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?

Nature: Ways To Get Out Into It More

Louis Sherman | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

At the moment it is cold outside, and while our nature seems to be at more risk than ever (Thanks Trump, however kudos to the National Park Service). So I thought it is as good a time as ever to share some of the ways I get out in nature every day of the year, as well as specifically some ideas for winter.

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...

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...

The Colour Of Your Snot Can Tell You How Ill You Are

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re currently sat surrounded by tissues and Lemsip, there’s a high possibility that your snot is looking pretty radioactive. The video abov...

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...

13 Things All Brits Do Now That It Is Bloody Freezing

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Unlike the first signs of autumn - golden leaves, crisp evenings - the advent of winter is far less romantic. Namely, you can’t feel your face anymo...

Householders Helped To Stay In Their Own Home 'Warm, Safe And Well'

Stephen Burke | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Stephen Burke

In all the debate about the funding and integration of health and care, too little attention has been paid to housing. Yet we know that an older or di...

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

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...

Niagara Falls Has Been Transformed Into An Amazing Icy Spectacle

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

The winter's deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells and drawing tourists wh...

Why You Can Kiss Your Partner When They Have A Cold

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a loved-one has the sniffles, most of us will avoid giving them a kiss, regardless of snotty they may look. But according to a leading profess...

Coldest Night Forecast As Temperature Plunges To -15C

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

Forecasters are predicting the coldest night in Britain so far this winter, with temperatures plunging as low as -15C late tonight and early tomorrow ...

Could There Finally Be An Effective Treatment For Flu?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're feeling snotty, achey and downright miserable, chances are high that you have the flu. Up until now, the only treatment for flu has been ...

Does This Picture Make You Shiver? If So, You Might Suffer From This...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than watching someone plunge into an ice-cold pool. They resurface, shivering, and - despite being pretty cosy yourself - you be...

How to Make the Ultimate Mulled Wine

BarChick | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As London gets colder, the wine is getting hotter; that's right people it's officially mulled wine season and time to say yes please to Christmas in a cup! This ain't no time for those dodgy mulling tea bags and some pre-made bottle of wine job, this is a time to go long on your spices and brew something magical.

Cold And Flu Hacks That Will Have You Feeling Normal Again

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You've got the attractive red nose, the husky voice and the cough which makes you sound like you smoke 100-a-day. Then there's the shivering one momen...

Does Being Cold Make You More Likely To Get Ill?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered why people get colds more often in the winter than at other times of the year? ASAP Science explore whether there is any correlatio...

Why Do We Catch A Cold Two To Three Times A Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you have a cold, the likelihood that it's your first one in 12 months is highly unlikely. So why do we catch colds more than two or three times...

Fetch My Orange Segments & Carbolic Smoke Ball: A Pictorial History Of Quaint Flu Remedies

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Tis the season to douse yourself in Lemsip, invest in Kleenex shares and affix your wrist to your clammy forehead in a permanent gesture of despair. ...

Cold Snap Expected As Autumn Gives Way To Winter

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A sudden cold snap will start on Monday, with temperatures falling below zero across the country and peaking at just 4C (39.2F) or 5C (41F). Homes ...

Bad Weather Sees 'Unprecedented' Calls To Winter Blues Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

A charity that deals with winter-related depression says it has been inundated with inquiries during the appalling weather gripping Britain. The Se...

A Letter of Complaint to Our Spring Season!

Bwoywonder | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Dear Spring, I want a refund! Not only have you failed to supply the correct type of weather standard to your time of month, but you somehow gave me that of last season! Snow!

Britain: The Bipolar Nation

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

If you haven't already noticed this week has seen a mass of snow descend upon the entire of the UK, and to say it has been met with a mass of mixed an...

8 Common Cold And Flu Prevention Mistakes We All Make

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

At this time of year, it can be hard to stay well. Despite your best efforts to avoid contact with bugs and encourage your immune system to work e...