday celebration. Most people acknowledge that they are much more susceptible to suffer a cold, the flu, stress or even depression (such as seasonal affective disorder) during the colder months of the years. But fires can turn much more deadly and winter activities are [&hellip

To Be or Not To Be….Sick?

Needle me this. Our busy lives demand we stay healthy.  We can either spend 4 to 14 days experiencing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, high fever, coughs, runny nose, body aches, chills and fatigue, and possibly even infect vulnerable individuals around us, or we can get the shot. What if I’m already healthy? A healthy diet and [&hellip

Eye Drops, Nose Sprays Can be Harmful to Kids

Eye drops and nose decongestant sprays which are non-prescribed can be harmful if swallowed. This situation has resulted to thousands of sickened children. The Food and Drug Administration warns and remind parents to observe proper and safe storage of these medicines and make sure that it is out of children’s reach. The Consumer Product Safety [&hellip

Scientists Move Closer to a Lasting Flu Vaccine

Pharmacists and physicians have a collection of fresh vaccines that their will offer to their patients during the upcoming flu season. These vaccines aim to strongly protect patients against the flu virus. Director Gary J. Nabel of the Vaccine Research Center at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease said the flu vaccines are the [&hellip

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