Most of the COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant identified in the United States so far were in people who were fully vaccinated, and a third of them had received a booster dose, according to a U.S. report published … Continue reading Most Reported U.S. Omicron Cases Hit Fully COVID-19 Vaccinated
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
Experts say it’s likely we will need COVID-19 booster shots in the future, although it’s too early to tell how often those shots could be needed. Spencer Platt/Getty Images COVID-19 booster shots work by strengthening the immunity protection provided by … Continue reading Are COVID-19 Boosters Needed Every 6 Months?
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
Did you know that many conventional dishwashing detergents contain some ingredients that are not safe for you and your family? According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and their “guide to healthy cleaning“, these detergents can include phosphates, preservatives, formaldehyde … Continue reading Homemade Dishwasher Detergent with Orange and Lemon Oils
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, one that especially reaches into your respiratory tract, which includes your lungs. COVID-19 can cause a range of breathing problems, from mild to critical. Older adults and people who have other health conditions like heart … Continue reading What Does the COVID-19 Virus Do to Your Lungs?
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
New COVID-19 cases increased this past week in the United States but so did the daily vaccination rate. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images New COVID-19 cases have risen to more than 100,000 per day over the past week in … Continue reading Where COVID-19 Cases Are Rising and Falling
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
Are you struggling with symptoms of an ear infection and wondering how to cure an ear infection fast? Ear infections, whether they afflict adults or more commonly children, can be really unpleasant and outright painful. Ear infections can be in … Continue reading Ear Infection Remedies and Natural Treatments
Wasp stings are common, especially during the warmer months when people are outside for longer periods of time. They can be uncomfortable, but most people recover quickly and without complications. Wasps, like bees and hornets, are equipped with a stinger … Continue reading Wasp Sting: Symptoms, Treatments and Remedies
The one time I got tested for COVID-19, I wound up in the emergency room — but not because I tested positive. During the test, as the technician kept inching the swab deeper and deeper inside my nose, I felt … Continue reading Do Nasal or Oral Swab Covid-19 Tests Cause Body Damage?
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?
Growing up in India, the changing seasons often meant fighting a blocked nose, congestion, and a fuzzy feeling in the head. India is a country of many seasons, and every seasonal change brings with it a wave of colds and … Continue reading Traditional Indian Remedies for the Common Cold
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?
Myth: Taking a COVID Vaccine Will Give You COVID No, a COVID-19 vaccine will not give you COVID-19. According to the CDC, none of the vaccines in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. Instead, … Continue reading COVID Vaccine Myths Debunked by Experts
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
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
Pregnancy is an exciting — and stressful — time. Your mind races with a zillion questions and concerns ranging from mild (but not silly — there are no silly questions when you’re pregnant) to very serious. A common question is … Continue reading Coronavirus and Pregnancy: Symptoms, Treatment and Risks
Diet plays a crucial role in your health. What you eat, including various herbs and spices, can affect inflammation in your body. This article reviews the science behind 9 herbs and spices that may help fight inflammation. It’s worth noting … Continue reading 9 Herbs and Spices That Fight Inflammation
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?
Heart bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, is done when coronary arteries, which supply your heart with oxygenated blood, become blocked or damaged. If these arteries are blocked or blood flow is restricted, the heart doesn’t work … Continue reading Heart Bypass Surgery or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
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?
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
Ever wonder if you can get a cough from an air conditioner? We’ll take you through how the cold and pressure may lead to cough or potentially even a cold. Have you ever wondered if you can get a cough … Continue reading Signs Your Air Conditioner Makes You Sick
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
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
#PandemicLife has been going for what feels like forever (real time: six months), and the whole thing is starting to feel endless. With restrictions on just about every aspect of life and the constant need to wear face masks in … Continue reading When Can You Stop Wearing A Face Mask To Protect From COVID-19?
When you get ready to leave the house, you check for your wallet, your keys, and nowadays, your face mask. It’s the new norm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings while in public to … Continue reading Working Out With a Face Mask Doesn’t Hinder Breathing
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
If you could get the support you needed to fight bacteria from a natural resource, why wouldn’t you? Interestingly, most prescription medicines are actually modeled after essential oils derived from plants, and whenever possible, I suggest opting for a natural approach … Continue reading Top 4 Antibacterial Essential Oils to Fight Bacteria
By now, the science is settled: Wearing a mask is the easiest, least intrusive way to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Understanding why isn’t rocket science, but it’s not always intuitive, either. If you—or someone you know, say, … Continue reading This Viral Video Shows How Masks Help Stop COVID-19 from Spreading
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
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
COVID-19 takes a toll on the heart, and not just metaphorically. A recent study looked at the hearts of 100 patients recovering from the novel coronavirus that has gripped the globe. Seventy-eight of the hundred showed signs of heart complications … Continue reading The Effects of COVID-19 on Your Heart and Your Workout
Now that the CDC has recommended using cloth face masks “in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies),” especially in hot spots, people are getting creative with the way they’re covering … Continue reading How to Keep Your Glasses from Fogging Up Due to Your Face Mask
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
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