Wearing a Mask May Reduce The Dose and Severity of COVID-19 Exposure

As we’ve seen with the novel coronavirus, some people get gravely ill and may need supplemental oxygen while others experience very mild symptoms similar to a common cold or minor stomach bug. Age and having preexisting conditions such as obesity or lung or heart disease can definitely play a role in how sick you will be should you contract COVID-19, however, when comparing some cases it’s quite puzzling as to why one person gets very sick and the other does not.

Keeping “Cool” May Increase Longevity

There is significant evidence that reducing the amount of calories we consume every day brings a host of health benefits. This includes a longer lifespan, reduced risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes and conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Another side effect of restricting our caloric intake is a lower body temperature, which is nature’s way of helping us burn less energy until the amount of food we had been eating becomes available again.

Yes, Licorice Can Be Lethal!

They say everyone has a vice. Black licorice candy was the vice of a Massachusetts construction worker who reportedly ate a bag and a half of this candy every day. And, unfortunately, it was a vice that ended up costing this man his life.

Having Trouble Getting Enough Iron? Food Combinations may the Culprit!

When it comes to iron absorption, there is evidence that certain foods – as well as when you eat them – may impact how readily your body absorbs iron. This is important to keep in mind as you plan your diet and meal times.

When it comes to longevity, quality years are what really count

Every year or so, it seems that popular culture updates the idea of the “new 40” to reflect our increasing longevity. For example, I remember when “50 is the new 40” was being touted. Today, we hear that “60 is the new 40.” I am sure that as our life expectancies continue to increase, we soon will hear about how “70 is the new 40.”

Physical Activity May Strengthen Your Immune System

Lately, because of the threat of COVID-19, I have been especially vocal about how important exercise is as it relates to keeping our immune systems healthy. Even just 30 minutes of brisk walking on a daily basis may improve your immune system compared to otherwise sedentary time. And according to a recent Medical Xpress report, many healthcare professionals are encouraging physical activity as a powerful method for improving immunity.

Convalescent Plasma – What You Need to Know

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.

IV Hydration May Help To Fight Alcohol-Related Dementia

When most people think about the damaging effects of drinking too much alcohol, they usually think of the damage it may do to the liver. We tend to not think so much about the damage it could do to the brain, specifically alcohol-related dementia (also sometimes called alcohol-related brain damage). Take for example, the sad story of this 48-year-old woman in the United Kingdom named Maria Chilvers.

Are Diet Sodas & Cigarettes the ‘Perfect Storm’ For Bladder Cancer?

John Daly, who is 54-years-old, said that he is still shocked by his diagnosis but remains hopeful, as his bladder cancer was caught early. The golf champ has been a smoker and admitted to having a diet soda habit.

Hear Us Out About Hearing Loss

We all have five basic senses -- sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. And if you’ve never had any major issues with these senses, you most likely have taken them for granted. In other words, you don’t really know how precious these senses are until you lose one!

A Soda Addict Loses More Than 100 Pounds in a Year! Here’s How She Did It and How You Can Be Proactive

A 24-year-old woman in New Mexico named Vivian McCall lost an incredible amount of weight in just one year. She lost 125 pounds! McCall focused on ditching her most offensive habits - one of them being eight cans of soda a day!

Young Soccer Player Dies of Encephalitis. How We Can Be Proactive

There is not really any information on how Stanton got encephalitis. According to one report, he started experiencing severe headaches. From there, things really took a turn for the worse. He was taken to the hospital where they confirmed that he had an infection in his brain. He eventually fell into a coma, and doctors confirmed he had some brain damage. His sister said that doctors gave him a 40 percent chance of waking up from the coma.

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