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Vitamin D levels play a role in COVID-19 severity

Utilizing global data from 10 countries, researchers from the Northwestern University found that patients from countries with high COVID-19 mortality rates had lower levels of vitamin D compared to patients from countries that were not as severely affected.  Vadim Backman, lead researcher for this study said that their team discovered the strong correlation between vitamin […]

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66% of new coronavirus hospitalizations in New York are from those who stayed home

In a COVID-19 briefing at Long Island, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed the “shocking” discovery that 66% of new coronavirus patients in the city which required hospitalization are from those individuals who have opted to stay home.  Editor’s Note: This result highlights the fact that simply putting a city on lockdown is not enough […]

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How to stay healthy in the time of COVID-19

The following article was published by Greenpeace Philippines in March to educate Filipinos on how we can keep healthy amidst the community quarantine and the anxiety brought about by the coronavirus. Some suggestions on how we can boost our immune system include the following: hydrate, get enough sleep, get moving, and keep calm and stay positive. The article […]

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How to keep kids healthy during this pandemic

COVID-19 may not be affecting children as much as adults [see Why Is The Coronavirus Sparing Kids?] but the “mild” symptoms children experience can be disconcerting to parents. Like adults, children may exhibit cough and fever, as well as sore throat, excessive fatigue, diarrhea, and pneumonia. As such, children too, must learn how they can […]

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How you can boost your immune system

Boosting your immune system is tricky because there is no single food, or drug that can guarantee positive results. The immune system is precisely that – a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony [see What Happens When You Boost Your Immune System? to better understand how the immune […]

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Our immune system can fight back

Researchers from the University of Melbourne mapped the immune responses of one of the first COVID-19 patients in Australia and discovered that the body has the capacity to fight against the infection. The woman was in her 40s and was exhibiting mild-to-moderate symptoms when she was admitted to the hospital. Using the Sentinel Travellers and […]

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How your diet can help reduce the COVID-19 risk

In this article for CNN, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, Dr. Simin Nikbin Meydani, and Dan Glickman talk about the importance of eating the right food in preventing complications from COVID-19. While there is no one diet that can ensure that we will never be infected by the coronavirus, the authors say that higher intake of the right […]

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Research shows Vitamin D is crucial for boosting immune systems

Research from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinoty College Dublin shows that Vitamin D plays a crucial role in boosting the immune system and preventing respiratory infections. Moreover, in the case of older individuals, Vitamin D regulates the release and production of pro-inflammatory molecules in the case of infection.  Editor’s Note: If Vitamin D is […]

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Should you exercise during this time of COVID?

In an age of social distancing and lockdowns, exercise becomes even more essential. In his article for the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Richard Simpson says that exercise does not only re-energize immunity cells so that they are ready to “patrol” and fight off diseases, it also reduces stress, lowers the tendency for viral reactivation, and […]

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What happens when you boost your immune system?

In this article from Popular Science we discover the two categories of the immune system and how each of them work. From this basic understanding of the innate and adaptive immune system, we are introduced to vaccines – how they are designed and how they work.  Boosting your immune system does not mean that you become impenetrable […]