As the autumn sets in and winter approaches, it’s time for those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families, and get flu safe with a free flu jab.
As south Essex experiences its first cold snap of the winter, the NHS is advising people to make sure they stock up on some medicine cabinet essentials. Icy conditions are forecast for some areas this week, which could result in some people being stuck at home; and NHS hospitals dealing with high numbers of people injured due to slips, trips and falls.
A winter cold or sore throat can often make you feel lousy. Many people turn to their doctor thinking an antibiotic is the answer. However, no amount of antibiotics will get rid of the common cold, which is caused by viruses.