UK Flu

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 ...

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...

Can Wet Socks Really Cure Your Flu?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We don't know about you, but when we have the flu, we wear 10 layers of clothing (one must be a fluffy dressing gown), are armed with boxes of Lemsip,...

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. ...

Could This Pickled Vegetable Prevent Flu?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Bacteria found in a traditional Japanese pickle could prevent flu, a study suggests. Scientists investigated the immune-boosting powers of Lactobac...

Surviving Freshers' Flu

Sam Stern | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Stern

It's that time of year again. Chances are your immune system has been shot to pieces by a combination of late nights, drinking, poor diet and maybe even getting lucky! In order to combat this menace, here are a few recipes that will sort you right out!

Universal Flu Jab Breakthrough, New Vaccine Will Tackle All Strands Of Virus

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

British scientists have edged closer to developing a "holy grail" universal influenza vaccine that would tackle all strains of the illness. Researc...

Foods to Fight the Winter Chills

Henrietta Norton | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Henrietta Norton

Writing on winter ills seems surreal after the nourishing heat we have been fortunate to have in the last month. But, as far-fetched as it may seem, if we want to begin our preparations for winter, the time is now; preparation is the work-horse of prevention.

An Interview With Dr. David Hughes, The Zombie Ant Expert Behind PS3 Phenomenon 'The Last of Us'

Tom Ward | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Tech
Tom Ward

The main area of David's work is the Cordyceps fungi, or the 'zombie ant' fungi. Cordyceps works by effectively taking over the ant's systems, before killing the insect and bursting out of its skull, often high above an ant nest, so that infecting those below becomes that much easier.

Sick Singers

Michael Volpe | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Michael Volpe

If you or I get a cold we can sit at our desks, doped on Lemsip and trundle through our day's tasks unwatched, unnoticed, silently. That is a luxury not afforded a performer who must force their voice into spectacularly unnatural contortions, expending monumental amounts of energy in the process.

New Drug Could Help Fight Against Flu

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A new type of flu drug could prove a potent weapon against resistant strains of the virus, research has shown. The drug effectively throws a spanne...

Should You Work Out When You're Ill?

Charli Cohen | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Cohen

'To train, or not to train?' This is the question we regular exercisers agonise over when lurgy strikes. Those unconvinced of the joy of exercise will struggle to comprehend why it is we WANT to train though the illness - why not take the opportunity to 'pull a sickie' on our fitness regimen.

Third Person Contracts 'Sars-Like' Illness

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

A second relative of a UK patient who recently contracted a potentially fatal Sars-like virus has become infected with the disease, taking the total t...

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...

10 Natural Ways To Prevent Cold And Flu

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

With temperatures set to plummet this weekend and weather forecasters warning of snow, the nation's minds will shift to two things: a) how to avoid sl...

Sputum Season - Cough, Splutter, Barf

Mr Pickwick | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

I had been offered the flu jab before Christmas but turned it down on the principle of what is the immune system if you do not use it. And for this reason, the unfriendly flu bacteria came along and kneecapped me.

Why You Won't Follow In Ancestors' Footsteps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered how more years you've got on the clock? Well, unlike your ancestors, there are many diseases and health problems with which you simply w...

Flu Season Is Officially Upon Us

Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The flu season has begun, parents have been warned, after an increase in the number of children aged five to 14 falling ill. Anti-viral drugs shoul...

Could Antibiotics Crisis Mean Colds Become Fatal?

PA | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Patients have been urged not to request antibiotics for coughs and colds due to an increasing resistance to treatments in the population. It is imp...

Don't Leave Vitamin D Out in the Cold This Winter

Glen Matten | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

Whilst the jury might be out on how effective vitamin D is or isn't when it comes to seasonal colds and flu protection, be under no illusion that limping through winter in a vitamin D deficient state is likely to amplify the risk of a multitude of other serious health problems.

Dirty Brits: UK 'Unhygienic During Flu Outbreak'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Britons are among the most unhealthy people to be around in the midst of a major flu outbreak, research suggests. Of five populations studied, peop...

Cure For Winter Colds And Flu?

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A new oral antiseptic spray that is effective in killing 99.9% of infectious airborne germs could be the answer to fighting colds and flu, claim a res...