Health

If this uncertain time has your anxiety levels spiking, you’re not alone. Organizing an emergency kit that includes the essentials will keep you ready for anything. While no one is sure of the next steps or how long we’ll need to stay at home, a kit full of useful items will make you feel confident
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Floyd Cardoz, the chef behind former critically-acclaimed restaurants in New York City, Tabla, Paowalla, and Bombay Bread Bar, has passed away after contracting COVID-19. According to independent news site, Scroll.in, Cardoz, 59, passed away today in a hospital in New Jersey. The renowned chef, known for masterfully infusing Indian flavors into American cuisine, first posted
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It’s no question that people everywhere are stressed right now. With more and more cases of COVID-19 popping up across the globe and with unpredictable outcomes lying ahead, people are in need of something to help them relax now, arguably, more than ever before. Tea can offer some support in this department, which is why
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COVID-19 is the biggest threat to human existence in living memory. We are all feeling shocked, dismayed, and a degree of helplessness, as we watch the way of life we have lived and loved—disappearing. The virus doesn’t discriminate by country or creed—but it does affect men differently than women.Read on and find out a few
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The coronavirus pandemic has generated endless online rumors and fake news, promising false cures and causing panic and uncertainty. As a medical microbiologist, I see them everywhere. Here is the list of fake news and cures circulating online that you need to avoid under any circumstances, followed by the truth about a “cure.” Share this
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We’re all homebound right now due to the coronavirus, so ask yourself: Is your environment a healthy one to spend all your time in? You may have adapted unhealthy or lazy home habits that didn’t really affect you and your family as you lived your busy lives…off to work and school, out to eat, heading
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Confirmed cases of the coronavirus are exploding worldwide, and hospitals predict that capacity is going to be an issue in the days, weeks, and possibly even months to come. If you do need medical care, being able to navigate your way around a medical center and getting prompt treatment is of the utmost importance. So,
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You didn’t plan to spend the best years of your life waking up to headlines that announce older adults “are at a higher risk for severe illness” from the coronavirus. What’s worse, the disease, known as COVID-19, can be fatal! It causes a respiratory illness, whose symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. When it
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the globe, experts are struggling to understand the extremely contagious and deadly virus that has infected more than 182,100 people in at least 140 countries around the world. There is a lot of confusion circulating around the somewhat mysterious virus. One of the most recent controversies? Whether ibuprofen—like
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Whether you feel symptoms or not, one thing we all have in common is a wary curiosity about what the heck is happening to your body if you have—or should you contract—Covid-19, a.k.a. the coronavirus. We talked to researchers on the frontline to find out, and here’s what they said. Shutterstock “The virus primarily affects
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You’re staying home. You’re washing your hands for 20 seconds at a time. You’re social distancing. But you’ve still got to function in the world, which means you’re still at risk for catching the coronavirus, aka Covid-19. Here are 12 things that put you at risk, by Dr. Monika Stuczen, a medical microbiologist who knows
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With A-list celebrities and big-name sports stars having seemingly easy access to coronavirus tests—while the rest of us wait—we wondered how you can best receive prompt healthcare when you need it. So we spoke to several top doctors across the country for their advice on how to navigate medical care in such a scary time,
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Dr. Monika Stuczen knows about deadly viruses; she’s a Medical Microbiologist, R&D and QC Laboratory Manager at the lab MWE. Alarmed by the rise in deaths worldwide, we asked her how exactly Covid-19, the coronavirus, can be fatal, and the answer sheds some light on the invisible “thief” waiting outside your door: “Viruses—unlike bacteria or
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Symptoms and signs of a serious medical condition are often unmistakable. For example, there’s no doubt that sudden crushing central chest pain, radiating to the left arm, associated with vomiting, sweating, pallor and collapse, is likely a heart attack.  You call 911. Simple. But far more often it seems, symptoms creep up on you very
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Don’t fear the headlines. There are several impactful things you can do in order to avoid getting infected with the potentially deadly coronavirus. During a recent appearance on Fox and Friends, Dr. Mehmet Oz put the coronavirus “panic” into perspective, providing some simple tactics to combat the spread of the illness—and offering ways to prepare
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So you think you might have coronavirus (COVID-19)—yikes!—and in the initial days of the pandemic, there has been some confusion about the availability of test kits and how to get tested. Today, the CDC said that the COVID-19 test is available in all 50 states at 78 state and public local health labs. The Remedy
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Youth might be wasted on the young, but often it’s wasted by the not-so-young. Chances are, you prematurely age yourself and needlessly irritate your skin in many ways every day without even realizing it. And dozens of those habits are easy, even effortless, to change. For example, did you know you could forestall wrinkling by
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The headlines around coronavirus may seem alarming, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless to prevent it. Health officials emphasize that the common-sense things you can do to prevent more minor illnesses like colds and flu can also reduce the spread of coronavirus. Here are 15 habits to avoid that put you at risk.  Shutterstock People
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When you’re young, you think you’ll live forever. When you’re old, you wish you’d taken better care of your health. This story is for all ages. A crucial step towards staying fit forever is to be informed about what routine tests and preventative care you should get at every age, and how often. We consulted
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is incredibly scary, as it continues to spread across the globe at a rapid rate. While we are still in the process of understanding exactly how the virus that causes the highly infectious and deadly virus works, there are a handful of things we do know about it.  One
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One can imagine life on a cruise ship—perfect for lazy holidays, an azure sky and green sea, not to mention the all-you-can-eat buffet and entertainment. You can travel the world while laying on a sunbed.  However, along with the Broadway showtunes, you might also find food and water contamination, threats of the coronavirus and vector-borne
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Every day, more and more people in the United States are being diagnosed with novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)—and the death toll is increasing. As those numbers rise, so do your chances of contracting the infectious and deadly virus. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to protect your health in order to avoid becoming a
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