UK Flu

Everything You Need To Know About This Year's Flu Jab

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Flu season is just around the corner, meaning now is the time to start thinking about flu jabs. This year, Australia experienced one of its worst flu ...

Many Children Eligible For Flu Vaccine Are Missing Out, Here's What Hesitant Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Parents

Many children in England are not being immunised against flu, despite being eligible for the vaccination on the NHS. Nearly two thirds (62%) of kids a...

Is It A Common Cold Or Bad Bout Of The Flu? Spot The Signs And Know The Treatments

Dr. Amy Bibby | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Amy Bibby

It's that time of year again; the kids are back at school, the weather is getting wetter and colder and the germ count is rife. And no matter how much you're on high alert, you just know that you're going to come down with something: a runny nose, a sore throat, maybe even a tickly cough. But what happens when your standard cold begins to feel like a little bit more than just that? Do you know the difference between a cold and the flu? Could you spot the signs?

Flu Season: Important Questions Answered

PA for HuffPost UK | By PA Reporters | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The NHS in England has been warned to prepare for a busy winter following a “heavy” flu season in Australia and New Zealand.Here are some question...

Lifting The Lid On The Latest Food Myths

Rick Miller | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

Myth-busting and uncovering the truth about food is part of a day's work for a dietitian. From the latest celebrity diet, to the supposed miracle approaches of the latest nutritional 'guru'; some myths are easily explained, others more insidious and seem to return like a nasty bout of flu circulating.

Kim Kardashian West Branded 'Irresponsible' For Describing The Flu As An 'Amazing Diet'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Kim Kardashian West has hailed a new “diet” for her six-pound weight loss ahead of the 2017 Met Gala, and it’s proven rather controversial. The...

Grieving Mum Issues Reminder To Parents About Flu Vaccine After One-Year-Old Died

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mother has issued a warning to other parents after finding out her daughter died due to having flu when she went to sleep. Joelle Hughes, from Kent...

Got A Cold? Your Symptoms Will Be Worse If You're Lonely

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Tech

We don’t know about you, but when we’re feeling under the weather the last thing we want to do is go out and try to be sociable, instead we’ll s...

This Is How Many Sick Days The Average Worker Takes Per Year

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Days lost through sickness absence fell to a record low of around four per worker last year, new figures have revealed. Around 137 million working day...

Could Vitamin D Pills Hold The Answer To Keeping Coughs And Colds At Bay?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Vitamin D supplements could help keep winter coughs and colds away, according to a new study. Researchers from Queen Mary University in London said t...

Kids Winter Virus Watch

Dr. Ranj Singh | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Parents
Dr. Ranj Singh

As well as the cold weather, winter brings with it a whole host of childhood viral illnesses. So it's important for parents to be mindful of what's out there, how to deal with them and when to seek help.

Heroic 'Just Eat' Driver Delivers Lovely Surprise To Sick Customer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Just Eat delivery driver went above and beyond to deliver much-needed medication to a sick customer over the holidays. The customer had ordered food...

Do Probiotics Have The Potential To Prevent Or Treat Colds?

Tai Ibitoye | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tai Ibitoye

As the UK weather sees a major drop in temperature, the chance of individuals catching a cold or flu increases. People are urged to get the flu vaccination at their local GP surgery or local pharmacy to keep the winter virus at bay

15 Stages Of Having A Day Off Sick From Work

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Flu season is upon us and we’re all desperately wishing we’d come down with something that means we can spend a guilt-free day sleeping. But the ...

Would You Survive A Flu Pandemic? It Depends On When You Were Born

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech

According to a new study we don’t all stand the same chance when it comes to fighting off a worldwide flu pandemic. The research, from the Universit...

Top Tips To Stay Well This Winter

Jane Cummings | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Cummings

More people die in the winter months than the non-winter months, with around 25,000 excess winter deaths in England each year. Cold and damp homes can contribute to poor mental health and social isolation, indeed, one study has shown that residents of the 25% coldest homes have around a 20% greater risk of dying during the winter months than those in the warmest homes.

This Supermarket Offers A Really Cheap Flu Jab

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The cold weather has hit, bringing with it coughs and sniffles. While it’s all very well battling the office cold, the last thing you want to do is ...

Children's Nasal Flu Vaccine - Why Your Child Should Have It This Winter

Joanne Szczyglowski | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Parents
Joanne Szczyglowski

We all know the hand hygiene of our little people can be very poor. When pre-schoolers start Nursery there seems to be an influx of them picking up every bug going. Most parents I know are making sure their children are up to date with their pre-school booster and MMR, but what about getting the nasal flu this Winter?

Universal Flu Vaccine Could See The End Of Annual Flu Season

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech

Winter flu season could be a thing of the past, as scientists have developed a new universal flu vaccine. The groundbreaking new vaccine could give pr...

Flu Jabs 'More Effective' If Given In The Morning, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you get a flu jab you might want to book an appointment that's early in the day. A new study has found that flu jabs administered in the mor...

Flu Deaths Responsible For Drop In Life Expectancy, Says Report

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Deaths caused by the flu may explain a drop in the average life expectancy across England and Wales last year. New statistics reveal that mortalities ...

Flu Outbreak: Schools Issue Guidance To Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Parents

A flu outbreak in England has prompted some schools in the South West to issue guidance for parents to keep children off school for a week if they are...

Could This Explain Why Men Suffer From 'Man Flu'?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Men could be more susceptible to flu, a new study has found, which could prove why "man flu" is often as bad as it's made out to be. Scientists di...

How To Make Sure Your Makeup Doesn't Give You The Flu

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Style

If you're trying to avoid the flu this winter, you may want to reconsider how you care for your beauty products. Germs can harbor in your makeup, s...

Paracetamol Does Not Ease Flu Symptoms, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're unfortunate enough to get flu this winter, taking paracetamol may not ease your symptoms. According to a new study, the painkiller does n...