Essential oils have long been used to improve health and wellbeing including preventing and reducing cellulite, the dimpled, orange-peel skin commonly seen on the thighs, buttocks and hips of women. With the current knowledge in herbal medicine, aromatherapy has gained a tremendous respect from medical practitioners.
Dealing with an eczema flare-up can be very frustrating, especially when it is on the face. About 6 million people in the UK and 18 million people in the US suffer from eczema. People who suffer from eczema have an over-reactive immune system that responds to the external or internal triggers by producing inflammation.
A healthy immune system is extremely important during the current coronavirus pandemic. Ginger is known to strengthen immune system. A study showed that it has antiviral properties against human respiratory syncytial virus. As Covid-19 is a respiratory disease, ginger may help people recover from coronavirus infection.
Located further than 7,000 miles away from Wuhan of China where the first case was reported, New York has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. More than 360,000 cases and 28,000 deaths have been recorded there. Like with most other countries, the United States is not fully prepared for the outbreak.
Clinical trials in 10 hospitals in China showed that Chloroquine reduces the severity of Covid-19 pneumonia and shortens the infection period. However, Chloroquine may cause various side effects such as skin rash, diarrhea, liver damage, muscle damage, vision loss, low blood cell levels, seizures and premature deaths.
Avoiding unnecessary travel and big crowds help reduce the spread of the outbreak. However, for many people, social distancing can be a hard thing to do. It can affect their mental health and wellbeing. Can you self-isolate without feeling lonely, anxious or depressed? Find out how you can make self-isolation less boring.
The Coronavirus outbreak is a threat to the global public health. Started in Wuhan, China, toward the end of 2019, the Covid-19 pandemic has quickly spread to more than 200 countries and territories. There have been more than 9 million confirmed cases and over 470,000 reported deaths worldwide.
Covid-19 symptoms may include runny nose and phlegm coughed up from the lungs. According to data from the Covid-19 cases in Europe, the coronavirus may still be present in the faeces, blood, urine, serum and saliva of the infected people for up to 5 weeks after the initial symptoms.
The recovery rate from coronavirus infection in China rose to about 94%.
China has developed plasma therapy that improves the condition of critically ill Covid-19 patients within 12 to 24 hours. More than 78,000 Covid-19 patients in China have recovered from the disease.
1,276,106 men worldwide were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. While in the US, 31,620 out of 174,650 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019 died. The survival rate can be as low as 30%. There are around 3 million survivors of prostate cancer in the US.
1 in 8 men will suffer from prostate cancer. In 2018, prostate cancer was the most common cancer in the UK with 49,029 cases. 11,819 men died from prostate cancer, one man every 44 minutes. The data showed that within a period of 17 years from 2001, the annual number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer rose by 50%.
The blood or bodily fluids of the coronavirus infected people can contaminate the inanimate objects. Studies suggest that coronavirus can remain infectious for up to 9 days on plastic surfaces at room temperature (20°C-22°C), while up to 5 days on glass surfaces and up to 8 hours on latex gloves or aluminium surfaces.
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