The cougher’s survival guide

2019-11-01 06:00

The essentials every cougher needs on hand

Exactly how can flu damage your heart?

2019-09-18 04:45

There is a reason why you shouldn't exercise when you are suffering (and even recovering) from flu.

Women generally have stronger immune responses to vaccines than men, but ageing may close the gap

2019-08-26 11:50

A study found that women's responses to flu vaccines grow weaker as their oestrogen levels decline with age.

Is chicken soup a real helper and good for flu?

2019-08-25 10:00

Chilly months seem to go hand-in-hand with colds and flu. Does the notion of having chicken soup help at all?

Can you catch a cold and the flu at the same time?

2019-08-03 07:00

Technically, it's possible. But would your body be able to fight off a double viral infection?

A checklist to determine if you can exercise after the flu

2019-07-18 06:32

You're doing well with your workout – until the dreaded winter cold or flu strikes. Here's how to ease back into things once you feel better.

9 flu shot side effects you should know about

2019-06-30 10:00

No, it will not give you the flu.

WATCH: How much do you know about the flu shot?

2019-05-18 07:00

Flu season is here, and we put South Africans to the test about their understanding of the influenza vaccine.

US flu season ebbing, but cases still widespread

2019-04-18 10:32

Though this year's flu hasn't been as bad as last year's, it's still been severe, and it will be weeks before flu drops to levels needed for the season to be declared over.

Reworked nasal flu vaccine looks good for kids

2019-04-04 17:23

It is recommended that all children six months and older should receive the flu vaccine, in whatever form their paediatrician recommends.


Sinus infections – what you need to know

2019-10-26 09:45

According to an expert, most sinus infections are caused by viruses, but bacteria can also be to blame.

How to avoid a secondary infection after having flu

2019-09-04 16:50

You've had a bad bout of flu, but you’re on the mend. However, secondary infections such as pneumonia and other respiratory infections are linked to flu. Here’s how to avoid serious complications.

My phlegm is yellow, do I need antibiotics?

2019-08-25 19:29

Does the colour of your phlegm really indicate whether you should be on antibiotics, or is this yet another myth?

9 ways to beat a cold quicker

2019-08-12 12:40

Cold or flu caught you? Don’t worry, you can quickly beat the sniffles and coughs.

Do you know the difference between a cold and flu?

2019-07-22 14:20

‘Tis the season for sneezing and with coughs heard far and wide you are likely to catch a bug of your own - but can you tell which bug you’ve just caught?

7 ways to stop yourself getting a cold this year

2019-07-11 11:59

They say prevention is better than a cure and we’ve got some sure-fire ways to strengthen your immunity against this cold and flu season.

Can a sore throat really be deadly?

2019-06-03 05:20

Sore throats are very common and they’re usually nothing to worry about. But if it develops into a serious infection, ignoring it can cause terminal complications.

Do hospitals have flu's spread under control?

2019-05-03 06:34

According to Swiss researchers, the spread of flu in hospitals is very difficult to control because many people 'shed' the influenza virus without showing any symptoms.

Heart failure hospitalisations spike when flu season peaks

2019-04-10 11:35

As many as one in five heart failure hospitalisations appears to be triggered by the flu during the months when influenza viruses are circulating widely.

5 things you should know about getting a flu shot

2019-04-02 05:29

Here are five things you need to know about the flu vaccine ahead of flu "season".

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