Tag: <span>COVID-19</span>

Is Gargling Hydrogen Peroxide Effective and Safe?

Is Gargling Hydrogen Peroxide Effective and Safe?

Overview Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound that combines hydrogen with oxygen. You can buy it at most drug stores and use it for everything from disinfecting wounds to cleaning your bath tub. Some people even swear by gargling with it to sooth a sore throat, whiten teeth, and reduce gum inflammation. Keep reading to...

Could taking zinc protect me against COVID-19?

Could taking zinc protect me against COVID-19?

A review of the evidence on zinc suggests the mineral could have protective effects against COVID-19 by boosting anti-viral immunity and curbing inflammation. Diet and health have many links, including immune system function. Good nutrition supports the immune system to fight pathogens and helps to avoid chronic inflammation following an infection. Many people know that vitamin C has significant effects on...

Is It Safe To Run In A Face Mask? Doctors Weigh-in

Is It Safe To Run In A Face Mask? Doctors Weigh-in

Over the past few months, we’ve all had a crash course in face mask usage. Since the CDC began recommending them for public use back in April, we’ve learned just how effective face masks can be at curbing the spread of coronavirus, leading businesses like restaurants, stores, and gyms to require them of patrons and staff. As...

Tips For Cleaning Your Home Straight from the CDC

Tips For Cleaning Your Home Straight from the CDC

First off, cleaning is different from sanitizing. Cleaning removes dirt and debris; sanitizing kills germs. Both steps are vital in keeping you and everyone in your home from getting sick, especially in cold and flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends cleaning the surface first with soap and clean water. Next, sanitize...

Should I Stop Trying to Get Pregnant Because of COVID-19?

Should I Stop Trying to Get Pregnant Because of COVID-19?

If you have been considering starting or expanding your family, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely caused you to reevaluate your plans—or at least contemplate them again in a new light. Sure, many people are joking that with so many couples quarantining at home, there is likely to be a post-pandemic baby boom, but you may...

What is a broken-heart syndrome?

What is a broken-heart syndrome?

A broken heart is a fodder for love songs, romance novels, and many rom-coms. But, broken heart syndrome—it also goes by takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-induced cardiomyopathy—is a real physical ailment that occurs when a traumatic event causes your heart muscle to weaken. The event can be emotional, such as the sudden death of a loved...

Study: Kids Under This Age May Carry 100 Times More COVID Than Adults

Study: Kids Under This Age May Carry 100 Times More COVID Than Adults

Back-to-school season is nearly upon us, but instead of celebrating a soon-to-be quiet home or buying school supplies, many parents are instead panicking about whether or not their kids will be in the classroom and safe from coronavirus. And, of course, if they are back at school, there’s the question of whether or not they’ll...

Facts About COVID-19 And The Proper Guidelines To Reopen Schools Safely

Facts About COVID-19 And The Proper Guidelines To Reopen Schools Safely

What is COVID-19?  COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus. ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’ The COVID-19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and...

How likely is it for a child to become sick with COVID-19?

How likely is it for a child to become sick with COVID-19?

Children of all ages can become ill with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). But most kids who are infected typically don’t become as sick as adults and some might not show any symptoms at all. Know the symptoms of COVID-19 in babies and children, why children might be affected differently by COVID-19, and what you can...

9 Tips for Using a Public Restroom During Coronavirus

9 Tips for Using a Public Restroom During Coronavirus

Nothing may gross you out more than the thought of a public restroom. They smell, they’re too often out of toilet paper, and attempting to clean your hands at a dirty sink can seem pointless at best, and downright dangerous when it comes to exposing yourself to germs. Now, as the country begins to open...

When can we hang out with friends again?

When can we hang out with friends again?

While some parts of the country have been under shelter-at-home orders for almost 3 months, the social part of being human beings has been starved. We’ve held virtual graduations, drive-by birthday parties, and stayed connected with families and friends over Zoom and other video conferencing apps. But it’s not the same. Now, as many parts...

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