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Coughs, Colds and Flu

Cold vs flu: how to tell the difference

It’s not unusual to think you have flu when what you really have is a cold – or even sometimes vice versa. Indeed, the two share similar symptoms. But colds and flu are caused by different viruses altogether.

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Coughs, Colds and Flu

Test your awareness of antibiotics

Run by the World Health Organization, World Antibiotic Awareness Week runs from November 13 - 19, 2017. And this year the event’s main message is to seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.

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Coughs, Colds and Flu

Make sure antibiotics work when you really need them

An estimated 5,000 deaths are caused each year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections, says Public Health England (PHE).

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Sweet soup to keep you warm

Winter is here for a few more months, so warm yourself up with this sweet potato and orange soup – it’s the perfect comfort food on chilly days and winter nights.

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