Disease Fact Sheets: Influenza a.k.a The Flu

Influenza, commonly known as “The Flu”, is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the influenza A or B (or rarely C) viruses. It is highly infectious. In Indonesia, there is no particular season for Influenza, thus may occur all year long. This fact sheet covers seasonal influenza – information on avian…

Disease Fact Sheets: Common Cold a.k.a Pilek

The common cold (pilek) may be caused by any of over 200 known cold viruses, such as the rhinovirus. No, the virus does not have the shape of rhinos. Although most Indonesian people say that they have The Flu every time they have runny or stuffy nose, 9/10 times it is not. Getting a cold…

How Infectious Diseases Can Spread

Are we alone in this universe? The answer is no. Unfortunately we’re not talking about aliens, but germs and how infectious diseases can easily spread. Predating human lives – or any animal lives for that matter – single-celled organisms, bacterias, viruses, and other micro-organisms exists. Thriving in the earth’s atmosphere, continually surviving and adapting through…

Vaccines: A Critical Element Of Workplace Wellness

Vaccines, as a disease prevention method is essential to improve workplace wellness. Employers may loath funding vaccination programs without understanding the economic consequences. As a business owner or manager, you can offer free or low-cost vaccinations for your employees. This makes it easier for your employees to get critical vaccinations and reduces their chances of…

Gym Germs: Guide To Stay Fit & Clean

For those of us who lives, breathes, and talks about staying fit by pumping irons, doing intense cardio, and using body machines, health is our utmost priority. Although to some of us, the gym is considered to be our Health Temple, we may be getting more than what we bargain for. One study reveals that 63…