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
Spring is a season that for many people brings to mind thoughts of a fresh start. It makes sense then that it can feel great to give your home a refreshing, top-to-bottom spring cleaning when the weather starts getting warmer … Continue reading Seasonal Cleaning Tips, Natural Cleaners and Checklist
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
About 70 percent of adults in the U.S. will experience some type of traumatic event at some point in their lives, and among these people about 20 percent will go on to develop the condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) … Continue reading Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: PTSD Symptoms, Treatments
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?
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
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
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
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
Autism is a developmental disorder that initially occurs in early childhood. It generally affects a child’s language, behavior and social skills in development. The exact cause of autism is unknown, but some reasons may include medications (specifically valproic acid and thalidomide) … Continue reading Autism Natural Treatment: Foods, Supplements & More
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?
Wearing a face mask often helps people feel protected and reassured. But can a surgical face mask keep you from being exposed to or transmitting certain infectious diseases? And, if face masks do shield you from infectious diseases, such as … Continue reading How to Wear a Face Mask to Reduce Virus Transmission
Are tick bites harmful? Ticks are common in the United States. They live outdoors in: grass trees shrubs leaf piles They’re attracted to people and their four-legged pets, and they can easily move between the two. If you’ve spent any … Continue reading Tick Bites: Symptoms, Treatments, Pictures and Prevention
Bruce Waight grappled with one of the new guidelines for reopening laid out by regulators when his Oklahoma City barber shop, Rooted Barber + Shop, opened on Tuesday. “It’s hard to breathe in these masks,” Waight said. But he was … Continue reading Getting Your Hair Cut After the Pandemic – Barber Shop Safety
I’m a 26-year-old nurse from Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m married with two kids and have two more on the way. My youngest is 11 months old, and my oldest is 3. My twins (a boy and a girl) are due on … Continue reading Nurse Gets Covid-19 While Pregnant With Twins And Shares Symptoms
If you’ve been to the grocery store during the coronavirus COVID-19, you’ve likely felt some mixture of anxiety, loneliness, fear, confusion, frustration, and maybe even paranoia. And if you’ve turned to social media for help with grocery shopping during the … Continue reading Grocery Shopping Coronavirus Safety – Supermarkets and COVID-19
Every person’s health and well-being depends on how well their body removes and purges toxins. With exposure to environmental toxins, toxic body care products and processed foods, most people are in desperate need of a serious detox! A liver cleanse … Continue reading Liver Cleanse: Detox Your Liver in 6 Easy Steps
If you’re one of the people who has the new coronavirus take hold in your body, what exactly does it do to you? Since knowledge is … Continue reading What Does the New Coronavirus Do to Your Body?
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, the virus also known as the Coronavirus, according to The New York Times and Deadline. Both actors are in Australia for pre-production of the new untitled Elvis Presley film … Continue reading Tom Hanks, Wife Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus In Australia
IN JANUARY 2019, Mike Dudley got a call that his 69-year-old brother-in-law had died a mere 48 hours after checking into the hospital with flulike symptoms. He couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Just five months earlier, they’d been backpacking … Continue reading Why Antibiotic Resistance Is Ignored by Big Pharma
The clary sage plant has a lengthy history as a medicinal herb. It’s a perennial in the genus Salvi, and its scientific name is salvia sclarea. It’s considered to be one of the top essential oils for hormones, especially in women. Many claims have been … Continue reading Clary Sage Oil Uses, Benefits and Potential Side Effects
Imagine building bigger, stronger muscles without ever lifting a weight. Imagine walking into a gym, putting on a bodysuit covered with electrodes, and going through a “workout” without breaking a sweat. Imagine those electrodes zapping your muscles into higher levels … Continue reading Can truSculpt Technology, EMS Suits Make Your Workout Shorter?
Your mouth can reveal a lot more about you than your pearly whites and your opinions. It also holds clues to your overall health. “The body is all connected,” says Sally Cram, DDS, consumer advisor for the American Dental Association. … Continue reading Health Conditions With Symptoms Your Dentist Can See in Your Mouth