Here at The Alkalol Company, we are obsessed with everything that happens in the world of sinus health. We monitor the latest cold, flu, and allergy news. We pay close attention to breakthrough treatments and medicines. And, of course, we’re always searching for the best health tips and natural remedies.
Since 1896, we’ve had a passion for sinus health and now we’d like to share it with you! So every Friday, we’re going to try to boost your sinus health knowledge with news items, articles, tips, and remedies that caught the attention of The Alkalol Company staff throughout the week.
Here’s the third edition of This Week in Sinus Health!
1.Flu Now “Widespread” in 40 States:
Flu activity continues to climb in the U.S., with 40 states now reporting widespread disease activity — up from 35 states from last week’s report, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. But there was some good news in this week’s report: The number of states with “high” influenza activity fell from 20 states to 14 states, suggesting flu season has peaked.
2. Why Flu Season Strikes In Winter:
The Weather Channel posted an interesting article this week, explaining why influenza is most prevalent during the winter months. The top theory: There’s something specific about the influenza virus that enables it to flourish in cold, dry weather.
3. Could Cold & Flu Drugs Help Spread The Flu?
Cold and flu drugs that bring down fevers and help patients feel better could actually be helping the spread of influenza, Canadian researchers reported this week. People who take fever-lowering drugs will feel better and may get out and about sooner than they would otherwise – and while they’re still infectious, the team at Canada’s McMaster University found. “We aren’t saying don’t take medication. That’s not the message,” David Earn, who specializes in mathematics and disease, told NBC News. “Be aware that if you take this medication, there is this effective increase in transmission.”
4. Apps To Track The Flu:
CNet’s “Tech Minute” segment this week featured a trio of mobile apps and websites to help you track the flu. Definitely worth a watch!
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