For Hawaii, Controlling The COVID-19 Coronavirus Curve Is The Key

For most people, ending the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic right now would be a huge win. The physical, emotional and financial challenges of shutdowns and collapsing economies make “crushing the curve” hugely attractive. But one Hawaiian researcher says controlling the curve would be better, at least for Hawaii.

Social Connection Protects Against Depression

Doctors and researchers have studied depression for many years. Dozens of risk factors and behaviors that influence the condition have been discovered. Many of those factors and behaviors are modifiable. Now, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have narrowed that field down to a key few modifiable factors.

Can You Get COVID-19 Coronavirus From Surfaces?

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve been doing sanitation gymnastics for months in an effort to prevent infection from the COVID-19 virus. Studies said it could live on countertops, door knobs and other surfaces for weeks and only bleach and disinfectant could save us. But is that true?

Study Says Wearing Masks May Reduce COVID-19 Coronavirus Transmission

During the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there has been some controversy around the wearing of masks or face coverings. We were alternately told to wear them and not wear them. But does wearing a face covering reduce transmission of the virus? A new study seeks to answer that question.

Vitamin D And The Risk Of Infection And Severity Of Symptoms Of COVID-19 Coronavirus

Adequate levels of vitamin D have been linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections and conditions including influenza, tuberculosis and even childhood asthma. But can vitamin D help fight off COVID-19 coronavirus? And if you do get infected, can adequate vitamin D levels reduce the severity of symptoms?

What You Need To Know Right Now About Coronavirus COVID-19

The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has been declared a global pandemic. If you listen to the news, you’d believe that this virus is killing everyone and there’s no way to stop it. While there is cause for concern, the picture isn’t so bleak for most of us. Here’s some truth and sanity about COVID-19 coronavirus. It… Continue reading What You Need To Know Right Now About Coronavirus COVID-19

Is Maternal Obesity Linked to Childhood Cancer?

A new study analyzed 2 million birth records and 3,000 cancer registry records and found that children born to obese mothers were 57% more likely to develop cancer, independent of other factors. This finding offers a rare opportunity for childhood cancer prevention. Using Pennsylvania birth records, the researchers found a correlation between pre-pregnancy body-mass index… Continue reading Is Maternal Obesity Linked to Childhood Cancer?