Health

How ‘Just Meeting a Few Friends’ Can Become a Superspreader Event

Sometimes, there’s the perception that it’s mainly large gatherings that put people at risk for getting COVID-19. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in August on a superspeader eventTrusted Source that occurred at an overnight camp in Georgia. Hundreds of participants tested positive...

Nutritionists Say You Should Eat These Winter Superfoods to Lose Weight

New year, new goals. And if you’re all aboard the Let’s Shed the Pounds This Year Train, then it’s hard to do better than the vegan diet for healthy, sustainable weight loss. But if you’re anything like us, sometimes you simply aren’t sure where to start. So...

What is the average daily number of steps, and how can I increase them?

Although there are no strict rules about how many steps per day a person needs, staying active and making efforts to increase their average step count per day may help people reach their health and fitness goals. Using step trackers, smartphone apps, and other fitness-friendly devices...

Oral sex with more than 10 partners raises throat cancer risk by over four times, study suggests

The link between the number of sexual partners a person has had and their risk of developing throat cancer has been reaffirmed by new research. Mouth and throat tumours are sometimes linked to “high-risk” variants of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can spread via oral sex. The...

The 13 Biggest Lessons We’ve Learned About The Coronavirus So Far

No one was prepared for the coronavirus pandemic. The public certainly wasn’t. The US government wasn’t. Even the public health experts who had spent their entire careers anxiously preparing for a pandemic weren’t, in part because the basic mechanics of the coronavirus now known as SARS-CoV-2 defied expectations. The...

6 Grocery Store Foods That Will Be Flying Off Shelves in 2021

No matter where you live, pandemic-related lockdowns have probably curtailed your activities in one way or another. For many, working in the office gave way to working from home. Going to the gym gave way to the "seven dog-walks a day" exercise plan, Zoom workouts, or, in many cases,...