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Natural ways to cleanse your lungs

Lung cleansing techniques may benefit people who smoke, people who get regular exposure to air pollution, and those with chronic conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cystic fibrosis. Breathing in air pollution, cigarette smoke, and other toxins can damage the lungs and even cause health conditions. Maintaining […]

COVID-19 live updates: Is ‘Deltacron’ a real variant?

The coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.  Known as SARS-CoV-2, the virus has resulted in more than 307 millioninfections and over 5.4 million deaths. Keep up to date with the latest research and information about COVID-19 here. The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently monitoring five variants of concern: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Omicron. 01/10/2022 15:00 […]

What to know about eczema

Eczema is a condition in which patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, cracked, and rough. Some types can also cause blisters. Different types and stages of eczema affect 31.6 million people in the United States, which equals more than 10% of the population. Many people use the word eczema when referring to atopic dermatitis, which […]

Is fast food bad for you? All you need to know about its nutrition and impacts

The term “fast food” generally refers to food that people intend to consume quickly, either on- or off-site. There is plenty of well-researched evidence demonstrating the various negative health effects of eating and overeating fast food, in both the short- and long-term. Many fast food establishments now list the number of calories each item contains. However, this […]

Cold Versus Flu

What is the difference between a cold and flu? Influenza (flu) and the common cold are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by influenza viruses only, whereas the common cold can be caused by a number of different viruses, including rhinoviruses, parainfluenza, and seasonal coronaviruses. Seasonal coronaviruses should not be […]

Back pain and remedies

Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and for seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and sometimes even debilitating. Back pain can result from injury, activity, and some medical conditions. It can affect people of any age and for different reasons. As people get older, the likelihood of developing lower back […]

What to know about cancer

Cancer causes cells to divide uncontrollably. This can result in tumors, damage to the immune system, and other impairment that can be fatal. In the United States, an estimated 15.5 million people with a history of cancer were living as of January 1, 2016, according to a 2018 report from the American Cancer Society. In […]

COVID-19 vaccines for children: What are the side effects?

Vaccines undergo particularly rigorous safety tests before receiving approval for use in the general population. However, no drug is guaranteed to be free from side effects, so what are the side effects that children receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may face? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5–11 years […]

Medical Myths: Sexual health

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been on the rise in the United States. In April 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that, in 2019, STIs had reached an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year. In 2019, the CDC received reports of over 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. […]

Clean eating: What does the research say?

Food bloggers, social media influencers, and magazines commonly relied upon for nutrition information often promote so-called clean eating. Many supporters of this concept promise benefits such as weight loss, radiant skin, and improved energy. The fundamentals of clean eating involve choosing natural, nutrient-dense foods and avoiding processed and refined foods. Taking a “clean” approach to […]