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Photo credit   In previous blog we highlight on the increase of snacking among Americans for the past years and we highly encourage everyone to watch what they eat. To follow up on the topic, we read that ultra-processed foods, which probably what the most people are snacking, are linked to serious health related risks. According to Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard professor emerita of nutrition, food studies and public health...
Photo credit   The pandemic just thought us to be more vigilant about our health and have forced us to impose a lot of protocols such as constant disinfection, wearing masks and face shields, as well as, being very cautious when we are around senior or people with comorbidities. However, in one aspect study shown that during pandemic people have been less conscious on eating healthy. According to Euromonitor International, it...
Photo credit   Two years of pandemic means two years of isolation or less exposure to the community. During the pandemic, we went out and observe all the recommended health guidelines to keep ourselves from getting the Covid-19 virus. Now, the school is opening up to face-to-face setup and work is gaining momentum of having workers onsite - it is time to prepare on how are immunity will be challenged as we start socializing more...
Photo credit   One of the biggest concern study have found is that there is a decline in the health screenings that past two years. People were afraid to go out and therefore missed their regular ER visits to prevent getting sick from Coronavirus. According to an emergency doctor, Dr. Michael Daignault, At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a drastic decline in the number of patients with non-COVID medical...
Photo credit   The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lately released new guidance in the COVID-19 Quarantine and isolation protocols. This guidance is meant to supplement – not replace- any federal, state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations as per advice by the CDC. When we are infected with COVID-19, it is very likely that we will be carriers of the virus and...
On Monday, the  U.K. became the first country to approve  a bivalent vaccine booster shot for adults, which would target both the original COVID virus and the Omicron variant. This vaccine, which is likely  going to be available in the U.S. starting in the fall, is expected to provide increased and longer-lasting protection against COVID and the new variants. Sony Salzman, coordinating producer for ABC News’...
Relaxing outside on a summer evening — what could be nicer? Then, someone gets a mosquito bite, and the onslaught begins. As the mosquitoes feast on their chosen targets, others escape unscathed — but why? Medical News Today looks at what attracts mosquitoes, why they target certain people, and how to try and stop them from biting if you are one of the unlucky ones. There are more than  3,500 typesTrusted Source...
Photo credit Low to moderate levels of stress may help build resilience while reducing risk of mental illness It may feel like an anvil hanging over your head, but that looming deadline stressing you out at work may actually be beneficial for your brain, according to new research from the Youth Development Institute at the University of Georgia. Published in  Psychiatry Research , the study found that low to moderate levels...
Following a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee (EC), the World Health Organization announced on June 25 that the multi-country monkeypox outbreak is not a public health emergency of international concern. The WHO’s decision to weigh the severity of the outbreak drew criticism from African scientists who’ve said the virus had been a threat for years. Monkeypox, which is...
Researchers have investigated the effects of coffee intake on acute kidney injury risk. They found that drinking any amount of coffee reduces the risk of acute kidney injury but that 2-3 cups per day is most beneficial. They say that further research is needed to understand why this link may exist. Coffee contains many beneficial compounds for health, including caffeine, diterpenes, and chlorogenic acid. Studies...
The LGBTQ+ community is rising these days. Many individuals have come up and declared their support or have gotten out of the closet as they say. But even though they are already accepted in most of our communities, many people still can't accept them. Like in most national or State surveys, sexual orientation and gender identity questions are not asked making it difficult to estimate the number of LGBTQ+ individuals in our area and their...
A U.S. News Healthiest Communities analysis shows how racial and ethnic minority groups are at highest risk from various natural hazards. In many ways, experts say, there's nothing natural about why that's the case. For Dr. Vian Nguyen, one of the more harrowing moments of Hurricane Harvey in 2017 came when she fielded an emergency call about a woman in labor who was stuck in her home, trapped by flooding that made it impossible for an...