For most people, coming down with the H1N1 flu is a temporary, miserable annoyance. However, (like regular seasonal flu), H1N1 (aka Swine Flu) can rapidly turn from an annoyance to a life threatening condition. There has been a lot of press coverage of the flu and you might be fighting flu info overload. However, take a few minutes to read this article from New Scientist to get a balanced overview of the risks and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. And stop kissing pigs.