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 ...

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.

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 a ...