8 Myths About the Flu and the Flu Vaccine

Think about the time when you were terribly, terribly sick. You didn’t want to get up for anything except to pee (just), all the while wishing it will go away.

Flu or influenza is exactly like that. I tell you, you’ll have to spend days recovering apart from the “ill” effects that follow.

The fever, headaches, aching muscles, coughs and sniffles made you say things that were normally reserved for traffic jams, or your ex.

Suffice to say, it’s not ...

Read more

Why Pregnant Women should get a Flu Shot

Why Pregnant Women should get the Flu shot

Because the flu or influenza is a serious illness and your baby is at risk! Influenza, otherwise known as flu, is an infectious disease that could cause severe complications to pregnant women. Whether you have a healthy or a risky pregnancy, contracting influenza during this time might have detrimental health implications. Possible complications include premature labour, miscarriage and the need for an urgent caesarean delivery.

If you contract ...

Read more

Differences between Influenza and Stomach Flu

I have the Stomach flu, oh no, wait! I have the Flu!

Understanding the differences in causes and symptoms of each is important for knowing your overall health and whether you are in any real danger from the illness. Stomach flu can be caused by many different viruses and bacterias and can cause a host of problems in the gastrointestinal tract, including vomiting and diarrhoea. The flu or influenza primarily causes problems in the Read more