26 November 2015

News you should know


How far does a sneeze really travel?

It's well known that a sneeze can easily spread a cold or flu virus but new research has found that a sneeze can easily cover an entire room and even make its way into ventilation ducts.

Flu jab linked to rare sleep disorder

After the 2009 swine flu pandemic, researchers noticed a startling rise in cases of narcolepsy, a rare sleep disorder. Could one of the vaccines be to blame?

Flu meds could damage your heart

Some over-the-counter medications, including those commonly-used for colds and flu, have been shown to adversely affect the heart.

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