Home > Medical > Cold and flu infection > Health tips Health tips All sections in Flu » About Flu » Bird flu and SARS » Health Tips » Multimedia » Flu News » Preventing Flu » Spreading the Flu » The 1918 Epidemic » The Flu Virus » Treatment » You and Flu Flu: when to see a doctor It's winter and, unfortunately, with that comes colds and flu. When is a bout of flu serious? And when should you seek proper treatment? Break the fever It's winter and it's flu time. If you're lucky, you won't be affected this year. But in case the flu does hit you, make sure you know how to break the fever. Fight flu with these foods Countrywide, flu numbers are soaring. If you haven't been affected, count yourself lucky. But be sure to boost your immune system with the foods you eat. Ask CyberDoc » Test Do you need vitamin C? » Join Body Talk » Quiz Addicted to pills? » No Flu for you 10 foods to boost your immune system Stop sinusitis in its tracks The next time your child complains of a runny nose, headache and fatigue, you may have to reach for more than cold medication. Something getting up your nose? Children tend to push small objects up their noses and adults sometimes pack bits of cotton into the nose nostril to stop bleeding. You, your kid and flu The flu season is around the corner and kids are particularly at risk. In fact, research shows that children are 1,5 to 3 times more likely to get the flu than adults. Got a cold? Colds are as much a part of winter as soup and scarves. Fortunately, over-the-counter remedies can sort out most colds – or, at least, relieve the symptoms. Beating those flu blues It takes the immune system about six to eight weeks to respond to flu vaccination. Fight flu this winter Down with the flu? Many people make the mistake to think that antibiotics could help. But as flu is caused by the influenza virus, these medications won't make a difference. Forget fitness when flu strikes You're training hard. Then, out of the blue, you're struck down by a nasty bout of flu. What are the implications for your exercise routine? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.