As we head into the holiday season and keep an eye on COVID-19 cases this upcoming winter, now is a great time to strengthen our immune systems to combat the virus. According to Associate Professor of dietetics and nutrition Cristina Palacios, supplements and foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals are crucial.
"Many mouthwashes and oral rinses were shown to inactivate the virus at a rate of 99% or more after only 30 seconds."
Oct 21, 2020
The New York Post – An effective defense against the coronavirus may already be in your medicine cabinet.
The latest research has revealed that many mouthwashes and oral rinses were shown to inactivate the virus at a rate of 99% or more after only 30 seconds of gargling, and up to 99.9%...
“These practices pose a risk of severe tissue damage and corrosive injury and should be strictly avoided.”
June 5, 2020
STAT News – To try to kill the novel coronavirus, some Americans are unsafely using disinfectants and cleaners, including washing food with bleach, using the products on bare skin, and inhaling and ingesting them, federal health officials reported Friday.
Health experts caution explicitly against using cleaning products in those ways.
The findings come from an online...
Apr 22, 2020 |
Adweek – Times of crisis invariably give way to a crop of products sold by opportunists, profiteers, or outright hucksters who understand one of the free market’s more sordid truths:
When people are scared, they’ll spend money on nearly anything.
Like, say, cures for Covid-19. Here are a few "treatments" that have appeared in recent weeks.
Skinny Beach Medical Spa’s family resistance packs
On April 20, the FBI went after spa founder Jennings Staley for advertising...
Mar 23, 2020
HealthLine – An estimated 80 percent of those with COVID-19 experience only mild to moderate symptoms.
That means you can probably recover at home.
Here’s a shopping list
“It’s crucial to stay hydrated, so plenty of fluids, especially if the fever is high,” said Georgia pediatrician Dr. Roy Benaroch.
In most instances, tap or bottled water is fine. If you’re relying on bottled water, experts recommend keeping at least a 15-day supply on hand.
Tito's tells customers to not use their vodka for hand sanitizer
March 5, 2020
CNN – Some people are attempting to counter the spread of coronavirus by making their own hand sanitizer out of rubbing alcohol and aloe.
But vodka? Don't do that.
"Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol," Tito's Handmade Vodka tweeted on Thursday.
"Tito's Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC."
Rectal surgery: not fun to read about, but way better than having it
Aug 23, 2019
Insider – Toilet paper has become synonymous with pooping, but it may not actually the best way to clean up.
According to Dr. Evan Goldstein, a rectal surgeon in New York City, using a bidet is the ideal way to care for your backside after using the bathroom.
"Charmin and all these brands have done a great job making us think that...
"We never know when they're watching, what they're picking up on. To think this little poster here saved his cousin's life, it's amazing." Teacher Brandi Wardlow
9-year-old performs Heimlich maneuver to saving choking cousin, 5
CNN – Timothy Prater had seen the YouTube videos. He remembered seeing a poster, too.
So when this 9-year-old's cousin started stomping his feet and holding his throat, Timothy knew just what to do.
He leaped into action, dropped to his knees and...
Drug-free pain relief from a low-price herb found in most every grocery store |
Mayo Clinic Q and A: Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties may relieve arthritis pain ...
January 24, 2020
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friend says that her arthritis pain improved after she started taking turmeric. Can you tell me more about this supplement?
ANSWER: Although turmeric is a common spice in many home pantries, many people are not familiar with its purported health effects. Relieving arthritis pain...
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