Needles are no fun, especially for kids. While we’ve mentioned before that cartoons and video games can distract both kids and adults from the pain of a shot, there are actually a ton of other techniques that can help — including applying a numbing cream.
You might be missing out on some immune-system superpowers that are yours for the asking at your local GP. Besides protecting yourself — who wants chicken pox and tetanus? — staying up-to-date on shots helps to keep dangerous germs out of circulation and away from others.
2013 is shaping up to be another bumper year for colds, flus and noroviruses with medical officials predicting a similar or greater outbreak level to 2012. Here’s what you need to know about the impending sniffle season.