Targeted Pain Relief When You Need It
The Winter season is best known for cold temperatures and chapped lips. Chapped lips can be painful due to dryness, cracking, flaking, tenderness, itchiness, and soreness. These are all common because of poor lip care practices.
The flu virus is known to spread through coughing, sneezing, and touching surfaces. But new research from the University of Maryland in College Park shows something new. People with the flu can spread the virus into the air around them just by breathing. Their research shows those who are infected with the virus generate tiny droplets that stay suspended within the air for a long time. This is true even when they aren't coughing or sneezing and happens the most within the first few days of illness.
To understand infection control, you have to understand the chain of infection and ways to disrupt this chain to protect yourself. Links of the chain include the microorganism, reservoir, portal of exit, mode of transmission, portal of entry, and susceptible host.
First aid is required in many ways, shapes and forms. It is always a good idea to have basic first aid skills just in case you need it yourself, or someone needs it around you. Here is a list with the 8 most common injuries requiring first aid and what you can do when an accident like this occurs.
Microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, typically cause infectious diseases. These microbes are not always harmful to we have thousands of simple organisms living in and on our bodies. Although, under certain conditions, bacteria can cause disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “established National Influenza Week in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond”. This year it will be acknowledged December 3-9, 2017.
Influenza, better known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can even lead to death. Symptoms of the flu tend to start suddenly and include the following:
An onslaught of a deadly and quickly mutating strain of the flu has affected the Southern Hemisphere as well as parts of Australia this year. Influenza A, caused by the H3N2 virus, is the flu subtype wreaking havoc on these areas, especially in Australia. The H3N2 virus triggers outbreaks of influenza A and B that circulate among individuals. Flu seasons are undeniably miserable when this virus dominates. Statistics from the Immunisation Coalition “show there was a 156% increase in confirmed cases of influenza in August this year when compared to the same time last year.”