Ginseng is a popular herb used to improve immune function and address sexual dysfunction. It refers to the root of any species belonging to the genus Panax that is used in traditional medicine. P. ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng or Korean ginseng, is one of the most commonly used ginseng varieties. Depending on how they are processed, the roots … Continue reading Black ginseng found to protect against lung injury caused by particulate matter
Beneficial effects of black ginseng against particulate matter-induced lung damage
In this study, South Korean researchers investigated the effects of black ginseng extract (BGE) against particulate matter (PM)-induced lung endothelial cell barrier disruption and pulmonary inflammation. Their findings were published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. Inhalation of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is linked to pulmonary injury caused by the loss of vascular barrier integrity.According to … Continue reading Beneficial effects of black ginseng against particulate matter-induced lung damage
Brains of young people exposed to dirty air show signs consistent with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
It’s no secret that air pollution can damage the lungs and the heart. But new research suggests that exposure to polluted air can trigger neurodegeneration as well. In a study published in the journal Environmental Research, an international team of researchers described how they found tiny air pollution particles lodged in the brain stems of young people. Alongside … Continue reading Brains of young people exposed to dirty air show signs consistent with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
California wildfires are causing unprecedented levels of air pollution
With historic wildfires still blazing through the West Coast, smoke continues to clog the air and tinge the skies with eerie reds and oranges. In some regions of California, air pollution levels are now more than twice what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers “hazardous,” according to The Daily Mail. In particular, certain regions near Sacramento and Fresno are showing up … Continue reading California wildfires are causing unprecedented levels of air pollution
Bees live shorter, become sicker because of air pollution, scientists find
Breathing in toxic fumes from polluted air is one of the major contributors to premature death around the globe as it can exacerbate lung and heart conditions. But despite the emerging threat of air pollution to humans, little research has been done on its impact on the health of animals. In one of the first … Continue reading Bees live shorter, become sicker because of air pollution, scientists find
Medical Coup D’état – The Culling of Humanity
In four US state prisons, some 3,300 inmates test positive for coronavirus — 96% without symptoms. Health official policy makers were cheered for their swift, decisive action during the beginning of the Corona pandemic. However, the price that will be paid, by humanity, for their actions, will be so high that they will find themselves having … Continue reading Medical Coup D’état – The Culling of Humanity
Air quality in India is IMPROVING after nationwide lockdown
The coronavirus pandemic has have one unexpected effect in the Indian subcontinent — clean air. This development came as a result of the recently-enacted 21-day lockdown enforced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a way to curb the steadily-rising number of coronavirus infections in the South Asian nation. “It is true that pollution levels are going down … Continue reading Air quality in India is IMPROVING after nationwide lockdown
Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders
The term “air pollution” is typically associated with factory fumes, smoke-belching vehicles and roaring bush fires. But the air inside your home is also at risk of pollution in the hands of certain household items that may seem harmless at first glance. If left undetected, these products can produce pollutants that cause health complications like respiratory infections, memory … Continue reading Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders
Could air pollution be causing the coronavirus to spread more rapidly?
Scientists have detected coronavirus on particles of air pollution, raising questions about whether this could be a potential mode of transmission that could put vast numbers of people at risk. It’s important to note, however, that researchers aren’t yet certain whether the virus can remain viable on these particles or if it appears in amounts … Continue reading Could air pollution be causing the coronavirus to spread more rapidly?
Quarantine – Is It Worth It?
“In Santa Clara County the true infection fatality rate is somewhere in the range of 0.12% to 0.2%—far closer to seasonal influenza than to the original, case-based estimates.” Wall Street Journal In the beginning was the Word; the word of the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) who put tremendous pressure on doctors, … Continue reading Quarantine – Is It Worth It?