Coronavirus Urgent Precautions

By Oladapo Ashiru On 29 January 2020.  A woman wearing a face mask passes a Public Health England sign, warning passengers arriving on flights into the UK, that a virus, Coronavirus, has been detected in Wuhan in China, at Terminal 4 of London Heathrow Airport in west London on January 28, 2020. Chinese President Xi…

Healthy snacks to pack your kids in the new year

If your child is the one who brings her untouched lunch home every day, surprise her with these healthy snacks for kids at school. Nothing makes me feel more like I have my life together than those weeks when our fridge is stocked with our favorite healthy snacks for kids to bring to school. A…

Australia: Toxic air from bushfires rated a “public health emergency”

A statement authored by 22 health and medical organisations has labelled the levels of air pollution caused by bushfires in the states of New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland in recent weeks, a “public health emergency.” The bushfire smoke in Australia in the eastern region has reached record levels of polluted air in bushfire affected…

Finding life’s meaning can keep us healthy as we age

A new study finds a correlation between a sense of meaning and physical and mental well-being as we grow older. The older people get, the more their lives might change. For example, their friends and relatives may reach the ends of their lives, and people’s careers may begin to wind down. According to a new…

Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide and in the United States, specifically. New research finds that excessive sleep considerably raises the risk of this cardiovascular problem. Globally, 15 million people experience a stroke each year. Almost 6 million of these people die as a result, and 5 million go…

How diet may lead to insomnia

Insomnia can have a serious impact on a person’s health and well-being. Now, a study of females aged 50 and over has found that some parts of the diet most likely contribute to this sleep disorder. Insomnia affects many people all over the world. According to the National Sleep Foundation, up to 40% of people…

A Child’s Forehead Partially Removed, Four Deaths, The Wrong Medicine: A Secret Report Exposes Health Care For Jailed Immigrants

BuzzFeed receives a memo in which an ICE whistleblower says two immigrants got preventable surgeries and two were given the wrong drugs. Four died — one after getting “grossly negligent” care. Immigrants held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement jails around the US received medical care so bad it resulted in two preventable surgeries, including an…

Spike in Ebola cases alarms health officials in DRC

Many cases blamed on a single individual who appears to have caught virus for second time Health officials are investigating an alarming spike in Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with many blamed on a single individual who appears to have contracted the disease for a second time this year. Amid the…

10 Foods and Drinks for when Stomach Flu Strikes

Gradually begin to eat bland, easy-to-digest foods, such as soda crackers, toast, gelatin, bananas, rice and chicken. Stop eating if your nausea returns. The stomach flu (gastroenteritis) is an infection of the stomach and intestines. Though it is referred to as the “flu” it is not the same as influenza. Influenza does not always affect…

To Boost Mental Health, Spend Time in ‘Blue’ Spaces

Researchers know that spending time in green spaces like parks improves mental health. What about “blue” spaces? Recognizing that integrating nature into cities is an effective public health strategy to improve mental health. Doctors around the world now administer “green prescriptions” — where patients are encouraged to spend time in local nature spaces — based…