Canada Flu

Think We're Rid of Measles? Think Again

Jason Tetro | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg In the case of measles, the introduction and widespread use of the vaccine should have allowed us to put our fears away and look forward to a measles-free world. But now that future is at risk. The reasons are varied and will be explored over the coming years but in the meantime, the best way to be prepared is to be informed.

Maintain Your Body - You Can't Just Replace the Engine

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

I have run out of gas in my life. If I didn't know the gas gauge was on E, and had you said a block before I ran out of gas I'd be dead at the side of the road, I'd never believe it. Our bodies are just like that. We ignore the problems, or don't feel them starting. One day we are golden then next we call an ambulance.

Next Year's Flu Shot Will Have The Same Strains As This Year's

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Living

Next winter's flu vaccine should be a rare repeat of this year's formula, influenza experts advising the World Health Organization have determined.Flu...

You May Be Better Off Without a Flu Shot

Lawrence Solomon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Lawrence Solomon

Flu shots have raised similar alarms in young children. In the 2011 flu season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed 42 cases of seizures, 36 of them involving infants and 10 of them deemed "serious," after vaccination with Fluzone, a vaccine made by Sanofi-Pasteur.

Did you Get a Flu Shot this Year?

Carlo Montemagno | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Alberta
Carlo Montemagno

Thanks to ingenuity, the vaccinations of the future will be more efficient, safer and much more accessible to those who need them most.

Bird Flu May Have Come to Canada But it's No Reason to Panic

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Yesterday's announcement that the H5N1 avian flu had led to a death in Canada has taken public health officials -- and the general public -- by surprise. But while the revelation may signal the manifestation of many a fictionalized account of pandemics, the reality is that this is by no means a reason for panic.

Is the Swine Flu Back and Wreaking Havoc?

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Over the last few weeks, as expected, there has been a transition in the media headlines from the antics of Ford to the augury of flu. There was more than enough reason to believe that the virus that caused the pandemic from 2009-2010, better known as H1N1pdm or "swine flu" was back.

5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Germ-Giving

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Bad gift-giving, whether material or microbial, should never happen. While there may never be a means to prevent waking up to a disappointing present under the tree, you can minimize the possibility of sharing infection. Hopefully, with these five steps, you can set aside the worry and focus on the spirit of the holiday season.

Ugh, It's STILL Flu Season? 10 Ways To Not Get Sick

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Flu and cold season is still among us and if you've been lucky enough not to catch any viruses, there a few extra things you can do to further protect...

How You Are Contributing To Antibiotic Resistance

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgA new study out this week suggests that a third environment could become the next hotbed for antibiotic resistance. This one, however, may take the world by shock and signal that the end for antibiotics is indeed nigh. That resistance contributing environment is you, the human; specifically, your gut.

21 Things You Need To Know About The Flu

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Living

The cold and flu season is bearing down quickly, and that means the annual flu shot is now available across Canada. So why is it that less than a thi...

Beat Colds and Flus...Naturally!

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

The leaves are turning beautiful colours, there is a fresh bite to the air, and it's that time of year again -- cold and flu season! Below are my top five Cold and Flu busters for you, your family, and friends (who are not perfect 365 days a year...).

VIDEO: Top 5 Flu Fighting Remedies

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

You'd think by now we would be aware enough about "cold and flu season" to start acting well in advance to stay on our game -- our health game, that is. Whether you get the vaccine or not is your choice, but real prevention will always be your best defence. Today on Meghan TV, our functional medicine specialist Josh Gitalis shares his top five Flu Fighting Remedies.

When Health Canada Ignores Reality, People Get Very Sick

Michael Kruse | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Michael Kruse

The debate over the licensing of dubious products by Health Canada heated up over the weekend this week with an article suggesting that Health Canada's continued approval of bogus homeopathic "nosodes" may be adding to the increased incidence of measles in Canada. The details behind these claims are not only true, but way more shocking than we could have expected.

When's The Best Time To Do An Airport Flu Screening?

CBC | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Travel

Screening people leaving a country where there's a serious flu outbreak makes more sense then checking air travellers as they arrive at their destinat...

This Man Is Running The Toronto Marathon With No Legs

Alana Hurov | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Alana Hurov

Imagine going to bed with flu-like symptoms and waking up three weeks later with no legs and only one arm. Bryan Cuerrier doesn't have to imagine. He lived it. He was diagnosed with Flesh Eating Disease. But his love and passion for life hasn't changed. To mark the third anniversary of the incident, he and his incredibly devoted wife have signed up for the Toronto Marathon on May 5.

The Flu Shot Didn't Really Work On..

CBC | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Fraser Health Authority is working to improve the flu shot’s effectiveness for seniors with a targeted vaccine program. According to...

Quick Study: What To Eat To Protect Yourself From Getting Sick

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Living

Think just because it's stopped getting dark at 4:30 that flu season is over? We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but despite a slowdown in reporte...

How The Flu Shot Changes With Age

CBC | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Living

Our immune systems respond differently to flu vaccines as we age, a small U.S. study suggests. The body's antibodies are often compared t...

Can Surgical Masks Protect Us From The Flu?

CBC | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Living

People looking for ways to protect themselves from the flu should understand what works and what doesn't, with at least six more weeks of flu season t...

Flu Hits Toronto Hard

CBC | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Living

Health authorities in Toronto say they've seen more than 1,000 cases of influenza so far this season — more than triple the number they usually see....

Does The Flu Vaccine Actually Work?

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canadians who got a flu shot this year may have cut in half their risk of getting sick enough from flu to require medical care, new data sug...

It's Not Just Flu Season

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - After a couple of relatively mild seasons, this year the flu is really making headlines.But there are a lot of viruses making the rounds thi...

What's The Difference Between A Cold And The Flu?

The Associated Press | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Living

The common cold and flu are caused by different viruses but can have some similar symptoms, making them tough to tell apart. In general, the flu is wo...

Feds Release Flu Rescue

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The federal government is drawing on the national stockpile of the flu drug Tamiflu to relieve a shortage in the country.The move comes as m...