By Trudee Romanek
Within the 5th Mysterious You booklet, Achoo!, teenagers probe the secrets and techniques of disease and sniff out what germs are, why they typically make us in poor health, how bodies conflict them and the way vaccines guard us opposed to them.
This distinctive sequence explores the mysteries of the human physique utilizing a mixture of completely researched genuine details, impressive anecdotes and remarkable try-it actions.
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Gargling with warm, salty water can help a sore throat. Turning on a vaporizer at night can help, too. It keeps the lining of your nose moist so it won’t dry out and crack, giving germs another way into your body. Grandma’s Chicken Soup Of all the remedies that people have tried over thousands of years to help people with colds feel better, it turns out that chicken soup may be just about the best. People have been using it as medicine since the 12th century. Doctors know that drinking lots of fluids helps a cold, and they know that warm liquids act like a fever to raise your body temperature and slow down the virus.
Researchers believe the Spanish flu of 1918 and the swine flu of 1976 both came from pigs. And in 1998, people caught Avian flu from chickens. • What people call the stomach flu isn’t a flu. It’s an infection of the stomach and intestines by another kind of virus. Flu viruses infect only breathing passages. • The flu has been making people sick for more than 1500 years. , the Greek doctor hippocrates wrote about an illness that, according to today’s doctors and historians, sounds just like influenza.
A war? An earthquake? Believe it or not, it was the flu. Soldiers returning home from Europe after the end of World War I in 1918 unknowingly brought along a terrible influenza (or flu) virus known as the Spanish flu. It infected more than half a billion people around the world — that was 1 in every 10 people alive — and killed many of them. People tried their best to stop it from spreading. Cinemas, theaters and churches were closed, and public meetings and sports events were canceled. Many cities passed a law that everyone had to wear a surgical mask.
Achoo!. The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read about Germs by Trudee Romanek