Does cough medicine work? Banish a dry or chesty cough with this remedy
COUGH season is upon us, but while reaching for the medicine cabinet for a bottle of cough syrup might seem like the best thing to do, does cough medicine actually work? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winter bug? This herbal treat could naturally cure your cough or sore throat
COUGH medicine, including lozenges and syrups, could help to relieve the condition that ’s often caused by a cold or flu. But, you could reduce coughing and boost your immune system by using this natural remedy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coughs could be naturally cured by using this herbal treat
COUGH medicine, including lozenges and syrups, could help to relieve the condition that ’s often caused by a cold or flu. But, you could reduce coughing and boost your immune system by using this natural remedy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Growth Charts Are Best?
Discussion “The value of growth assessment is thus its principal utility as a key screening tool in order to assess children’s general well-being, to identify faltering and excessive growth, to evaluate maternal lactation performance and infant feeding practices, and to manage her children with medical conditions known to adversely affect growth,….” Thus having assessment tools is important. Growth charts are assessment tools measuring height/length, weight, head circumference and body mass index. Some commonly used growth charts are: WHO child growth chart standards They were developed using lo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Is Now as Bad as the 2009 Swine Flu Epidemic, CDC Says
(NEW YORK) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Dise...
Source: TIME: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Is Now as Bad as the 2009 Swine Flu Epidemic, CDC Says
(NEW YORK) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Dise...
Source: TIME: Science - February 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Aussie flu symptoms: Three ways to help relieve your hacking cough during the night
AUSSIE FLU is one of of the main strains of the flu virus infecting people across the UK this year, and symptoms have been described as the same as normal flu but more severe. A hacking cough is one of the symptoms and, like any cough, it can become worse during sleep. A doctor has revealed three tips to gain a better night ’s sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Season Now As Bad As 2009 Swine Flu
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for D...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Flu Swine Flu Source Type: news

US flu season now as bad as 2009 swine flu epidemic
Some doctors say this is the worst flu season they have seen in decades. Some people are saying that, tooThe flu has further tightened its grip on the US This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.A government report on Friday shows one of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the US during swine flu in 2009.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: US news Health Flu Science Source Type: news

Flu Season, Still Worsening, Now as Bad as 2009 Swine Flu
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during the 2009 swine flu pandemic. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. This season started early and has been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths. But its long-lasting intensity...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Flu Season, Still Worsening, Now as Bad as 2009 Swine Flu
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during the 2009 swine flu pandemic. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. This season started early and has been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths. But its long-lasting intensity...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Flu Season, Still Worsening, Now as Bad as 2009 Swine Flu
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during the 2009 swine flu pandemic. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. This season started early and has been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths. But its long-lasting intensity...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Flu update
We are experiencing unusual call volumes due to the ongoing influenza illnesses in our area.  Thank you for your patience in contacting us by phone. Typically, the first hour in the morning is our busiest, ie. from 8:15 am to 9:15 am for calls.. If you can call after that time, it will be easier to reach us.We are not giving ‘preventative’ Tamiflu if your child has been exposed to another child in the class or your family. We are following CDC guidelines that the preventative medicine for flu is ineffective and carries side effects.If you child has had a fever for a day, with cough, aches, vomiting, possib...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Vaccination Information Source Type: news

PHA opening hours delayed Friday 2/9 due to snowstorm & Flu update
PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the anticipated snowstorm tomorrow, Friday 2/9, the Naperville and Plainfield offices will open at 9:00 am. The West Chicago and Bolingbrook offices will open at 12:30 pm.We are experiencing unusual call volumes due to the ongoing influenza illnesses in our area.  Thank you for your patience in contacting us by phone. Typically, the first hour in the morning is our busiest, ie. from 8:15 am to 9:15 am for calls.. If you can call after that time, it will be easier to reach us.We are not giving ‘preventative’ Tamiflu if your child has been exposed to another child in the class ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Vaccination Information Source Type: news

Dry, chesty, tickly or mucus cough? This is what it means if you cough up green phlegm
COUGH season is upon us, and whether it ’s a dry, chesty, tickly or mucus cough you have, the symptoms can be annoying and draining. But what does it mean if you’re coughing up green phlegm? Should you be worried? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This is why you should never ignore a cough that won’t go away
CANCER symptoms can vary depending on where in the body the tumour is. But, if you have a cough that won ’t go away, you should see a GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer warning - why you should never ignore a cough that just won’t go away
CANCER symptoms can vary depending on where in the body the tumour is. But, if you have a cough that won ’t go away, you should see a GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Quiet Your Cough
-- A persistent cough may transmit an illness and keep you up at night, but there are things you can do to help tame your discomfort, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. A cough may be triggered by conditions including asthma, allergy, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Woman's nagging cough turned out to be an enlarged heart
Peg Ollinger, 57, of Wisconsin, learned she had an enlarged heart in 2016 after having a persistent cough that was misdiagnosed as pneumonia twice. She lost 60 pound for a transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie flu symptoms: Doctor recommends the best remedy to ease the cough and fever 
AUSSIE flu is one of of the main strains of the flu virus infecting people across the UK this year. Symptoms have been described as the same as normal flu but more severe, so what is the best form of treatment? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spike In Flu Cases Prompts Hospital To Ask Children Not To Visit Patients
WINCHESTER (CBS) – Due to a spike in cases of the flu, children are currently not allowed to visit patients at a Massachusetts hospital. Winchester Hospital announced the decision on Friday. Effective immediately, due to the increase of severe illness from the flu, all children 13 and under and anyone with the following symptoms cannot visit patients. – Cough– Fever– Sore throat– Runny nose– Nasal congestion This is for the safety of both you and our patients. — Winchester Hospital (@WinchesterHosp) February 2, 2018 Children under 13 years old cannot visit the hospital, effectiv...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Flu Local TV Winchester Hospital Source Type: news

Cough symptoms: Do you have catarrh in your throat? What it is and how to get rid of it
DRY, CHESTY and tickly are just of the types of coughs that cause havoc at this time of year, but one of the worst to content with is the mucus cough. This type of cough is associated with a build-up of catarrh in the throat, but what is catarrh and how can you get rid of it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What could your lingering cough mean? From an allergy to this deadly disease
COUGH season is upon us, and there are a variety of types you can have - dry, chesty, tickly and mucus. They usually clear up within three weeks, but a long-lasting cough can be one of the signs or symptoms of something more major. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dry, chesty and tickly cough: What medicine or syrup can help get rid of symptoms?
COUGH medicine and syrup may not get rid of a dry, chesty, tickly or mucus cough completely but pharmacists recommend them to help relieve symptoms and help you cough less. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie flu: Drinking pineapple juice could help to get rid of a cough
AUSSIE flu symptoms include headaches, sore throats and vomiting. Drinking pineapple juice everyday may help to get rid of your cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chesty cough? These symptoms indicate you’ve actually got a chest infection
A CHESTY cough can make your chest feel heavy and you may cough up mucus or phlegm. But what symptoms indicate you ’ve actually got a chest infection? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If it's not the flu, you might be sick because of this virus
A runny nose, cough, sore throat, breathing problems, fever, headache, diarrhea: If you came down with these symptoms in the middle of winter, you'd probably assume it's the flu and take to your bed immediately. Think again. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors warn another flu-like deadly virus is going round
The adenovirus  — which often infects the airways and the intestinal tract — shares several symptoms with the flu, including congestion, sore throat, cough and fever, and can cause the common cold. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you have a chesty, dry or tickly cough? See a GP urgently if you have this symptom
COUGH season is upon us, and whether it ’s a chesty, dry or tickly cough you’re suffering with, you should visit your GP if any of the following occur. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Signs of condition include having a simple cough
LUNG CANCER symptoms include a long-standing cough, and feeling low on energy. These are other signs to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Traveling During Flu Season
--If you plan to travel during flu season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Get the flu vaccine. It's still not too late. Don't travel if you feel sick. Avoid close contact with sick people. Cover your cough or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to get rid of a chesty cough: Ditch medicine for this one ingredient hot drink remedy
DRY, tickly and mucus are just a few of the types of cough which circulate round this time of year. One of the hardest to contend with is the chesty cough. But while reaching for the medicine cabinet may seem like your first port of call, a doctor has recommended a simple hot drink as the solution. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Wearing a Surgical Mask Prevent the Flu?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Gollust / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Flu Widespread Across US for Third Straight Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Sick with the flu? You've got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared. Last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits were for symptoms of the flu. That's the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009. The government doesn't track every flu case but comes up with estimates; one measure is how many people seek medical care for fever, cough, aches and other flu symptoms. Flu is widespread in every state except Hawaii, and 39 states reported high flu traffic for doctors last week, up from 32. At this rate, by the end of the season s...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Flu Widespread Across US for Third Straight Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Sick with the flu? You've got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared. Last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits were for symptoms of the flu. That's the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009. The government doesn't track every flu case but comes up with estimates; one measure is how many people seek medical care for fever, cough, aches and other flu symptoms. Flu is widespread in every state except Hawaii, and 39 states reported high flu traffic for doctors last week, up from 32. At this rate, by the end of the season s...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Flu Widespread Across US for Third Straight Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Sick with the flu? You've got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared. Last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits were for symptoms of the flu. That's the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009. The government doesn't track every flu case but comes up with estimates; one measure is how many people seek medical care for fever, cough, aches and other flu symptoms. Flu is widespread in every state except Hawaii, and 39 states reported high flu traffic for doctors last week, up from 32. At this rate, by the end of the season s...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Monkeys in a nicotine experiment can relax. Their future is looking up.
Squirrel monkeys from an Food and Drug Administration nicotine study are headed to a long-term sanctuary after officials concluded that the experiment, which resulted in four deaths, did not meet the agency's animal-welfare standards and shut it down. Twenty monkeys that were involved in the study, plus six that were not, will be moved to […]Related:FDA to release more clinical trial information for newly approved drugsFirst treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA genetic mutationFDA warns against giving kids cough and cold medicines with codeine or hydrocodone (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Confirms Flu Increases Risk of Heart Attack in Elderly
NEW YORK (AP) — As if the flu wasn't bad enough already: Researchers have confirmed that flu sharply increases the risk of heart attack for older people. Doctors have long known that flu can trigger heart problems. It's one of the reasons flu shots are recommended for nearly everyone. A new Canadian study found that risk was six times higher in the first week after flu is diagnosed, compared to the year before and after the bug hits. Unlike previous studies, the researchers used lab tests to make sure people suspected of having the flu really did. "It's a much more rigorous study that allows us to make a much mo...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Study Confirms Flu Increases Risk of Heart Attack in Elderly
NEW YORK (AP) — As if the flu wasn't bad enough already: Researchers have confirmed that flu sharply increases the risk of heart attack for older people. Doctors have long known that flu can trigger heart problems. It's one of the reasons flu shots are recommended for nearly everyone. A new Canadian study found that risk was six times higher in the first week after flu is diagnosed, compared to the year before and after the bug hits. Unlike previous studies, the researchers used lab tests to make sure people suspected of having the flu really did. "It's a much more rigorous study that allows us to make a much mo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Study Confirms Flu Increases Risk of Heart Attack in Elderly
NEW YORK (AP) — As if the flu wasn't bad enough already: Researchers have confirmed that flu sharply increases the risk of heart attack for older people. Doctors have long known that flu can trigger heart problems. It's one of the reasons flu shots are recommended for nearly everyone. A new Canadian study found that risk was six times higher in the first week after flu is diagnosed, compared to the year before and after the bug hits. Unlike previous studies, the researchers used lab tests to make sure people suspected of having the flu really did. "It's a much more rigorous study that allows us to make a much mo...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

How to get rid of a dry cough: Ditch medicine and cough syrup for this home remedy
CHESTY, tickly and full of mucus - cough season is upon us, and while there are a host of cough medicines and syrups available to help relieve symptoms, what ’s the best way to cure a dry cough? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent Dog Flu Outbreaks Have Pet Owners Worried. Here ’s What to Know
The San Francisco SPCA announced Friday on Twitter that cases of dog flu had been confirmed in the Bay Area, and encouraged dog owners to contact their veterinarians if their pets display symptoms of the virus. California is one of several states that has reported outbreaks of dog flu, also known as canine influenza, over the past several months. The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, which monitors reports of dog flu around the country, confirmed that six dogs have tested positive for the canine influenza H3N2 virus in California in the last 45 days. Although there is also an H3N2 strain of human seasonal ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Can a dog get the flu Can dogs get the flu Can you give your dog the flu Dog flu 2018 Dog flu symptoms Dog flu symptoms and treatment dog flu vaccine healthytime public health Signs of dog flu Symptoms of dog flu the Source Type: news

How to get rid of a mucus cough: Is medicine or a home remedy the best solution?
DRY, CHESTY and tickly - there are many types of cough that cause havoc during this time of year, but one of the hardest to contend with is a mucus cough. So how do you get rid of one? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Could Getting Breathed On Give You The Flu?
BOSTON (CBS) — Flu activity continues to be widespread across the country and the season could be the worst in years. Almost 9,000 Americans have been hospitalized since early October and at least 30 kids have died so far. As Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, a new study may help explain why the flu tends to spread so fast. Researchers at the University of Maryland looked at 142 patients with a positive flu test and analyzed their breath samples during the first few days of symptoms. They found that 39% of the samples were positive for infectious flu virus. Typically when we think of how the flu and cold viruses get circ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Flu Flu Symptoms Source Type: news

At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season ’s Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy
Thirty children have died from confirmed influenza-related causes so far this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) most recent weekly report, released last Friday. The total includes deaths between Oct. 16 and Jan. 13. CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald has described the 2017-2018 flu season as “very active,” and has said that much of the country is experiencing “widespread and intense flu activity.” During a Jan. 12 press update, Fitzgerald said that influenza A, H3N2, has been the most common strain of flu virus reported this year. “These ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Flu Season in the U.S. Is Getting Worse
(NEW YORK) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense. “This is a season that has a lot more steam than we thought,” said Dr. Dan Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One measure of the season is how many doctor or hospital visits are because of a high fever, cough and other flu symptoms. Thirty-two states reported high patient traffic last week, up from 26 the previous week. ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

Churchgoers Take Precautions As Flu Cases Spike In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – The sign of peace usually involves a handshake at Catholic Mass. But during services at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Boston there were a lot of waves of recognition. “A lot of people don’t shake hands, they greet each other probably for that reason, to avoid passage of whatever,” said churchgoer Jerry Sullivan. Right now it’s concern about the flu being passed from hand to hand. Purell dispensers are closely monitored for re-filling, but John Sharkey carries it anyway. “I’m a germaphobe, I have Purell all the time,” Sharkey says. “In church I don&rsquo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Beth Germano Boston Church Flu Local TV Source Type: news