swine flu

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When the going gets tough, there are those who get knocked over, and then there are folks who figure out how to profit from a bad situation. Looks like the beauty industry is looking to the latter by facing the swine flu epidemic with expensive, fancy treatments. High-end spas have started offering healthy-sounding preventative care… READ MORE »


News

The above documentary by CBS’s “60 Minutes” discusses the swine flu epidemic of 1976 and the federal government-sponsored inoculations that possibly caused 500 people to get Guillain-Barré syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes the body’s immune system to attack the peripheral nervous system. At first, sufferers feel a tingling sensation in the legs,… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Hey, kids! Washing your hands is cool. Especially with this mad lame swine flu or whatever going around.

That’s what electropop duo Chromeo wants the youth of America to know, so they did this PSA for the show “Yo Gabba Gabba.” (Which, we might add, is the most alarmingly bizarre program we’ve… READ MORE »


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Sasha and Malia Obama received their shots against H1N1, after vaccination questions flooded the White House. [New York Times]
The LAPD is concerned about paparazzi after a series of break-ins at stars’ homes. [Los Angeles Times]
It’s been a bad week for the Church of Scientology. Director Paul Haggis broke ties over Scientology’s stance on… READ MORE »


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Swine flu is now officially the enemy of everything that is good. First it infected Rupert Grint and The Backstreet Boys. Now, there’s been an outbreak of H1N1 on the set of (gasp in horror) “Dancing with the Stars.” First, dancer Derek Hough got it. “I was sicker than a dog,” he said, divulging that… READ MORE »


Style

You need some anti-bacterial mouthwash. And don’t just use it once a day. That’s half-assing it; you should be gargling thrice daily. It’s not that you have a problem with your breath; we just want you to be healthy! According to the Center for Disease Control, frequent daily use of mouthwash containing chlorhexidine (check the… READ MORE »


Celebs

Just when my longtime dream of attending a Backstreet Boys concert was about to finally come true, the reviled swine flu had to come and ruin everything. Poor BBoy Brian Litrell (he’s the dragony looking one, second from the right) can show you the meaning of being lonely—from his quarantine room, he is lamenting the… READ MORE »


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A Japanese company says it has designed a suit that will fight the H1N1 virus. Haruyama Trading Co. has produced 50,000 suits that are coated with the chemical titanium dioxide, which reacts with light and destroys the virus, according to a company spokesperson. Titanium dioxide is a common ingredient in toothpaste and cosmetics. The suit… READ MORE »


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France is so paranoid about swine flu that French health officials have been asking citizens to forgo “la bise,” the country’s traditional double-cheeked kiss greeting. Especially in schools, children have been forbidden to use the kissing salutation to their friends, which is a common courtesy even among youngsters. Instead, schools have come up with what… READ MORE »


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We’ve heard of chicken pox parties, where parents get their healthy kids together with ones who have the pox hoping that they’ll pick up the germies. The idea is, since you can only get chicken pox once, to get it over with so that kids can build up their immune systems and avoid getting chicken… READ MORE »


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Zac Efron (Harajuku) lovers greet the star at an airport in Tokyo, where the swine flu scare prompted his fans to proclaim their love for him via fashion statements. Perhaps they read our DIY swine flu mask story? The star was delayed for an hour as doctors checked him for the virus. We think that… READ MORE »


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This weekend, I was talking to a doctor friend of mine who calmed all of my fears about swine flu. Then I read: “90 people get the swine flu and everybody wants to wear a mask. A million people have AIDS and no one wants to wear a condom.”So true. The fact of the matter… READ MORE »


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Swine flu is effing things up around the globe. But did you know that it’s threatening prom? Around 300 schools in the US are closed because of the swine flu panic, and many are rejiggering prom plans for the weekend. But the girls have already purchased their dresses! And the dudes have already invested in… READ MORE »


Style

We saw pics of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt wearing surgical masks after returning from swine flu-plagued Mexico, and suddenly we couldn’t imagine life without the protective gear. I mean, what are we here for if not to emulate Speidi in every possible way?

As it turns out, we weren’t the only ones looking… READ MORE »


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Some of the male models in Stand’s runway show wore gas masks. Were they an original part of the collection or a commentary on swine flu mania? [Sydney, Australia, 5/01/09] … READ MORE »


News

The swine flu hasn’t hit Lebanon yet, but it’s already threatening the national custom of the kiss greeting. Lebanese kiss each three times upon meeting. Health Minister Mohammad Khalifeh, however, said his people should stop kissing to prevent the spread of swine flu. “If you visit someone, don’t exchange kisses … Let’s stop the social… READ MORE »


Celebs

The just-married twosome return from their honeymoon in Mexico. [LAX, Los Angeles, 4/29/09] … READ MORE »


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[Miami, FL, 4/28/09] … READ MORE »