Close-up - young man vaping e-cigarette. New popular vaping device. Vapour, Vaping Concept The human-to-human infection of COVID-19 is widespread across the world. Coughing, fever, and shortness of breath are primary symptoms found in most of the patients. COVID-19 also affects the lower respiratory tract, so those patients with chronic cardiovascular and lung disease are at high risk for complications of the disease. Many advisories have focused on the risk facing older people, those with … [Read more...] about Can Vaping Worsen the Risk of Contracting COVID-19?
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It’s been months since researchers in China sequenced the novel coronavirus now known as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19. With billions of lives and trillions of dollars at stake just depending on a vaccine for COVID-19, scientists around the world are working 24x7 to create an effective and safe vaccine as quickly as possible. However, by some optimistic estimates, the world could see a vaccine in the not too distant future. But with every vaccine, there are unpredictable unknowns. Or worst-case … [Read more...] about The Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine
Texans with a green thumb or those who venture into the wild in this state have a lot to be thankful for because Mother Nature didn't short-change us on natural beauty. Lovers of the great outdoors will occasionally run across certain hazards, whether they're out in the woods or in the backyard. Our high humidity can lead to a host of fungal problems in our gardens. No one should eat unfamiliar plants and people should research what's in their yards before a young child or a pet accidentally … [Read more...] about Seasonal Deadly Poisonous Texas Plants
The outbreak of COVID-19 has induced general fear among many people and is keeping patients with medical conditions like heart attacks, strokes, acute appendicitis or other medical emergencies away from hospital ERs. They fear getting infected with the coronavirus or that hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. This fear is real. Knowing about the hospital you choose for emergency treatment does matter. Know before you go. ER Rooms During COVID-19 Statistics confirm that the number … [Read more...] about Is Your Emergency Room Clean and Safe?
Vespa Mandarinia, a species of hornet dubbed as murder hornets, was first discovered in Washington by a beekeeper and has alarmed agricultural scientists. First, the coronavirus, now ‘murder hornets’? But, is it something that we really need to worry about? Let's first try and understand more about ants, hornets, and wasps. Every year, mosquitoes are responsible for millions of yearly deaths worldwide from malaria, dengue fever, and other diseases, according to the World Health Organization. … [Read more...] about Do we really need to worry about ‘Murder Hornets’?
An estimated 75 percent of Americans are now living under stay-at-home orders to flatten the coronavirus curve which is one of the biggest reasons people are opting to deliver meals and groceries. Thousands of restaurants across the country have shuttered for business. But, most of us like eating out occasionally, and having food delivered is the only available option in the current situation. Understandably, many of us have questions about the safety of our food due to the pandemic. COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Food Delivery Health Risks & Safety During Coronavirus
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is one of the most discussed products in states that have legalized medical marijuana. And people often use the words' cannabis' and 'marijuana' interchangeably, but they don't mean the same thing. The word 'cannabis' refers to all products derived from the plant Cannabis sativa.The cannabis plant contains about 540 chemical substances.The word 'marijuana' refers to parts of or products from the plant Cannabis sativa that contain substantial amounts of … [Read more...] about What is CBD Oil and Is It Safe to Give to Children & Pets?
It can be easy to blame your abdominal pain on indigestion or stress. But sometimes the pain is more serious, and you'll need to see a doctor to diagnose appendicitis or any other more serious abdominal conditions. Learn which symptoms to watch out for and when you should get medical help. Did you know that stomach pain is the most common reason for emergency room visits? When a person is unsure about what to do, it may be best to call a doctor to decide if an ER visit is necessary. What … [Read more...] about Appendicitis? Kidney Stones? Abdominal Health Emergencies: Warning Signs, Symptoms
A stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency. The sooner treatment begins, the higher the chances of controlling further damage. Every moment counts. A blood vessel carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain. A stroke occurs when a clot or any rupture blocks the blood vessel. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood the oxygen it needs; therefore, the blood vessel and brain cells die. Women have a higher lifetime risk of having a stroke than men. While some stroke signs … [Read more...] about First Aid For Stroke