Coronavirus controls will only delay large outbreaks of endemic diseases like influenza and RSV

A study from Princeton University has found that current non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) being utilized to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) make it likely that larger, delayed outbreaks of other diseases will occur soon. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, argues that NPIs being employed against COVID-19, such as the wearing of … Continue reading Coronavirus controls will only delay large outbreaks of endemic diseases like influenza and RSV

Traditional Chinese medicine as a complementary treatment for mild and serious diseases

A recent study by researchers at the China Medical University in Taiwan and the University of Chicago discussed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its application in the treatment of acute and critical medical conditions. In developed nations as well as in many Eastern countries, modern medications developed in the West are routinely used for clinical treatments while traditional medicines are only used by a … Continue reading Traditional Chinese medicine as a complementary treatment for mild and serious diseases

Holy basil: This Ayurvedic medicine for skin diseases is also a potent anti-cancer agent

Ocimum sanctum, also known as holy basil or tulsi, is an aromatic medicinal herb native to Southeast Asia. Widely used in traditional medicine, holy basil is considered a great tonic for the body, mind and spirit. In fact, it is also called the “queen of the herbs” because of its many therapeutic properties. In Ayurveda — an ancient … Continue reading Holy basil: This Ayurvedic medicine for skin diseases is also a potent anti-cancer agent

10 Potent herbs to protect your respiratory system

Chronic respiratory conditions can significantly affect an individual’s quality of life. From breathlessness to chronic chest pain, respiratory conditions cause a host of complications that can impair the flow of oxygen throughout the body. For instance, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an incurable lung disease, can make it difficult for an individual to carry out basic … Continue reading 10 Potent herbs to protect your respiratory system

Vaccine Targets Viral Epigenetic Modification, Could Prevent Respiratory Infection

As COVID-19 is proving to the world, viruses are powerful biological agents, capable of rapidly effecting massive damage and fatality. And yet, they’re so simple: a virus is merely comprised of pieces of genetic material—either RNA or DNA—wrapped in a protein envelope, which is known as a “capsid.”But coronaviruses are not the only type of virus out … Continue reading Vaccine Targets Viral Epigenetic Modification, Could Prevent Respiratory Infection

Medical journal recommends vitamin C for COVID-19 and related acute respiratory distress syndrome

With so many scary news stories about coronavirus these days, perhaps you’re trying to focus on the positive and be proactive in looking into ways that you can protect yourself from the disease. One nutrient in particular has been discussed quite a bit when it comes to COVID-19: vitamin C. Yet for every article outlining … Continue reading Medical journal recommends vitamin C for COVID-19 and related acute respiratory distress syndrome

Consider vitamin C for acute respiratory distress syndrome from COVID-19, Medical Journal says

With weeks of “social distancing” now behind us, many of us are finding it hard not to feel overwhelmed by daily COVID-19 updates. As we enter April, the total number of worldwide cases is over one million, with nearly 60,000 confirmed deaths.  With so much at risk, doctors are increasingly looking to high dose vitamin C as … Continue reading Consider vitamin C for acute respiratory distress syndrome from COVID-19, Medical Journal says

Epigenetics of Breastfeeding: 4 Diseases and Disorders That Breast Milk Could Protect Against

Many people believe that breastfeeding is the best gift a mother can offer to her child. It has lots of benefits, not only because breast milk contains the right amount of nutrients, but also because it’s packed with lots of antibodies and biologically active compounds that play a key role in boosting a baby’s immune … Continue reading Epigenetics of Breastfeeding: 4 Diseases and Disorders That Breast Milk Could Protect Against

Research: Children Born with Low Vitamin D Levels May Develop More Respiratory Infections

Source: Research: Children Born with Low Vitamin D Levels May Develop More Respiratory Infections by Dr. Edward Group Any parent can tell you that respiratory infections are all too common in caring for a very small child. Bronchial infections are, in fact, one of the leading cause of hospitalization in American newborns. Can Vitamin D Prevent Respiratory … Continue reading Research: Children Born with Low Vitamin D Levels May Develop More Respiratory Infections

Indoor pollution in classrooms threatens the health of schoolchildren, scientists warn

When you think of indoor air pollution, you might imagine a home with a wood-burning stove or a smoky bar. One environment that may not come immediately to mind is a school, but the unfortunate truth is that indoor air pollution in classrooms around the world is putting children’s health in jeopardy. A study published … Continue reading Indoor pollution in classrooms threatens the health of schoolchildren, scientists warn