Neglected tropical diseases are getting neglected even more because of coronavirus

Some of the world’s most recognizable landmarks were lit up Saturday, Jan. 31, to mark the World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day. This effort was aimed at reminding the world of the “other” debilitating diseases that affect 1.7 billion of the poorest people on the planet. These include leprosy, Chagas disease, intestinal worms, dengue and chikungunya, Guinea … Continue reading Neglected tropical diseases are getting neglected even more because of coronavirus

FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can kill the coronavirus within 48 hours, reports new study

An anti-parasitic medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can be used against the Wuhan coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), reports a new study. Australian researchers discovered that ivermectin, a semi-synthetic drug commonly used to treat head lice, scabies, ascariasis and other parasitic infections, can effectively kill SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours in culture. “We found that even a single dose … Continue reading FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can kill the coronavirus within 48 hours, reports new study

Melatonin therapy a promising coronavirus treatment – study

Melatonin is a hormone mainly produced by the pineal gland. Commonly known as a natural sleep regulator, it also plays a role in gene expression and cancer prevention and has the rare ability to enter the mitochondria. As a potent antioxidant, it helps prevent mitochondrial damage and energy failure caused by oxidation. Recent studies also show that melatonin may help … Continue reading Melatonin therapy a promising coronavirus treatment – study

Medicinal plants: Potent antiviral herbs to add to your diet

Congestion, fever and sore throat are all symptoms that could point to a viral infection. Fortunately, there are many potent herbs that have been used since ancient times to prevent a viral infection or reduce its severity. These herbs’ antiviral properties can be attributed to the numerous potent compounds they contain. These phytochemicals not only help fight harmful viruses, … Continue reading Medicinal plants: Potent antiviral herbs to add to your diet

The COVID-19 patients whose symptoms linger for months

Paul Garner, an infectious diseases expert with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, calls himself one of “Boris Johnson’s herd immunity group,” the patients who contracted COVID-19 in the UK before the country instituted any lockdown measures. His symptoms began with a very mild cough, but within days he developed multiple other symptoms, including exhaustion, loss … Continue reading The COVID-19 patients whose symptoms linger for months

Scientists increasingly say coronavirus was created in a lab

First it was dubbed a “conspiracy theory.” Then it started to gain some traction in the conservative-leaning media. Now it is becoming part of the scientific consensus that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) was probably hatched in a Chinese laboratory. It appears as though immunologists and geneticists everywhere are beginning to wake up to the fact that this … Continue reading Scientists increasingly say coronavirus was created in a lab

9 Superfoods with powerful anti-viral properties

Viruses are responsible for many infectious diseases, including the flu, influenza and tuberculosis. Due to increased global travel, viral outbreaks often pose a serious threat to public health. Some examples include the emergence of dengue, measles and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Currently, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading in different countries. COVID-19 is … Continue reading 9 Superfoods with powerful anti-viral properties

Non Pharmaceutical Infection Control

Infectious control in the 21st century certainly is not going to be anything like that of the 20th century. The age of antibiotics is about over as great harm has been done to the world’s populations with them. We have come close to compromising our biological existence with the reckless overuse of antibiotics. Now we … Continue reading Non Pharmaceutical Infection Control

People are Dying from the Flu

Dr. David Brownstein writes, “For over 20 years, I have been writing and lecturing about how the flu vaccine fails nearly all who get it.” Now he says, “Why would anyone get a flu vaccine when it fails 99% who receive it? Why would any physician prescribe a therapy, which is associated with serious adverse effects, that fails 99% who … Continue reading People are Dying from the Flu

Using Glutathione and Selenium to Treat Viral Infections

Glutathione is probably the most important cellular defense that allows the body to prevent and fight infections and disease. Glutathione is the natural defense of every cell in our bodies working hand in hand and dependent on a plentiful supply of selenium for its existence and function. Glutathione, the most important antioxidant in the body, … Continue reading Using Glutathione and Selenium to Treat Viral Infections