Are you overusing hand sanitizer? Doctors say this could lead to blindness and even death

Medical experts are urging caution and telling Americans not to overuse hand sanitizer, especially if it was not manufactured in the United States. This is because the hand sanitizer might contain one toxic chemical: methanol. Hand sanitizers in the U.S. are banned from using methanol. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noted that it is not an “acceptable … Continue reading Are you overusing hand sanitizer? Doctors say this could lead to blindness and even death

Prepper must-haves: 14 Ways to use baking soda on your homestead

Baking soda is a must-have in any homesteader’s pantry because it’s used as an ingredient for cakes, cookies and other baked goods. In a pinch, baking soda can also be used to keep your teeth clean and to get rid of bad odors in your drains or trash cans. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Here are 15 incredible uses for baking … Continue reading Prepper must-haves: 14 Ways to use baking soda on your homestead

Prolonged lockdown can compromise a child’s immune system, warns immunologist

Children could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic with underdeveloped immune systems due to prolonged lockdowns that forbid them from going outside, according to Dr. Byram Bridle, a viral immunologist who teaches at the University of Guelph in Canada. In an article published on March 10 in the Conversation, Bridle explained that regular exposure to the environment is critical for children’s immune systems to learn … Continue reading Prolonged lockdown can compromise a child’s immune system, warns immunologist

Coronavirus masks are killing people, dentists warn

There is a new pandemic sweeping the country and its cause is persistent mask wearing. “Mask mouth,” a play on meth mouth, is spreading like wildfire and dentists are warning that it could have serious consequences, including death. “Gum disease, or periodontal disease, will eventually lead to strokes and an increased risk of heart attacks,” warns Marc Sclafani, … Continue reading Coronavirus masks are killing people, dentists warn

Scientists: Handwashing gets rid of more germs than using hand sanitizers

Sanitizers and disinfectants may be convenient and easy to bring around, but they are not as effective as scrubbing your hands with soap and water. This is according to Roland Newman II, a family medicine physician at Penn State Health, who, in a statement, noted that traditional hand washing trumps sanitizers when it comes to keeping your hands clean. … Continue reading Scientists: Handwashing gets rid of more germs than using hand sanitizers

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

Coronavirus can break your heart – literally – says new study

Getting COVID-19 is heartbreaking news for anyone. But a new study reveals that the disease is heartbreaking in more ways than one, especially since it’s been found to tear heart muscles to shreds – at least in vitro. The ability of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus behind the deadly pandemic – to invade the heart muscle and effectively “dice” … Continue reading Coronavirus can break your heart – literally – says new study

Coronavirus prevention: These 9 sanitizers from Mexican company contain TOXIC methanol, cautions FDA

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to infect people throughout the globe, health experts advise the public to practice social distancing and wash their hands thoroughly using soap and water to help prevent further infections. To maintain proper hygiene, people often use antibacterial hand sanitizers in the absence of soap and water. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading Coronavirus prevention: These 9 sanitizers from Mexican company contain TOXIC methanol, cautions FDA

Coronavirus prevention: How to make DIY disinfecting wipes with bleach and hydrogen peroxide

While many cities around the world are on lockdown to prevent the further spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s crucial to maintain proper hygiene and sanitize your home, especially after you’ve returned from buying supplies from the grocery store. If you’re out of cleaning supplies, follow the steps below to make DIY disinfecting wipes. You’ll … Continue reading Coronavirus prevention: How to make DIY disinfecting wipes with bleach and hydrogen peroxide

Coronavirus found in stool of former patients more than a month after they test negative

A new study has found traces of the coronavirus in the stool of recovered COVID-19 patients, more than a month after they had tested negative for the disease. Researchers from the University of Stirling in Scotland warn that their findings mean that the virus can spread through sewage. “We know that COVID-19 is spread through droplets from coughs and … Continue reading Coronavirus found in stool of former patients more than a month after they test negative