Category: Health News

Scientists are already working on a coronavirus vaccine

Scientists are already working on a coronavirus vaccine – but warn it will likely be years before there is a shot to prevent the contagious illness which has so far killed 17 people A new coronavirus has sickened more than 500 people worldwide and killed 17 in China, where it originated  The first US case

Humans likely got the deadly Chinese coronavirus from SNAKES

Humans likely got the deadly Chinese coronavirus from SNAKES sold at the Wuhan market, study suggests Huanan Seafood Market in China is in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak Chinese officials said the virus may have originated in an animal at the market Different strains of viruses carry proteins that let them effect certain species  When

China's virus may have been lurking in animals for DECADES

Chinese coronavirus may have been lurking in animals for DECADES before adapting to infect humans, leading expert says amid killer outbreak Sir Jeremy Farrar said the virus isn’t new but has likely adapted to infect humans  Deadly SARS, HIV and Ebola viruses also emerged from an animal source  A total of 325 people have caught

How to live longer: Doing this exercise just once a week can increase your life expectancy

Exercise provides innumerable health benefits, all of which coalesce to increase your life expectancy by protecting against chronic health complications. According to Mayo Clinic, regular exercise can offer defence against a number of potentially life-threatening mechanisms, such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Emerging evidence also suggests it may be a potent weapon

Coronavirus outbreak: How to prevent coronavirus

The Coronavirus causes a type of pneumonia and its symptoms include fever and difficulty in breathing, which are similar to many other respiratory diseases. The official infection total, as of January 20, is 291. How to prevent coronavirus The virus is in the same viral family as SARS and MERS, which killed a combined total

What happens to your body if you eat too many chia seeds

In recent years, chia seeds have entered the mainstream. Once a niche superfood, they are now a regular on the menu of many trendy brunch spots and have even infiltrated the home kitchen. The best part? They boast many nutritional benefits, such as promoting weight loss, lowering cholesterol and fighting inflammation (via BBC GoodFood). But

Mysterious new Virus in China: WHO convenes emergency Committee

The world health organization (WHO) has convened because of the new type of lung disease in China, its emergency Committee. The experts will advise on Wednesday about whether a health emergency, to call, such as the WHO reported on Monday. These independent experts will also recommend measures, if any, should be taken. The Chinese authorities

This is what happens when you stop intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is one of the hottest diets around right now. What happens to your body when fast on an intermittent basis is a science unto itself, and the question of whether intermittent fasting is actually good for you is a difficult one to answer definitively, particularly for those who struggle to stick to other,

7 Signs Your New Tattoo Is Infected

New tattoos always carry the risk of infection. Of course, doing your homework and getting inked at a reputable tattoo shop can help mitigate the chances of your tattoo becoming infected. Below, dermatologists share how to care for your skin after you get a tattoo, how to tell if your tattoo is infected, and what

Schoolgirl beat bone cancer after doctors reattached leg BACKWARDS

Girl, nine, who beat bone cancer after doctors amputated and reattached her leg BACKWARDS now enjoys cycling, dancing and roller-skating Amelia Eldred, from Staffordshire, diagnosed with osteosarcoma in August 2017  Had a rotationplasty, in which doctors amputated her knee and part of her leg They then re-attached foot and heel joints back to front, to

Plant pigment can significantly reduce blood pressure

A new paper in Nutrition Reviews finds that intake of the flavonoid quercetin can greatly reduce high blood pressure in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. Researchers here consulted multiple studies that assessed the impact of quercetin on blood pressure and glucose levels. Quercetin is a plant pigment commonly found in many plants and foods, such