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Glycemic index for 60+ foods

By |2021-03-24T13:58:47+00:00March 24th, 2021|

The glycemic index is a value assigned to foods based on how slowly or how quickly those foods cause increases in blood glucose levels. Foods low on the glycemic index (GI) scale tend to release glucose slowly and steadily. Foods high on the glycemic index release glucose rapidly. Low GI foods tend to foster weight [...]

ACAAI updates guidance for allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

By |2021-03-24T13:58:43+00:00March 24th, 2021|

(HealthDay)—The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has updated its guidelines regarding the risk for allergic reactions with COVID-19 vaccines. According to the recommendations, anyone receiving the vaccine should be screened to determine the possible risk for allergic reaction to mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) and adenovirus vector vaccines (Johnson & Johnson); those with a history [...]

Adult Asthma and Heart Disease–What You Need to Know

By |2021-03-24T13:58:39+00:00March 24th, 2021|

Asthma is, as you probably know, a chronic condition that affects breathing and the respiratory system. On the other hand, heart disease affects a different system–the cardiovascular one. This body system includes the heart and your larger circulatory system that carries blood between the heart, lungs, and all of the other organs of the body. So, [...]

Coronavirus Outbreak: Latest Updates

By |2021-03-24T13:58:36+00:00March 24th, 2021|

Krispy Kreme has found a sweet way to encourage people to get the COVID vaccine. “To show our support for those who choose to get vaccinated, starting Monday, 3/22, anyone who shows their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will receive a free Original Glazed® doughnut,” Krispy Kreme said on its web page. The offer is good every day through [...]

Are Vitamins Good for the Heart? Updates in the Year 2021

By |2021-03-24T13:58:33+00:00March 24th, 2021|

Are vitamins and supplements good for the heart?  While debate still remains for some types of supplements, this post will describe vitamins and supplements that have a lot of research to back them up. The research described here is supportive of overall cardiovascular health.  Here are the best to look for in the year 2020. [...]

Coriander suspected as source of 2018 Shigella outbreak

By |2021-03-24T13:58:30+00:00March 24th, 2021|

An outbreak of Shigella in England in 2018 was likely caused by contaminated coriander, according to researchers. The national food poisoning outbreak highlights the potential for a multi-drug resistant strain of Shigella sonnei to be transmitted via a food vehicle that is distributed across a wide geographic area, according to the accepted manuscript in the journal Epidemiology [...]

More “Covid Suicides” than Covid Deaths in Kids

By |2021-03-24T13:58:27+00:00March 24th, 2021|

Before Covid, an American youth died by suicide every six hours. Suicide is a major public health threat and a leading cause of death for those aged under 25 — one far bigger than Covid. And it is something that we have only made worse as we, led by politicians and ‘the science,’ deprived our youngest members [...]

Natural disasters occurring three times more often than 50 years ago: new FAO report

By |2021-03-24T13:58:24+00:00March 24th, 2021|

New York: New and unprecedented forms of natural disasters are most heavily felt in the agricultural industry, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday. At no other point in history have agri-food systems faced more hazards such as megafires, extreme weather, unusually large desert locust swarms, and emerging biological threats, as during [...]

Use of disinfectants has soared, sparking new examination of ingredients

By |2021-03-24T13:58:20+00:00March 24th, 2021|

Disinfectant use has exploded during the coronavirus pandemic as people try to keep their hands and surfaces clean. But one family of cleaning chemicals is receiving scrutiny for potential health concerns. Quats, or quaternary ammonium compounds, are charged molecules that can kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Quats are effective disinfectants, but some researchers are raising alarm [...]

What Is a Vaccine Passport?

By |2021-03-24T13:58:16+00:00March 24th, 2021|

A vaccine passport is proof that you’ve tested negative for or been protected against certain infections. It can be digital, like a phone app, or physical, such as a small paper card. You can carry it with you and show it if required, like before you go into the office, board an airplane, or visit a [...]