No matter who they are, everyone has likely had a day where they simply didn’t feel up to their normal tasks because of a cough or runny nose. Unfortunately, if you’re going to take time out of your busy schedule, your boss or teacher will often require you to bring a doctor’s note in the following day to explain your absence. While these requirements are put in place to encourage accountability, an understandable quality, this can often be unnecessarily difficult. Now, it seems that one doctor in the United Kingdom is taking a stand: a caustic note they wrote to one employer is currently making its way around the web, delighting everyone who has ever felt unable to take time off.
In late March, a company in the UK reportedly demanded that their employee prove that that he had a simple cold. Fortu
Most parents know that their children have an increased risk of becoming ill: not only are their immune systems still developing, but they also spend time in busy schools, playgrounds and daycares, where germs can quickly spread from child to child. While it can be tempting to protect your children from every source of bacteria and potential sickness, this exposure is necessary to help them develop a resistance to these germs. But what should you do when your child develops a cough or a fever?
Be Wary of These Symptoms
In many cases, your son or daughter may simply need fluids and medication to suppress their cough or runny nose. However, children are especially vulnerable to bacteria when they have already contracted a virus or other issue, which makes it possible for se