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Is depression genetic?

Is depression genetic?

If your parent or sibling had depression, maybe you’re worried you’ll get it too. Or perhaps you’re concerned that because you had depression, you’ll pass it on to your child. Whatever the case, you may find yourself wondering: Is depression genetic? Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the US. About...

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...

How to Use a Face Mask Correctly

How to Use a Face Mask Correctly

Wearing a face mask often helps people feel protected and reassured. But can a surgical face mask keep you from being exposed to or transmitting certain infectious diseases? And, if face masks do shield you from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, is there a proper way to put them on, take them off, and discard them?...

How can lemons benefit your health?

How can lemons benefit your health?

Lemons are a popular fruit that people use in small quantities to add flavor to food. However, they rarely consume them alone due to their intense, sour taste. Lemons give flavor to baked goods, sauces, salad dressings, marinades, drinks, and desserts, and they are also a good source of vitamin C. One 58 gram (g) lemon can...

Is it safe to order groceries online?

Is it safe to order groceries online?

Here are precautions to take whether you shop in-store or online With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommending that people wear cloth, non-medical face coverings in public to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, you may wonder whether that’s enough to keep you safe when you shop for food.  The new CDC...

7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables

7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables

Federal health officials estimate that nearly 48 million people are sickened by food contaminated with harmful germs each year, and some of the causes might surprise you. Although most people know animal products must be handled carefully to prevent illness, produce, too, can be the culprit in outbreaks of foodborne illness. In recent years, the...

Everything you need to know about making your own face mask

Everything you need to know about making your own face mask

For a while, it felt as though advice from health professionals was changing every day about whether most Americans should be wearing face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now officially recommended that everyone but infants should wear a cloth mask or face covering in certain public settings....

8 Home Remedies for Nausea Relief

8 Home Remedies for Nausea Relief

Feeling queasy? Whether it’s motion sickness, the side effect of a medication or the dreaded flu, there are many natural ways to settle an upset stomach. Try these home remedies that can help cure nausea. Ginger The next time you’re feeling nauseous, swallow 500 milligrams of dried ginger in capsule form. You can do this...

Shift Your Focus and Relieve Stress

Shift Your Focus and Relieve Stress

In most situations, ignoring problems can only make them worse. However, sometimes not ignoring problems can be just as bad. Participating in rumination—the habit of focusing too heavily on stressors and wallowing in negative feelings that can sometimes creep in—can exacerbate stress without solving anything.  The key is to be able to address problems when possible, but...

Does bleach kill germs?

Does bleach kill germs?

Yes, but you need to let it sit for 10 minutes The active ingredient in bleach is sodium hypochlorite, which can effectively kill germs like viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Since the influenza virus can live on surfaces for 24 to 48 hours, and the virus responsible for COVID-19 can live for up to 72 hours,...

Biggest Cooking Mistakes That Hinder Your Weight Loss

Biggest Cooking Mistakes That Hinder Your Weight Loss

How you cook your meals (particularly home-cooked ones) is just as important as both the meals themselves and the exercise regimen you are following, especially as far as weight loss is concerned. That is because all the intense, calorie-burning exercises that you have been practicing and the healthy food you have been consuming thus far...

30 Reasons Not to Panic

30 Reasons Not to Panic

The coronavirus pandemic has put the world in uncharted waters—a world of total city shutdowns and toilet-paper scarcity. The uncertainty surrounding the virus, including daily headlines about the rising case count, can be alarming. But it’s never a good idea to panic. We asked the experts to give us 30 good reasons why. Read to...

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