Locked down Australians now having their alcohol purchases monitored and limited due to “COVID”

The crazy authoritarianism in Australia is worsening as tyrannical leaders continue using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to crack down on a once-free society, even to the point of monitoring and limiting purchases of alcohol by residents of housing and apartment units controlled by the government. According to News.Com.Au, the country’s largest news agency, locked-down residents in housing … Continue reading Locked down Australians now having their alcohol purchases monitored and limited due to “COVID”

BEYOND STUPID: Australia orders citizens to keep masks on while drinking alcohol outdoors

The far-left Australian capital of Melbourne has decided that in order to keep its residents “safe” against the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), everyone will now be required to wear a mask while drinking alcohol outside. In a press announcement, Premier Daniel Andrews explained that residents of Melbourne will need to figure out a way to pour alcohol through … Continue reading BEYOND STUPID: Australia orders citizens to keep masks on while drinking alcohol outdoors

Auto-brewery syndrome – when gut bacteria produce too much alcohol – may cause fatty liver disease

Some microorganisms can raise a person’s blood alcohol to dangerously high levels, even if he hasn’t touched a drop of alcohol his whole life. In a study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, certain types of gut bacteria can ferment carbohydrates into alcohol within the body — a condition known as auto-brewery syndrome (ABS). A team of researchers from the Capital Institute of Pediatrics in … Continue reading Auto-brewery syndrome – when gut bacteria produce too much alcohol – may cause fatty liver disease

Hygiene 101: Hand sanitizers work, but handwashing gets rid of more germs, explain scientists

While hand sanitizers work, handwashing is still the gold standard for hygiene as it kills more germs. According to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center physician Dr. Roland Newman II, while there’s truth in the claims saying that hand sanitizers can kill 99 percent of germs, some pathogens can still sneak through. Handwashing is still the best According … Continue reading Hygiene 101: Hand sanitizers work, but handwashing gets rid of more germs, explain scientists

Got the sniffles? Avoid these 4 foods if you want to recover from a cold or flu faster

Having the flu or the common cold can be very distressing. It makes you nauseous and feel tired all the time. Your throat is often itchy and you keep on coughing. The flu and the common cold typically go away on their own. But due to how burdensome they can be, you want to speed up … Continue reading Got the sniffles? Avoid these 4 foods if you want to recover from a cold or flu faster

The stigma around mental health is KILLING men: How to care for someone who is struggling with mental illness and addiction

According to Mental Health America, at least six million men in the U.S. are affected by depression annually. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that compared to women, men died by suicide at a rate of 3.54 percent higher in 2017. In the same vein, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism notes that 62,000 men die due to alcohol-related … Continue reading The stigma around mental health is KILLING men: How to care for someone who is struggling with mental illness and addiction

Patients of weight-loss surgery are at triple the death risk from substance use, study says

Some people who struggle to lose weight turn to gastric bypass surgery in hopes of quick and lasting results. While this operation can make a difference for some patients initially, it could lead to a host of problems in the long term – and one surprising one is a higher risk of death due to substance … Continue reading Patients of weight-loss surgery are at triple the death risk from substance use, study says

Treating wounds: How to recognize and prevent wound infection

Can you recognize a wound infection — and do you know how to prevent it? These tips can help you keep a wound from getting infected. When a disease-causing microbe grows within the injured skin, it may lead to an infection. The person may notice red streaks and increased heat on the skin around the wound. The … Continue reading Treating wounds: How to recognize and prevent wound infection

DIY medical tips: What are antiseptics and why do you need them?

Basic hygiene practices such as washing hands with soap and water are taught from childhood. On top of washing, many people also use antiseptics to better get rid of germs. Rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and iodine are some common antiseptics found in most homes. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Which is which: antiseptics, disinfectants, and antibiotics Preventing infection … Continue reading DIY medical tips: What are antiseptics and why do you need them?

Mental health issues linked to higher mortality rates in men than in women

Mental health issues affect tens of millions of Americans, and only half of those affected reach out for help. Mental illnesses, which include depression and anxiety disorders, and which can range from mild to severe, affect more women than men, with around 22.3 percent of women affected compared to only 15.1 percent of men. Young … Continue reading Mental health issues linked to higher mortality rates in men than in women