Long before covid, music therapists used singing and wind instruments to help patients with respiratory issues like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
More than four dozen Jamaican fruit bats destined for a lab in Bozeman, Montana, are set to become part of an experiment with an ambitious goal: predicting the next global pandemic.
There is emerging evidence that vitamin D3 might have two effects preventing the COVID-19 infection itself. Vitamin D3 reduces the number of ACE2 receptor proteins on the cells of the lining of your respiratory tract, and this may protect against the initial infection.
Restrictions during the start of the pandemic were helpful at curbing transmission. At this point, a growing number of healthcare professionals believe restrictions and mandates are outdated.
If you have found yourself in the position of being close to someone experiencing grief, and feel at a loss as to how to behave, here are some helpful steps that you can take to help them on their journey.
Dogs hold great promise as a rapid screening method that, used with other measures such as rapid tests, can help stop COVID-19 spread and end the pandemic. Some of the dogs trained have already proved their abilities.
The mRNA vaccines have prevented over 2 million people from dying and over 17 million from hospitalization. However, the vaccines have failed to provide long-term protective immunity to prevent breakthrough infections.
How A Nondescript Box Has Been Saving Lives During The Pandemic – And Revealing The Power Of Grassroots Innovation
An unassuming duct tape-and-cardboard construction known as a Corsi-Rosenthal box – is playing an important part in the fight against COVID-19.
If we can work to focus our minds and hearts on what is needed and how to make things better at any point in time, we have the power, individually and collectively, to tap into the alchemy of hope.
Despite Its Disastrous Effects, COVID-19 Offers Some Gifts To Medicine – An Immunology Expert Explains What It Can Teach Us About Autoimmune Disease
While it’s still too early to draw conclusions, evidence is emerging of links between autoimmune disorders and the virus that causes COVID-19.
The Omicron variant may confer strong protection against other variants. This has many people wondering whether omicron could act as a vaccine of sorts, inoculating enough people to effectively bring about herd immunity.
Despite the stress of the pandemic, my mother’s satisfaction in her work remains, as it does with other custodians. The time is now for us to nurture a culture of care for those who care for our spaces, and to pay and protect them.
Breathing exercises can help make your lungs more efficient and may be beneficial for reducing the impact of COVID-19. The breathing exercises we outline in this article will not prevent COVID-19, but they may help lessen the severity of symptoms.
Epidemiologist and public health researcher Melissa Hawkins explains the way researchers calculate how well a vaccine prevents disease, what influences these numbers and how Omicron is changing things.
Anosmia, The Loss Of Smell Caused By COVID-19, Doesn’t Always Go Away Quickly – But Smell Training May Help
Smell training is essentially smelling the same odors over and over so that you can retrain your body’s ability to detect and identify that odor.
As Lyme disease season makes its annual return, a biologist from the University of Richmond is warning that some symptoms of the disease overlap with those of COVID-19. “Lyme is associated with general flu-like symptoms and fatigue. These are also symptoms of COVID-19.
Type Of Ultraviolet Light Most Effective At Killing Coronavirus Is Also The Safest To Use Around People
Imagine coffee shops, grocery stores, school classrooms, restaurants and concert venues now made safe by this technology. These technologies could help protect human health in public spaces in future times of crisis, but also during times of relative normalcy.
In short, it is the pervasive, constant exposure to toxic stressors in our environment, in combination with genetic factors, that cause us to develop diseases that impair our immune systems and make us susceptible to serious COVID-19 infection.
As more and more people around the world are getting vaccinated, one can almost hear the collective sigh of relief. But the next pandemic threat is likely already making its way through the population right now.
After a year of toxic stress ignited by so much fear and uncertainty, now is a good time to reset, pay attention to your mental health and develop some healthy ways to manage the pressures going forward.
These At-Home Exercises Can Help Older People Boost Their Immune System And Overall Health In The Age Of COVID-19
Regular exercise and cardiorespiratory fitness can significantly reduce the risk COVID-19 poses to older adults by improving overall health and boosting the immune system.