Why Is Ivermectin Used to Treat COVID-19? Fringe Doctors Leading the Charge

    17 Sep 2021

Ivermectin is a wondrous, Nobel Prize-winning drug that is cheap and available around the world.   The oral version — originally derived from a clump of Japanese dirt in the 1970s — has nearly eradicated infections that could otherwise have caused widespread blindness and disfigured people’s limbs and genitals. Formulated as a lotion, ivermectin is

More Than 79% of People Aren’t Washing Their Face Masks — Here’s How to Correct That

    16 Sep 2021

Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. While some face masks are best left for one-time-use only — think professional-grade N95 masks and those blue disposable masks you see everywhere

How a ‘tragically flawed’ paradigm has derailed the science of obesity

How a ‘tragically flawed’ paradigm has derailed the science of obesity

    13 Sep 2021

I’ve been a science reporter for 40 years. I’ve wanted to assume that the experts I interview can be trusted to understand their subjects. Put simply, to get it right. But watching researchers in the field of obesity almost blindly follow a failed paradigm has led me to cross a line that few journalists ever

What A ‘Mild’ Breakthrough COVID Case Feels Like : Shots

What A ‘Mild’ Breakthrough COVID Case Feels Like : Shots

    12 Sep 2021

A ‘mild’ breakthrough COVID-19 infection may not feel mild at all. Towfiqu Barbhuiya / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption toggle caption Towfiqu Barbhuiya / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm A ‘mild’ breakthrough COVID-19 infection may not feel mild at all. Towfiqu Barbhuiya / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm The test results that hot day in early August shouldn’t have surprised me —

If You Can Do This Simple Test In 60 Seconds, Your Heart Is in Good Shape

If You Can Do This Simple Test In 60 Seconds, Your Heart Is in Good Shape

    12 Sep 2021

Often times when measuring heart health, we are encouraged to seek a medical professional and perform expensive tests.  However, a new study highlighted by the European Society of Cardiology has found a simple and inexpensive way to assess heart health (1). Dr. Jesus Peteiro from the University Hospital A Coruna, Spain states that if it

Social Isolation Can Be Deadly for Older Adults

Social Isolation Can Be Deadly for Older Adults

    08 Sep 2021

Summary: Socially isolated older adults are more likely to die when admitted to ICU or face an increased risk of disability once discharged than those who have social support. Source: Yale Socially isolated older adults who enter intensive care units (ICUs) are more likely to die and are at increased risk of disability after discharge

US Coronavirus: Three doses of Covid-19 vaccine are likely needed for full protection, Fauci says

    03 Sep 2021

He cited two Israeli-based studies that showed a decrease in infections among people who got a third or booster shot. There was good reason to believe that a third dose “will actually be durable, and if it is durable, then you’re going to have very likely a three-dose regimen being the routine regimen,” Fauci, the

A New Study Says Vitamin K Might Lower Heart Disease Risk

    03 Sep 2021

When it comes to vitamins and their health benefits, vitamin K gets less attention. When it does get some airtime, it’s usually recognized for its blood clotting assistance. But it turns out that vitamin K has a host of benefits, and new research suggests it might help lower your risk for heart disease. Below, we talked to experts about what

HIV Diagnosis: Testing and Getting Results

HIV Diagnosis: Testing and Getting Results

    02 Sep 2021

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS. While effective treatment is available to help people with HIV live long, healthy lives, in order to receive HIV treatment people first need to know that they are infected. As early symptoms from HIV are often mild and go unnoticed, HIV testing is the only

Mu variant: What you need to know about the new UK COVID strain

Mu variant: What you need to know about the new UK COVID strain

    01 Sep 2021

A new coronavirus strain has been added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) watchlist. The Mu strain, also called B.1.621, has been listed as a ‘variant of interest’ as of 30 August 2021. There have been 48 cases of the Mu strain in the UK, with two cases occurring in the week leading up to