There's an etiquette to dealing with bouts of flu

Jan 23, 2015

There's an etiquette to dealing with bouts of flu

If you think that etiquette is limited to which fork to use, think again. Etiquette is simply kindness with a heavy helping of common sense. That’s why etiquette helps get things done, and it responds to what’s going on in the world at any ...

Jan 22, 2015

Warding off flu infections

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases says that Japan's influenza season this year is peaking about three weeks earlier than usual.

Jan 16, 2015

Flu cases surge beyond alert level, signaling pandemic

Japan is probably in the midst of an influenza pandemic after cases reached an estimated 2.06 million in the week through last Sunday, breaking the alert level, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Friday. Cases at the 5,000 or so medical institutions regularly ...

Dec 5, 2014

Pass the tissues — flu season off to early start

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases on Friday announced that the flu season began in the week of Nov. 24, about three weeks earlier than last year. The institute’s survey covering some 5,000 medical institutions across the country tallied 9,396 flu patients in the ...

Tea powder packs healthy punch

May 8, 2014

Tea powder packs healthy punch

Researchers from Shizuoka Prefecture have developed a powder with a high concentration of a black tea extract that is 15 times more effective than catechins found in green tea at deactivating the influenza virus. Catechins are know for their antiviral and antioxidant properties. With ...