(NC) Many Canadians can relate to the pain and discomfort of a sinus infection – but while many pay a visit to their doctor to help manage their infection, they may not be getting the treatment they need. Because while antibiotics are prescribed for up to 90 per cent of sinus infections, only two to 10 per cent of sinus infections are bacterial, and can actually benefit from antibiotics.
(NC) Every year millions of Canadians fall prey to the common cold, suffering through stuffy noses, sinus congestion, and sore throats. Children are especially susceptible - they catch twice as many colds as adults, and often develop complications like ear infections. There are few options to help relieve their symptoms – OTC cough and cold medications cannot be used in children under the age of six.
NC) Lack of preparation for airport screening has the potential to cause unwanted concerns. If you haven't travelled in a long time and fear the security checkpoint, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has the following tips to alleviate your stress and make your experience more enjoyable:
(NC)— Keeping your family safe just got a whole lot easier. A new line of 'worry-free' smoke alarms addresses the most common complaints about current devices, namely: “They go off when I cook; They chirp in the middle of the night when the battery needs changing; I don't know which alarm to install where; and, I'm not sure when to replace them.”
NC)— The retired Ontario firefighter who lost his niece, her husband and their two children in a horrific carbon monoxide accident is pledging to once again take his safety crusade on the road.