How to Care for a Sick Person with H1N1

Like healthcare providers, people who care for sick people need extra precautions in dealing with the patients. If you’re in a situation like this, then the following advice could help you in caring for a sick person with H1N1:

Consult with the patient’s doctor

It’s really important for you to check the background of the [...]

Who is at risk from A (H1N1) Virus?

At this rate in time, the range or group of people at risk with swine flu virus is generally the same as those at risk of complications with the seasonal flu virus. This range is true for this time but this could change inevitably. The following are the most common group of people at risk [...]

Quick and Easy tips to Protect yourself from H1N1

Prevention is better than cure. As the saying goes, it is a must for everybody to avoid being sick, after all it’s best to avoid sickness than to recover from it. Here are some quick and easy tips to protect yourself from H1N1, which nowadays has become a global pandemic:

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Before the H1N1 Pandemic: A Brief History of H1N1

June 11, 2009 marked the beginning of a global A (H1N1) Pandemic. World Health Organization declared alert level 6 first global Pandemic since the 1968 Hong Kong Flu. This global pandemic has trampled on and challenged the medical world and the people in general. What is H1N1? When did the first outbreak happen? These are [...]

Facts and myths about H1N1

In order for us to protect ourselves from the H1N1 virus, we need to know the facts about it and that includes knowing what it is not. The following are a few facts and myths about H1N1:

You can Catch Swine Flu by eating Pork. It’s a myth. Eating pork won’t necessarily result in you [...]

Don’t Panic: What You Need to Know About the H1N1 Virus

In recent years, the world has been shaken by near-pandemics such as the SARS outbreak and the avian flu. Today, the world’s eyes and efforts are turned towards the Influenza A/H1N1 virus, previously called the swine flu and referred to as A/H1N1 for short. To date, there are a little over 15,000 cases of the [...]

Food Intolerance vs. Food Allergy: What Is the Difference?

Many people mistake and confuse food allergy with food intolerance. Because they do not know any better, they liberally interchange these two terms. It does not help that these two conditions can produce similar symptoms.

The thing is that food allergy is essentially different from food intolerance even though their symptoms sometimes look the same. [...]

The Hidden Dangers Lurking in Tap Water

Are you absolutely sure that your tap water is absolutely clean? No matter how clean we believe our water is, we are never really sure what is lurking in it. When you think about it, it is kind of scary because we use our tap water for cleaning, for cooking, for maintaining personal hygiene, and [...]

Want to be Safe from Water-Borne Diseases? Test Your Water

As human beings, we need to use and consume water all the time. We need to drink it to replenish the water content of our bodies and to keep ourselves healthy. We need water to maintain the cleanliness of our surroundings and to attend to our personal hygiene. We also utilize water for recreational purposes.

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How Food Allergy Affects the Body

Is it any wonder that more and more people experience food allergies these days? Many of the foods we eat and the foodstuffs we buy from the supermarket have gone through so many processes to improve their taste, to ensure that they will stay fresh for a longer period, and to ensure that they will [...]