There was some major confusion regarding the death of actress Tanya Roberts, who was widely known for being a Charlie’s Angel and Bond Girl. Several media outlets initially reported that Roberts had died when in fact she was still alive. For example, according to this report, she was mistakenly reported dead after being hospitalized due to suffering from a fall at her home. Unfortunately, the 65-year-old actress did recently pass, and the cause of death may come as a shock to you as it did to me. She died of a urinary tract infection (UTI).
You may already know that lyme disease comes from a tick bite. It can cause very uncomfortable symptoms, including fever, headache, fatigue and a skin rash. If left untreated, and it often does because the afflicted may not realize that they were bit by a tick or confuse their symptoms for other conditions, lyme disease can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system.
There has been a lot in the news recently about the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuing an emergency use authorization (EUA) for what is known as convalescent blood plasma (CBP) for the treatment of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2). Here is what you should know.
We have to think about other respiratory tract infections, especially with cold and flu season quickly approaching. And, there is some evidence that honey may help with upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs)
Because we are so immersed in this current crisis, I think many of us are forgetting that there are many other infectious diseases out there that are currently a problem and could potentially be an even bigger problem in the future if we are not proactive. In my opinion, this especially holds true for bacterial infections that are showing signs of being resistant to antibiotics. And CBD may help fight these infections!
When it comes to our overall health and wellness, it’s all about the gut! When I say “gut,” I am basically referring to the stomach and intestines, where trillions of microbes (more commonly called “gut bugs”) live. This community of bugs is called the gut microbiome.
Whether women choose to breastfeed or not is a personal choice. And sometimes there are issues that may make breastfeeding very challenging. But if you are a woman who is able to breastfeed and chooses to breastfeed, there is credible research to suggest that breastfeeding can benefit both mother and baby.
Antibiotics are great and have saved many lives. But they should only be taken if absolutely necessary. And the bad news is that they are sometimes prescribed unnecessarily.
Here in California, I am always on the lookout for rattlesnakes. They tend to show up by the pool, on the driveway or just slithering on my hiking trail while walking the dogs. And according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, these venomous rattlesnakes are widespread in California.
If you’ve never had a urinary tract infection (UTI), consider yourself very lucky. In most cases, UTIs are nothing serious. They are just extremely uncomfortable, to say the least. A urinary tract infection occurs when certain bacteria enter the bladder (which is part of the urinary tract). This is why UTIs are also called bladder infections.
There is a worldwide obesity epidemic, and recent data shows a significant number of children as young as five years of age and under are obese. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of overweight or obese infants and young children (aged 0 to 5 years) increased from 32 million globally in 1990 to 41 million in 2016.
Depending on your age, health status, diet, medications and overall lifestyle, your gut microbiomes are essentially ever-changing landscapes of living organisms (trillions of them!). As with any community, both good and bad bacteria reside in your gut. And whether your gut has more of the ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ may depend on your health and lifestyle.
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