It's flu season. Sending your kids to school, and maybe exposing them to sick classmates, can be unnerving. But there are steps you can take to help protect your child from the flu and many other infections. Start by teaching them some prevention tips.
Helping kids avoid germs Help keep your kids healthy by teaching them to:
Wash their hands. The most important prevention technique you can teach your kids is to wash their hands frequently with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds, about the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.
Use hand sanitizers. Also give them alcohol-based hand sanitizers to keep in their book bags or purses. Tell them to use it after touching any surface where germs may live and to rub it on their hands until they are dry.
Know when to wash or sanitize their hands. Make sure kids wash their hands:
- Before eating - After using the bathroom - After blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing - After touching an animal
Keep their hands away from their face. Tell your kids not to touch their eyes, nose, or mouth unless their hands are clean. Explain to nail-biters that their habit can increase their chances of getting sick.
Don't share cups or utensils. Tell them not to drink from a classmate's cup, take a bite from a friend's sandwich, or share spoons and forks with other students.
The warmth spanning the Korean Peninsula and Japan this weekend will get whisked away by a storm which will bring the risk of flooding downpours early next week.
The resurgence of heat will come back with a vengeance this week as the highest readings so far this year will be rivaled.
Whilst Thursday was the warmest day so far this year across the United Kingdom, the mild air will hang on for this weekend's London Marathon and St. George's Day festivities.
Clear skies will allow many across Europe to view the peak of the annual Lyrid meteor shower on Saturday night.
The threat for heavy and locally strong thunderstorms will slowly shift eastward across the southern United States into Monday.
La NASA y el CNES francés han demostrado que el desplazamiento transoceánico de fósforo procedente de África es vital para las selvas tropicales de Sudamérica. Científicos de la NASA y de las universidades de Maryland y Miami (Estados Unidos) han logrado documentar por primera vez en 3D la cantidad de polvoque viaja cada
Even though it's only spring and cool out side, the sun is strong enough to cause a nasty sunburn.