A combination of high demand and poor stock planning may explain current problems.
Here are some simple things you can do everyday to help your immune system fight off infections.
Evidence-based tools for dialectical behaviour therapy can help us manage family stressors during the virulent respiratory virus season.
There are many things you can do to help your pet when they’re sick.
During the 1918 flu pandemic, white people died at similar rates to Black Americans, according to a new study – a very different pattern than what occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Decades of research show that respiratory illnesses are dramatically reduced when people wear face masks.
Nobody wants a case of COVID or flu as a take-home gift from their office Christmas party.
Family physicians are on the frontline of health care, and their observations and support can help us get through the upcoming winter season.
In 2020, with adult ICUs at risk of being overwhelmed, we wore masks and accepted restrictions. Now pediatric intensive care is at risk. Will leaders follow the evidence and tell us to mask up?
Respiratory viruses are hitting young children and infants particularly hard this fall and winter season, and experts don’t yet know exactly why.
Flu and COVID-19 are expected to make headway during the current respiratory virus season. The best way to stay healthy is vaccination in conjunction with personal protective measures.
Problems arise when there are too many unwarranted visits to GPs for cold symptoms. Occasionally, though, a cold might turn into something that needs specific diagnosis and treatment.
When COVID-19 and the flu co-infect, it’s ‘flurona.’ But such cases are rare, and there are effective ways to protect yourself from both viruses.
Some viruses even tend to be more common in the summer than in the winter.
Now we’re all accustomed to self-testing at home, we should consider using rapid antigen tests for flu as well.
If you’re over 65, you’ll likely get an immune-boosting flu shot. And there are options for those who don’t want a vaccine made with eggs – though the standard shots are safe for those with allergies.
The last time New Zealanders even had a flu season was in 2019. The flu, along with COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses, is expected to hit hard this winter.
Flu vaccines will soon be available. And this year, you can get your COVID shot at the same time.
Decreases in respiratory infections during the pandemic suggest there may be a continued role for the selective, non-mandated use of measures like masks and social distancing even post-COVID-19.
Whooping cough rates are the lowest they’ve been for years. But what comes next?