Health tips for cold/ flu season- amidst COVID-19

Kindergartens in Hong Kong will close for 2 weeks starting this Saturday due to outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infections across the city, a precautionary step amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season. Besides getting your flu shot, what else can you do to stay healthy and prevent infection? Here are some tips to helpContinue reading “Health tips for cold/ flu season- amidst COVID-19”

Cough medicines- a waste of money. Now what?

UK’s Royal College of General Practitioners’ vice chair, Dr. Tim Ballard, has warned that cough medicines are a waste of money. “The medical evidence behind cough medicines is weak,” he stated. “And there is no evidence to say that they will reduce the duration of illnesses – as such, GPs are unlikely to prescribe them.”Continue reading “Cough medicines- a waste of money. Now what?”