The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has clarified its guidance on wearing face masks to avoid monkeypox, which primarily spreads through direct bodily contact. Last week the agency updated its travel advisory for monkeypox and advised the public … Continue reading CDC Changes Mask Guidance, Says Monkeypox Not Airborne
More than 4.58 billion people worldwide have received a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, equal to about 59.7 percent of the world population. This map shows the stark gap between vaccination programs in different countries. The data is compiled from … Continue reading How Many People Have Been COVID-19 Vaccinated Worldwide?
In the northern hemisphere, the arrival of winter has brought concerns about COVID-19 back to the forefront, with multiple countries reporting high case rates and warning of increasing pressure on hospital services. The situation prompted Austria, a small EU member … Continue reading Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines Are Not The Solution
A woman living with HIV in Argentina is now the second person whose body seemingly rid itself of the virus since she was diagnosed 8 years ago, but researchers are unsure exactly how. Researchers have reported that a woman living … Continue reading Second Person May Be Naturally ‘Cured’ of HIV: What Science Is Learning
If you’ve ever fought the battle against tiny insects in your home, such as ants, gnats or fruit flies, then you know how tedious it can be to get rid of them for good. Thankfully, there are natural ways for … Continue reading How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally
Several health care-associated infections in US hospitals spiked in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to CDC analysis . that found soaring hospitalization rates, sicker patients who required more frequent and intense care, and pandemic-enduced staffing and supply shortages … Continue reading Hospital-Borne Infections Spiked
Seeking to shorten wait time to transplant for patients with end-stage liver disease, Mayo Clinic transplant hepatologists and surgeons led a multisite, prospective observational study of liver transplant using allografts from donors with hepatitis C virus for recipients who are … Continue reading Hepatitis C Livers Usable for Transplant
The coronavirus pandemic has a lot of dark sides. Around the world, people get ill and die, schools close, the healthcare system is overloaded, employees lose their jobs, companies face bankruptcy, stock markets collapse and countries have to spend billions … Continue reading Covid-19 Bright Side: 7 Opportunities of the Pandemic
Chris Murray, a University of Washington disease expert whose projections on COVID-19 infections and deaths are closely followed worldwide, is changing his assumptions about the course of the pandemic. Murray had until recently been hopeful that the discovery of several … Continue reading When Will the Covid-19 Pandemic End?
Researchers at the CDC say women tend to have stronger side effects to COVID-19 vaccines than men. Experts say this isn’t unusual with vaccinations because the estrogen in women’s bodies is designed to elicit a stronger immune response. They add … Continue reading Why Women Experience Stronger Side Effects to COVID-19 Vaccines
The COVID-19 vaccines in use now have been touted for how well they work—the Pfizer vaccine trials found its product to be 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections after both shots and the Moderna 94.1 percent effective after the … Continue reading Can You Spread Coronavirus After Vaccination?
The most common reported side effect following vaccination is pain at the injection site. Trial data has shown that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are safe and generally well tolerated. No deaths from anaphylaxis following either vaccine have been reported. … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects: What to Know Now
What causes cancer? While we definitely don’t know everything that can trigger this disease, what is clear is that more people are dealing with this disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 39.6 percent of men and women will … Continue reading What Causes Cancer? 11 Unexpected Triggers
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to make face masks one of its primary recommendations for preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — some people are turning to plastic face shields … Continue reading Why Plastic Face Shields Aren’t a Safe Alternative to Face Masks
The COVID-19 vaccines in use now have been touted for how well they work—the Pfizer vaccine trials found its product to be 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections after both shots and the Moderna 94.1 percent effective after the … Continue reading Can You Spread Coronavirus After You Receive the Vaccine?
The U.S. this week started requiring travelers to show negative Covid-19 tests before flying to the United States from abroad. Now the Biden administration is “actively looking” at whether to mandate Covid-19 tests before domestic flights, a senior Centers for … Continue reading Covid Testing: Airlines Push Back On Testing For Domestic Flights
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends multi-layer cloth masks for the general public. The ideal mask blocks both large respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes — the primary method by which people pass the virus to others — along … Continue reading Best and Worst Face Masks For Covid-19 Virus Protection
With the Pfizer BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine and Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine currently being administered to select groups, the buzz around the COVID-19 vaccine is palpable. Public response to the idea of a vaccine has also grown more favorable, with a national … Continue reading What to Expect From COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
It’s also not surprising that I’ve been bombarded with news over the past few months about how to bolster my immune system. I can’t scroll through my Instagram feed without seeing some influencer bragging about an immune-boosting smoothie or a … Continue reading How To Boost Your Immune System – 5 Tips From Experts
But let’s back up a second: A rapid test manufactured by Abbott Laboratories was given emergency use authorization by the FDA in August 2020. Now, 50 million of these tests are being produced and distributed nationwide every month. Here’s how … Continue reading How Reliable Is the COVID-19 Rapid Test?
There are several general guiding principles that lay the foundation for the ethical standards further detailed in the statement. These guiding principles include: Protecting Patient Health In line with the Hippocratic Oath, espousing the belief to “First, do no harm” … Continue reading What Are the Principles of the Declaration of Helsinki?
People living with diabetes know that poorly managed blood glucose levels can lead to a variety of health complications, many of which involve problems in the feet. In severe cases, diabetes can lead to loss of feeling in the feet … Continue reading The Best Shoes for Diabetics
By Monday, healthcare workers were the first people in the United States to receive initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now that the vaccine is starting to gradually proliferate through our society at large, what does this mean for the … Continue reading How Life Will (and Won’t) Change After COVID-19 Vaccine
Bay leaves grow on a group of evergreen plants that belong to the plant family called Lauraceae. These plants produce aromatic leaves that are used in cooking and for other purposes. They are available whole/fresh, dried or ground into powder. … Continue reading Bay Leaf Benefits, Nutrition, Side Effects and Use
Two pharmaceutical companies say they’re ready to begin vaccinating people before the end of December, if their vaccines are authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. What does that mean? The two companies have applied to the FDA for emergency … Continue reading Who Gets the COVID-19 Vaccine First – When Can You Get It
Currently available evidence indicates that COVID-19 may be transmitted from person to person through several different routes. In the scoping review published by La Rosa et al , the human coronaviruses primary transmission mode is person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets … Continue reading Transmission and Prevention of COVID-19
Accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy. This update incorporates recent evidence to inform the duration of isolation and precautions recommended to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to others, while limiting unnecessary prolonged … Continue reading Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19
Although COVID-19 originated in China, the country has made striking improvements. Since the country’s first case, the government adopted strict measures to prevent spreading the virus. As a result, life in China has returned back to normal to a large … Continue reading How China Recovered From COVID-19 Without Vaccine
To be properly protective, COVID-19 vaccines need to be given to most people worldwide. Only through widespread vaccination will we reach herd immunity – where enough people are immune to stop the disease from spreading freely. To achieve this, some … Continue reading Should COVID-19 Vaccines Be Mandatory? Two Experts Discuss
On Monday, a COVID-19 vaccine made by the drug company Pfizer in conjunction with BioNTech made headlines. An an early analysis released by the drug maker suggested that the vaccine could be more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. … Continue reading Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine ‘90% Effective – What to Know Now
If you are facing a terminal illness or have a loved one who is nearing death, the question as to whether or not death is painful has likely entered your mind. This may be particularly so if the illness has already … Continue reading Is Death Painful? Managing End of Life Pain
First Look Best Overall: Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste at Amazon “The color-free teeth cleaning solution is made with a bunch of effective ingredients, namely fluoride.” Best Budget: Crest Pro-Health Pro/Active Defense at Amazon “An activated foam toothpaste, Crest’s Active Defense … Continue reading The 8 Best Toothpastes to Buy in 2020
Obesity has been linked to an increased risk of getting severely sick from COVID-19 since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now, experts say having obesity may increase your chances of dying of COVID-19 by nearly 50 percent, according … Continue reading New Study Links Obesity to Increassd Risks of Covid-19
Finding ways to kill cancer stem cells has been one of the holy grails in cancer research. While this is a target of biotechnology companies working on cancer treatment, scientists have already discovered dietary factors (cancer stem cell-killing foods) that … Continue reading Top 5 Cancer Stem Cell-Killing Foods (From a Pioneering MD)
Do you ever experience any of these health issues? Exhaustion Cravings for sweets Bad breath White coating on tongue Brain fog Hormone imbalance Joint pain Loss of sex drive Chronic sinus and allergy issues Digestive problems (gas and bloating) Weak … Continue reading Candida Symptoms, Causes, Plus 3 Steps to Treat Naturally
Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), prompting many to wonder how to get rid of herpes naturally. The herpes virus can live dormant inside a person’s immune system for a lifetime, periodically causing blisters that … Continue reading How to Get Rid of Herpes Symptoms Naturally
Kimmie Ng, M.D., a Boston oncologist, started noticing an alarming trend in her work a few years ago. Men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s—runners, CrossFitters, lifelong nonsmokers—were streaming through her door at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They all appeared … Continue reading The Rise in Young Men’s Colon Cancer – Colon Cancer in Men
You don’t achieve greatness overnight—and the same goes for scoring rock-solid immunity. Strengthening your body’s defenses requires consistent effort. So take a seat and let’s study your new stay-healthy playbook. Like most of us, I’m doing my damnedest to stay … Continue reading How To Boost Your Immune System – 15 Tips From Experts
If you’re thinking about quitting drinking, or maybe just slightly changing your relationship with alcohol, you might be intimidated by some of the side effects of cutting back on your consumption of booze. Drawing on scientific evidence as well as … Continue reading 8 Things That Can Happen When You Stop Drinking Alcohol
Around the world people have tested positive for coronavirus after recovering from COVID-19. Doctors say people most likely have immunity against COVID-19 for at least several months. Immunity against COVID-19 likely won’t last your enitre lifetime, according to experts. Scientists … Continue reading Doctors Answer Whether You Can Get COVID-19 Twice
Roughly 10 percent of the adult population suffers from the type of heel pain known as plantar fasciitis. (1) Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the thick fascia tissues of the heels. It’s a common running injury and usually … Continue reading Plantar Fasciitis Natural Remedies + 5 Key Stretches
The No. 1 reason to use hand sanitizer is to reduce your chances of becoming risk by transferring germs from your hands to your face, especially your mouth and nose. Without even realizing it you likely touch your face with … Continue reading Homemade Hand Sanitizer DIY Recipe
Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color. Bedbugs do … Continue reading Bed Bugs: How to Identify Bedbugs and How to Get Rid of Them
Some consumers do not know how to identify a natural vitamin from a synthetic one. Vitamin and mineral supplements may contain labels that are too complicated for you to understand. You may not even know what to look for in … Continue reading 5 Ways to Tell If Your Vitamins are Real or Fake
Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious bacterial infection. It causes the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed. Each year, approximately 1,000 people in the U.S. get meningococcal disease, which includes meningitis and septicemia (blood … Continue reading Meningococcal Meningitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments and Vaccines
Tics are irregular, uncontrollable, unwanted, and repetitive movements of muscles that can occur in any part of the body. Movements of the limbs and other body parts are known as motor tics. Involuntary repetitive sounds, such as grunting, sniffing, or … Continue reading Tic Disorders: Causes, Types and Diagnosis
The UK Foreign Office (FCO) is currently advising against all but essential international travel for an indefinite period. However, countries across Europe have begun to ease lockdown measures and border restrictions, and some have started to welcome domestic and international … Continue reading Which European Countries Are Easing Travel Restrictions?
If you’ve ever stepped off a plane with stained and rumpled clothes, a pore-clogged face, a jet lag-induced headache, and a mouth that still tastes like hours-old airplane food, you know how tricky it can be to stay clean and … Continue reading Travel Hygiene Tips: Staying Fresh on the Road