You wouldn’t think it, but your thyroid plays a large role in many functions of your body. Most people know that this butterfly-shaped organ releases hormones to control your metabolism, but they also regulate other vital functions like breathing and overall voice quality. Whether you’re a singer, work in a call center, or just love to talk on the phone, your thyroid is needed to help you do your job. Yet for many, taking care of it can be difficult when the job you love could also be putting your thyroid in danger.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system condition that’s caused by a loss in neurons in a location of the brain called the substantia nigra. It’s located about mid-brain, right above where the spinal cord connects. The substantia nigra has two halves, and sometimes, one side is more affected than another.
Everyone has been on high alert since the coronavirus quarantine went into effect last month. Many have been wondering when the next shoe will drop. Over the past couple of weeks, new evidence has been presented that suggest animals could be more susceptible to the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 in humans. In turn, this has many pet owners wondering if they can catch the coronavirus from animals.
At the beginning of March, it would have been hard to believe most parents around the world would be taking a crash course on home schooling our kids. Yet, here we are, looking for ways to keep our kids busy, educated, and entertained thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us aren’t prepared for such a task, so we’re actively on the hunt of parenting tips that will help us with lessons to teach kids during this time of self-isolation.
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to talk about some of the inspiring women who have battled this whispering disease. Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and it’s also the most deadly.
The world community is actively quarantining COVID-19 in an attempt to stop the spread of this infectious disease. Not everyone will get sick and not everyone who does get this newest coronavirus will be facing mortality. However, there are certainly some segments of the population who are more at risk than others. Namely, those who are over 70 years old, and/or those who have underlying health conditions that could compromise their immune system or pulmonary function.
March is National Kidney Month. While technically every month is a good one in terms of doing what we can to eat right and move more, this is a great one to focus on our overall kidney health. Most of the time, assuming our kidneys are functioning properly, they take a backseat to larger organs like the heart and lungs.
Peanut allergies are on the rise—increasing 21% since 2010. In fact, children with a peanut allergy account for roughly 10,000 children being admitted to hospitals around the world. Granted, this isn’t the same everywhere, for instance, India and China are not seeing this same rise.
Despite the low fatality rate, the Novel (Wuhan) Coronavirus has sparked people’s imagination and stoked fears, regardless of where they live. Right now, the mortality rate is only 2%. The virus was first reported on December 31, 2019, so it’s still early days and it’s always possible for things to change, but until that happens, it does no one any good to get overly stressed out about it.
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