Category: Health

No evidence ‘Madagascar cure’ for covid-19 works, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that a herbal drink promoted by the president of Madagascar as a cure for covid-19 should be tested to see if it is effective. The WHO has no evidence the drink works, according to the head of the group’s Africa office. Madagascar’s president, Andry Rajoelina, this week defended […]

Coronavirus:How to Use a Face Mask Correctly…

Wearing a face mask often helps people feel protected and reassured. But can a surgical face mask keep you from being exposed to or transmitting certain infectious diseases? And, if face masks do shield you from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, is there a proper way to put them on, take them off, and discard […]

Coronavirus Found in Semen: Can It Be Sexually Transmitted?

Researchers in China have discovered traces of SARS-CoV-2 in the semenTrusted Source of patients with COVID-19 and those who recovered, suggesting that COVID-19 might be able to be sexually transmitted. It’s important to understand that while the coronavirus was found in a small sample size of semen in this particular study, this does not necessarily […]

Warm Weather Won’t Stop the Spread of COVID-19

A new study suggests that warm weather and increased humidity will probably not be effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19. But public health measures like school closures and social distancing do appear to help. Experts say people need to be smart in how these measures are eventually lifted in order to prevent a surge […]

Causes and treatments for cracked skin on hands and feet

For many people, cracked skin appears or gets worse during the winter, when dry air can lead to dryness on the hands, lips, or feet. Sometimes cracked skin occurs due to a skin condition, such as eczema or psoriasis, or because the skin came into contact with an irritating substance. Cracked skin can also be […]

Novel coronavirus: Your questions, answered

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has sparked global anxiety and concern that it might spread too far and too fast and cause dramatic harm before health officials find a way to stop it. What are the realities of the pandemic? We investigate. In December last year, reports started to emerge that a coronavirus that specialists […]