With H1N1 influenza spreading on college campuses, a lot of parents are concerned about what their kids should be doing to reduce their risk. Until vaccines are widely available, about the only thing that anyone can do is wash with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and wear a face mask. That’s the conclusion of a two-year study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan. Although the flu was fairly mild during the first year of the investigation, cases of seasonal influenza were cut almost in half when students followed the precautions of wearing a face mask and washing hands conscientiously.
Holiday Gifts at The People's Pharmacy!
Join Over 54,000 Subscribers at The People's Pharmacy
Each week we send two free email newsletters with breaking health news, prescription drug information, home remedies and a preview of our award-winning radio show. Join our mailing list and get the information you need to make confident choices about your health.