Coronavirus: So Many Variants, But Vaccines Are Still Effective

31 May 2021

Viruses are constantly changing. This is because errors sometimes occur when they copy their genetic material. Some errors have no effect at all. Some might make the virus less viable. Some make it more benign, which means it can survive but doesn’t cause disease. The errors to watch for are those that might make the […]

Immune System May Never Forget Mild COVID-19

31 May 2021

Months after recovery from mild COVID-19, when antibody levels in the blood have declined, immune cells in bone marrow remain ready to pump out new antibodies against the coronavirus, researchers reported in Nature. Upon infection, short-lived immune cells are generated quickly to secrete an early wave of protective antibodies. As the immune cells die out, […]

Covid Vaccine Weekly: Both Vaccine Doses Needed For Good Protection Against B16172 Variant

31 May 2021

It’s been a concerning few weeks in the UK, with the B16172 variant first taking hold and then spreading to become dominant. This more infectious form of the virus, initially identified in India, is what we’re now going to have to live with – unless it is out-competed by another variant in the future. Worryingly, […]

Male fertility: How Everyday Chemicals Are Destroying Sperm Counts In Humans

31 May 2021

Within just a few generations, human sperm counts may decline to levels below those considered adequate for fertility. That’s the alarming claim made in epidemiologist Shanna Swan’s new book, “Countdown”, which assembles a raft of evidence to show that the sperm count of western men has plunged by over 50% in less than 40 years. […]

Swollen Lymph Nodes After COVID Vaccine May Mean Previous Infection

17 May 2021

People who experience particular side effects after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, such as swollen lymph nodes, may have previously been infected with the coronavirus, according to a new study published on the medRxiv preprint server. The study hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed. Common side effects such as fever, fatigue, muscle pain and joint pain were also more common […]

Why Some People Don’t Experience Vaccine Side-Effects, and Why It’s Not A Problem

27 Apr 2021

Most vaccines have side-effects and COVID vaccines are no different. The public are being reassured that if they experience a sore arm where the needle went in, or tiredness, a headache, fever or nausea, these are merely signs that the immune system is working as it should. This has left some people wondering: if that’s […]

12 Ways Too Much Sugar Harms Your Body

20 Apr 2021

The Bitter Side of Sugar Sugar is sweet, but too much of it can sour your health. Whole foods like fruits, veggies, dairy, and grains have natural sugars. Your body digests those carbs slowly so your cells get a steady supply of energy. Added sugars, on the other hand, come in packaged foods and drinks. […]

How Your Blood Type Can Affect Your Health

20 Apr 2021

Heart Disease There’s good news for O blood types. Research shows your risk of coronary heart disease tends to be lower. Experts aren’t sure why. Some think it might be because other types are more likely to have higher cholesterol and higher amounts of a protein that’s linked to clotting. Stomach Cancer A, AB, and […]

How Grief Can Affect Your Health

20 Apr 2021

Sleep Problems Grief can keep you from getting the regular sleep your mind and body need. You might have trouble going to sleep, or you might wake up often in the night or even sleep too much. Good sleep habits can help. Wind down slowly before bed with something calm like a bath, a book, […]