Japan's early flu season sparking surge in humidifier sales

Dec 8, 2016

Japan's early flu season sparking surge in humidifier sales

Sales of humidifiers are on the increase in Japan, where the influenza season has begun earlier than usual, prompting makers to increase production. According to the Japanese operations of global market research company GfK, sales of humidifiers in November in Japan increased by more than ...

Emperor diagnosed with influenza

Feb 29, 2016

Emperor diagnosed with influenza

Emperor Akihito has been diagnosed as having contracted influenza, the Imperial Household Agency said Monday. With symptoms including a fever of 37 to 38 degrees, sore throat and mild cough, the Emperor, 82, plans to rest at his residence in the Imperial Palace in central ...

/ Feb 16, 2016

Flu season reaches full swing in Japan

Flu season appears to be in full swing, with an estimated 1.64 million people across Japan coming down with the symptoms in the week through Feb. 7, the health ministry said. Almost 6,000 day care centers and elementary and junior high schools shut down or ...

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 7, 2015

Flu widespread in 43 U.S. states: CDC

Flu is widespread in 43 U.S. states, up from 36 states in the prior week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Monday. Six children died from the flu during the last full week in December, bringing the total flu deaths to ...

/ Dec 5, 2014

Prepare for severe flu season: U.S. health chiefs

This year's flu season could be especially severe, U.S. health authorities warned Thursday, adding that genetic mutations mean the vaccine won't be as effective against some of the most prevalent flu strains. So far this season, most flu patients in the United States have contracted ...