Staying Productive: Working from Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Since the World Health Organization announced last Wednesday that Covid-19 has officially reached ‘pandemic status’, many blue-chip companies like Amazon, Google and Apple have implemented a mandatory work from home policy. Many smaller companies that can adopt this policy, have adopted it as well, meaning that working from home may become the new norm for

Catching the Coronavirus: Who Is More at Risk of Severe Illness?

Up to this point, the coronavirus appears to be an equal opportunity pathogen when referring to those who get infected. The virus doesn’t seem to avoid certain individuals. “There’s not a difference in risk of transmission that we know of,” says S. Wesley Long, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and genomic medicine at Houston

How to Get the Most out of Your Freezer During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Whether it’s a large chest freezer or just the little one at the top of the inside of your fridge, your freezer has become one of the most valuable appliances in your home right now with people having to isolate themselves to help halt the spread of the coronavirus. The ability to stockpile food and

Doctors standing over infected person in protective medical suits.

Top 10 Catastrophic Outbreaks in Human History

Medical advances have come a long way over the past couple of decades, not to mention centuries. But despite all our significant efforts, it seems that outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics still take us by surprise. Though global health measures can lead to drastic changes when it comes to smothering such events, we’re not quite at

Coronavirus: Are Young People at Risk?

Part 1 As with most viral outbreaks, the people most at risk are the elderly and/or infirm and those with underlying health issues. Certainly in the current situation, when it comes to a persons age, the older you are the higher the risk that you will contract coronavirus. However, when these viral outbreaks occur, the

Avoiding Fake Coronavirus Health Advice Online – 7 Things You Need to Know

With the recent news of an Arizona man and his wife attempting to self-medicate for the novel coronavirus by taking chloroquine phosphate, it’s about time to discuss the less than helpful health advice that is sweeping online platforms, news-stands and even from the office of the president. The man has unfortunately passed away and his

Mental Health Experts Give Their 7 Coronavirus Quarantine Tips

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, these are unprecedented and worrying times for many citizens. There is an abundance of advice concerning how to avoid contracting this virus, like staying at home, social distancing and cleaning techniques. However, as important as it is to follow the World Health Organisations guidelines for a healthy body, it is

9 Delivery Services That Bring Food Right to Your Door

Nowadays, we are all spending much more time in our homes than ever, and it appears that about 28 percent of Americans—almost a third—don’t know how to cook. So, if you are one of them and also tired of canned goods, you should definitely let food delivery services do their job. Thinking about which food delivery services are still

How Touching Your Face Is Helping Spread Coronavirus

One of the key contributing factors involved in the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), and many other disease outbreaks, is the fact that humans have a habit of continually touching their faces. Our species is one of the few in the animal kingdom known to touch their faces regularly, and a lot of times we

Here’s How Doctors Protect Themselves From the Coronavirus

Taking a lesson from healthcare professionals is always better than listening to our neighbors or reading options on social media. Although they take these things into consideration all the time, now, during a pandemic they practice them more often. “We’re practicing what’s tried and true,” says Robert Glatter, MD, an emergency physician with Lenox Hill

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