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Takeout Food Is Safe…If You Do This

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

The coronavirus crisis has left us with two food options: We can cook at home or we can order prepared takeout/delivery food. 

But is the second option safe? What if the restaurant cook has the virus? Could it be passed on to us?

Professor Don Schaffner specializes in microbial risk assessment at Rutgers University. He ordered Thai takeout recently. And he intends to continue to do it throughout the pandemic. 

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The Antidote to Coronavirus Sadness

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s easy to be depressed about our coronavirus-infested world. 

Many of us have lost our jobs. We’ve seen our investments tank. We wake up each morning fearing that this will be the day that we or someone we care about will get sick. 

It’s natural to be sad. But new research shows there’s something you can do about it.

The study was published in the journal Health Psychology.

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Why an ED Drug Might Work as a Coronavirus Treatment

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Could an erectile dysfunction drug effectively treat coronavirus?

It may seem farfetched, but scientists in China have begun a clinical trial to see if sildenafil, a drug best known by the brand name Viagra, works against COVID-19. 

The “little blue pill” increases blood levels of nitric oxide. American researchers are testing the gas directly to determine if it can prevent or treat COVID-19. 

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The #1 Way to Rid Yourself of a Major Coronavirus Risk Factor

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

By now, most of us know that older people are at greater risk from coronavirus. And so are people who are obese, diabetic, or have lung or heart disease. 

But there’s another risk factor that may be more dangerous than any of these.

Smokers are 14 times more likely to develop pneumonia and get severely sick from COVID-19, according to a study from China[1]

This isn’t surprising when you consider that COVID-19 is primarily a disease of the lungs.

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3 Potential Coronavirus Research Breakthroughs That Could Help End the Pandemic

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

We sit at home and wait. We watch friends, family, and the famous fall ill.

And still we wait.

As coronavirus spreads, the world is impatiently anticipating a medical game changer…something that will reliably cure or prevent COVID-19. Something that will allow us to get back to normal.

Two drugs used to treat malaria and lupus, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, have gotten a lot of media attention as potential COVID-19 treatments.

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Coronavirus Hope: One Vitamin Helps Patients Recover Faster, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Coronavirus treatment is a race against time.

So many people have gotten sick so quickly that our healthcare system is stretched to the breaking point in many places.

We face a critical shortage of ventilators, hospital beds, and healthcare worker protective gear.

That’s why it is vitally important that doctors figure out a way to get patients to recover faster, so precious medical resources are available to all who need them. 

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