UK Flu

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...

This Moustache Wax Could Cure Your Man Flu

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Style

Making it through man flu season unscathed is no easy feat... but two men reckon they've just found a cure. Their ingenious solution? Infusing mous...

We Need to Take Control of Our Health This Winter - Easy Steps to Helping Yourself and the NHS

Rose Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Rose Gallagher

Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.

Thousands 'Risking Health' By Not Having Flu Vaccine

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of vulnerable patients could be risking their health by not having a flu vaccine, a report from the Royal College of General Practitioners (...

10 Reasons to Book Your Flu Jab Right Now

Fleur Perry | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Perry

For the lucky people reading this who've never had the flu, traditional wisdom states that the difference between a cold and flu is that when you have the flu, you wouldn't get out of bed even if it were raining £50 notes. It's easy to catch, it's easy to pass on, and it can survive on lift buttons, door handles and chip and pin machines for a whole day, just waiting for its next victim.

Is It Worth Getting The Flu Jab?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Last winter, the flu jab proved effective in just one in three cases. With this in mind, is it actually worth forking out for the vaccine this year? ...

Flu Jab 'Effective For One In Three Adults'

PA | By Scott D'Arcy, Press Association | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The flu jab proved effective for just one in three adults who received it last winter, Public Health England (PHE) has said. And the vaccine for ch...

Mum Films Touching Documentary Thanking NHS For Saving Newborn's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents

On 2 February, Sophie Mei Lan Slack gave birth to her second child Arianna. Two months later, her baby girl was hooked up to a ventilator, critically ...

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...

This Very Simple Action Can Stop Flu Spreading

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Vaccinations provide an effective form of response in the face of a flu outbreak, but there may be a far more simple way to halt illness. Staying ...

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 ...

Could This Be The Future Of Flu Vaccinations?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new strategy for keeping one jump ahead of seasonal flu could improve vaccine effectiveness, scientists believe. Research has shown that vaccines...

Man Has Flu, Takes Ibuprofen And This Happens

SWNS | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When most of us get the flu, the worst we experience is a stuffy nose and an achy body. But one flu sufferer says he is lucky to be alive after su...

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...

All Your Cold And Flu Questions Answered

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's that time of year again, when you give in and don your winter coat and style it out with the ultimate accessory - tissues. You can catch cold ...

Could This Jacket Help Fight Against Flu?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the sound of a commuter's sneeze sends shivers down your spine, fear not. This new jacket may help protect you against flu and other nasty viruses....

Why Pregnant Women Get Flu

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For the past however long, mums-to-be have suffered from the flu virus worse than any other member of the public due to (what was believed to be) a we...

Scientist Creates Unstoppable Swine Flu Because... Er...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

A US-based scientist has confirmed that his team have successfully created a deadly version of the H1N1 virus which is able to evade the human immune ...

Scientists Recreate Extinct Spanish Flu

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists in America have brought back to life the deadly influenza virus which caused the Spanish Flu pandemic, killing over 50 million people. ...

77% Of Flu Infections Are Symptom-Free

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been suffering from something that's not quite the flu and it's more severe than a cold, you may have fallen into the gap of flu infections ...

How Vigorous Exercise May Cut Flu Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Working up a sweat through regular, vigorous exercise could reduce risk of flu by around 10%, research suggests. Doing at least 2.5 hours a week of...

The Bright Side Of Having A Cold

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We may not be having snowstorms or arctic weather in Britain (yet), but it is still undeniably the season for colds and flus. The good news is that...

Flu Symptoms: How To Spot The Signs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's that time of year again - when family and friends start dropping like flies, victim to the inevitable winter flu. *Shudders* So before you ...