Colds & Flu
Self-help for post-nasal drip

Self-help for post-nasal drip

Your hacking cough may be caused by a post-nasal drip. Fed up? Try these self-help tips. A post-nasal drip during winter can cause much discomfort. Most cases are caused by viruses and clear up by themselves, but what can you do about that nagging sensation in the back of your throat? We look at simple […]

Make 2015 a flu-free year

Make 2015 a flu-free year

Winter is here, which means it’s time to wrap up warmly and do your best to keep flu bugs at bay. We’re all susceptible to the coughs and sneezes of winter, but many people face a double blow when it comes to flu viruses. Some of us have compromised immune systems (which makes it harder […]

7 dangerous flu myths

7 dangerous flu myths

Many misconceptions about the influenza virus and flu vaccine persist, despite massive education campaigns worldwide. We take a look at a few dangerous flu myths. Myth: Flu is no more than a nuisance, much like common cold that cannot be prevented. Fact: Flu is a severe and sometimes life-threatening disease that causes 250,000-500,000 deaths worldwide annually. […]

Your heater can kill you

Your heater can kill you

Australians may enjoy milder winters than people living in the Northern Hemisphere, but many of us still have heating devices in our homes. This can range from air conditioning units, to gas heaters, to bar heaters, to open wood fires and wood heaters. All forms of heaters may serve to lessen the bite of the winter cold, […]

7 bad winter habits

7 bad winter habits

Winter is a time for snuggling up and staying warm. But be careful of the indulgences that may compromise your health in the long run. 1. Indulging in comfort foods Bad eating habits during winter tend to be a common thing, but be aware that eating foods with too much sugar or fat and not enough fruit […]

Stay healthy this winter

Stay healthy this winter

Winter is on the way, which means it’s time to wrap up warmly and do your best to keep those nasty cold and flu bugs at bay. But staying healthy takes more than simply tying a scarf around your neck. Understanding more about the two most common winter infections and how to avoid them can […]