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
Key Takeaways During a winter freeze, experts recommend limiting your time outdoors to prevent hypothermia and frostbite. In the event of a power outage, the best foods and drinks to have in hand are nutritious and protein-rich and do not … Continue reading How to Stay Warm and Safe During a Winter Freeze
Although most people make a full recovery from a COVID-19 infection, for some the symptoms can last weeks or even months, a condition known as long COVID. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), long COVID is defined as a … Continue reading Can COVID-19 Vaccines Help Prevent Long COVID?
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?
Increasing numbers of people are searching for information on how to “detox” themselves from the COVID-19 vaccine after receiving it, over fears it could have detrimental effects. But is this ever safe or even possible?Can you really ‘detox the vaccine,’ … Continue reading Can You ‘Detox’ From the COVID-19 Vaccine?
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
nfluenza (the flu) and COVID-19, the illness caused by the pandemic coronavirus, are both contagious respiratory illnesses, meaning they affect your lungs and breathing, and can be spread to others. Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar, … Continue reading COVID-19 vs. the Flu Similarities and Differences
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
I’ll never forget the day of my HIV diagnosis. The moment I heard those words, “I’m sorry Jennifer, you’ve tested positive for HIV,” everything faded to darkness. The life I’d always known vanished in an instant. The youngest of three, … Continue reading My HIV Story: Getting to Undetectable
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
It goes without saying, 2020 has been a year full adapting to changes and accepting new norms. It has had a major impact on the health and wellness space, with more and more people interested in taking care of their … Continue reading 10 Health and Wellness Trends for 2021
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
There’s a reason why turmeric tea is a popular beverage throughout Asia and is known by some as “liquid gold.” The four simple ingredients in this turmeric tea recipe all work to improve your health, whether it’s by reducing inflammation, … Continue reading Turmeric Tea Recipe (Also Known as “Liquid Gold”)
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
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