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 sixth edition of This Week in Sinus Health!
1. End In Sight For Cold And Flu Season:
Cold and flu season finally seems to be winding down. According to the Centers For Disease Control, widespread influenza activity was reported by just 10 states (Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and Virginia) last week. That’s a drop from 17 the previous week and 24 from two weeks ago.
2. Flu Season Hitting Young People Harder:
CNN reports that young people are being hit harder by cold and flu this year than in years past. According to the CDC, people between the ages of 18 and 64 represent 61% of all influenza-related hospitalizations recorded during the current flu season — a significant increase compared with previous years when this age group represented about 35% of cases.
3. Not A flu Shot Fan? Here’s A Vaccine Patch You Give Yourself:
You may soon be able to pick up a flu vaccine at the pharmacy and administer it in the comfort of your home — without a standard needle. According to this CNET article, an innovative microneedle flu patch may be approved within the next five years that would make getting the flu vaccine easier and less painful.
4. Seven Signs Your Immunity Needs A Boost:
Some people survive cold and flu season without a sniffle. But many more seem to catch cold after cold; sidelined with a stuffed-up nose and hacking cough that lasts all winter. So what’s different between these two groups? Research shows cold and flu vulnerability may come down to a few important—and unexpected—habits, like how much sugar you eat or how dry your nose is. Check out this ABC News article to see the seven signs that suggest your immunity needs a boost.
Have a healthy weekend!
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