Just this week, on Tuesday, May 7, a cruise ship carrying members of the Church of Scientology docked at the Caribbean island of Curaçao, and brought an outbreak of measles with them. Hundreds of passengers and crew members have been placed under quarantine on the ship while blood samples are currently being drawn to inspect the situation. It all started when on April 30, when a female crew member was formally diagnosed with the disease
Heart disease is the the number 1 killer in the United States, responsible for approximately 1 in 4 deaths. Because of this, there has been a plethora of recent research dedicated towards finding ways to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. A new study from BMC Medicine suggests that there may be a new way to reduce the risk of death from heart disease — sauna bathing. Sauna bathing is a form of passive heat therapy,
Marijuana is much safer to use than alcohol. It may seem hard to believe, but the statistics speak for themselves: According to the CDC, alcohol-related deaths account for roughly 88,000 deaths in the U.S. per year. Total, that’s around 2.5 billion years of potential life lost, and a total economic cost of 223.5 billion dollars per year. Excessive drinking accounts for 1 in 10 deaths of working-age adults, and it remains fourth on the list
With the new year here, you or someone you know may be thinking of making a change in hairstyle. If you’re looking to take off a decent amount, you may be able to donate it at your salon or barbershop. One of the biggest foundations that you can donate to is Locks Of Love. Locks of Love is a non-religious, non-political, public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially-disadvantaged children in the United States and
Yoga has somewhat of a bad reputation. Associated with tree hugging hippies, many people write off the idea of yoga as it seems difficult and, quite frankly, not worth the effort. I, however, take a different view. I think that yoga should be a part of the curriculum in PE or sports lessons. The physical benefits of yoga have been researched into for years and include increased flexibility, building muscle strength, increasing blood flow, dropping
It’s no surprise that America has been struggling with the rapid growth rate of drug abuse and fatal overdoses throughout the course of many years. The popularity of opioid abuse has made buying and selling drugs more accessible throughout the country. From 2015, the rise in opioid usage has caused a drastic incline to fatal overdoses. Drugs that fall under the category of opioids includes heroine, morphine, methadone, Buprenorphine, hydrocodone and oxycodone. Statistics has shown
While government officials point fingers and shift the blame for the dengue vaccine failure, tens of thousands of innocent children who were treated like lab rats are facing a lifetime risk of contracting severe dengue due to some authorities’ sheer recklessness and complete oversight. Over 860,000 Filipinos across the National Capital Region, Region IV – CALABARZON and Central Luzon have been administered the first-ever dengue vaccine called Dengvaxia since 2016, and according to the Department
Scientists have been granted to create life-threatening viruses, so they can be better prepared for future pandemics, but is that ethical and rewarding enough to take on the risk of what may happen after the alteration of diseases?