You and flu

Sleep soundly even when you're sick

Sore throat. Stuffy nose. Wheezing cough. When you’re sick with a cold or flu, all you want to do is crawl into bed and sleep for a week or two.

Bounce back after being sick

If you're getting over being under the weather, it can be tempting to put the pedal to the metal on the road to recovery. Here's how to bounce back without risking a relapse.

Flu myths and facts

Many misconceptions about the flu virus and vaccine persist, despite the widespread impact of the disease and the benefit of vaccine.

'I had swine flu'

South Africa's 13th swine flu patient is up and about and doing much better, thanks to quick action from his doctor.

The age of killer germs

It seems humans are losing the battle against ever stronger germs. Will our new superdrugs be up to the task of fighting these superbugs?

Flu and smokers

Smokers are definitely more likely to experience the adverse consequences of flu infections.

Flu and children

How do you know whether your child has 'flu and not just the common cold? And how can you treat your child at home? A virologist has the facts.

Flu and the elderly

More than 50 percent of the elderly with flu will develop respiratory infections, and more than 90 percent of deaths related to influenza occur in the elderly.

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