With individuals coming down with the flu left, right and centre, it is natural to be concerned for the safety of our close family and friends, especially the elderly, young children, and pregnant women. And you know what they say – prevention is better than cure. Let us take a look at the measures you may take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
With the onset of monsoon, torrential rains, and extreme hot weather, it looks like different viral diseases are making their rounds.
An informed public health professional will argue that public health is half medical and half data. Without data, any health system is effectively blind. Data provides visibility into public health emergencies and non-emergencies alike. It saves lives. It tells us where the government needs to pour its funds and which areas to mobilise resources in. It helps identify gaps in healthcare and measure outcomes. Indeed, data is the eyes and ears of public health.
Do you spend the majority of the winter season dreading the sicknesses that the cold weather inevitably brings? Do chilly mornings and gloomy evenings threaten your healthy way of life? We are all aware that the colder months cause both a dramatic decrease in our motivation to get out of bed in the mornings and a significant rise in the frequency of flu viruses in people. But you do not necessarily need to spend half of the season visiting doctors.
New Canadian research finds that children who have been vaccinated against influenza, also known as flu, are significantly less likely to end up in hospital because of the virus.
Heading into fall also signals the start of flu season, as the temperature drops and we spend more time wrapped up indoors. To help protect yourself from any bugs being passed around at work or picked up at school, follow these simple tips for a healthier season for all the family.
Have you ever wondered what measures can be adopted to prevent yourself from this flu? The Daily Star brings to you expert advice from medical practioners on ‘home remedies to prevent seasonal flu’