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.
Covid-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. It can trigger the inflammation of the tiny sacs at the end of the breathing tubes in the lungs. Covid-19 may cause breathing difficulties that starve the body of oxygen. It has caused over 1.1 million deaths.
Garlic has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol levels and prevent the hardening of the arteries. Studies suggest that eating garlic helps decrease the risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and many other diseases. Garlic protects the liver from toxic chemicals and boost the body's immune system.
The ability of the body to trigger inflammation is very crucial for your life. Without it, you will not be able to live long enough to survive any injury or infection. Inflammation is a crucial pre-healing process in the body. It is part of the body's immune mechanism to limit damages and repair any defect.
There are some visible changes to the skin and hair during menopause. Usually one year after the last period, women find that their skin becomes drier and the signs of ageing look more prominent. With declining estrogen levels, many women experience thinning hair and notice more hair growing on their face.
A study by the Institute of Aging and Chronic Disease at University of Liverpool, UK showed that doing 10,000 steps a day reduces the body fat and increases the muscle mass and the ability of our body to generate energy. While researchers at Harvard Medical School suggest that it helps us to reach our optimum lifespan.