Category: Viruses

Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance Week – And Why we need to start Respecting Illness Again

A world where antibiotics can’t cure relatively simple infections like tonsillitis and ear infections is a world that really scares me. This is a potential world where people could actually die from relatively ‘minor’ infections. Thank God that right now, for my own ear infection prone kids, Antibiotics are still working.  But the way things…

Are Day Care Germs Good for Us? A look at the 21st Century “Sickly Child”

I’ve just finished reading Jane Eyre (again) by Charlotte Bronte, after almost two solid years of reading exciting kids books (MG, YA, you name it, I’ve read it and I love it) for ‘research purposes,’ I’ve had a real craving for the classics. But one motivating reason for this craving is an interest in how…

School Hand-Washing Project: Teaching Points

The main points I wanted to get across to the students were: Rationale for good and regular Hand-Washing (to protect others as well as for ourselves). How to wash  hands effectively and to introduce the three (main) areas in a good Hand-Washing regime. Extras such as face touching, caring for chapped hands can be touched…

How To avoid Getting Gastro (written for MY CHILD Magazine: Winter 2013)

Yay! The Winter Issue of the beautiful, glossy MY CHILD Magazine is finally out which means my latest article on Gastro and ‘Stop Gastro Spread’ is out too! Here is a snippet then you can click on the link to read more: “It’s the smell of disinfectant that brings back the childhood memories for me.…