What Is The Keto Diet And Is It For You?

This post was originally published on this siteThe ketogenic diet has been around for almost a century as a dietary treatment strategy for drug-resistant epilepsy, particularly in children. Dr. Weil recommends considering the ketogenic diet for severe epileptic seizures in young people. Because the diet is so strict, it requires a very strong family commitment. On […]

The Importance of Shifting from Stress to Happiness

This post was originally published on this siteBelieve that you can go from stress to happiness! And the importance of shifting from stress to happiness is crucial right now. The Importance of Shifting from Stress to Happiness Click HERE to save this post for later. Stress, Gut, and Immune Health Right now we are ALL […]

Evidence of 90-million-year-old rainforest uncovered beneath Antarctic ice

This post was originally published on this site Today, the earth’s north and south poles appear as frozen wastelands, inhabitable for only a select few plants and animals.  With temperatures dropping as low as -100 Fahrenheit (-75 degrees Celsius) in Antarctica during the winter months, it is not surprising that most of the world’s plants […]

Healthy Carrot Cake Loaf

This post was originally published on this siteWhen Spring is so close you can just about touch it, it’s time to break out the bowl and the whisk and bake up this Healthy Carrot Cake Loaf! It is so moist and made using a gluten-free and paleo-friendly blend of almond and coconut flour. This carrot […]

Instant Pot Lentil Tacos

It only takes 5-ingredients to make this nutritious (and vegan!) Instant Pot Lentil Tacos recipe. Serve it on a tortilla, in a bowl or on nachos! If you are looking for easy and delicious lentil taco meat recipe, we’ve got you covered! We love our Instant Pot sweet potato lentil …
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Don’t Miss The Brightest Comet In Decades, This May

Comets are by far one of the most incredible sights to see in the sky. Experiencing that beautiful moment is something you will never forget; the beauty of comets stays in our memories forever. If you were never lucky enough to see a comet before, your luck might be changing….
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Bill Gates Is Funding The Construction of 7 New Coronavirus Vaccine Factories

The Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates announced on April 2nd that his philanthropic foundation would be funding the construction of seven new coronavirus vaccine factories. He elaborated on the initiative to host Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show” (online version). He said that his Gates Foundation could mobilize faster than governments…
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GardenByte’s Herb Garden is the World’s Most Intelligent Indoor Garden

The Herb Garden by GardenByte was developed by a team of MIT engineers that have been in the works for more than 3 years. The stylish 30-inch long panter box is small enough that it doesn’t take up too much counter space, yet large enough to grow a wide variety…
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Coronavirus Lockdown Has Drastically Reduced India’s Air Pollution

India imposed a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus on March 25th and the effect it has had on the country’s air pollution has been dramatic. New Delhi, the nation’s capital saw PM 2.5 drop by 71% in just one week, the grey covered skies have parted…
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Australian Scientists Effectively Killed COVID-19 Virus in 48 Hours

A team of Australian scientists from Monash University in Melbourne has effectively killed the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell cultures in 48 hours using FDA-approved Ivermectin, which is widely available around the world. Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic drug that has previously shown effective results against other viruses including HIV, Dengue, Influenza,…
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UN: Developing Nations Need $2.5tn To Survive The COVID-19 Crisis

Developing countries are facing a massive, crippling impact on their vulnerable economies due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In response to this, the United Nations has called for a $2.5 trillion emergency package to help these nations cope with the “looming financial tsunami.” The UN urged rich western countries to provide…
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Dolly Parton Donates $1m To A University Working On A Coronavirus Cure

The American singer-songwriter, Dolly Parton, is donating $1m (ÂŁ808,000) to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where they are working on finding a cure for coronavirus. The staff at the university are “making some exciting advancements towards the research of the coronavirus for a cure.” Her longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad…
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Vitamin D deficiency and acute lower respiratory infections in children younger than 5 years.

This post was originally published on this sitePMID:  J Pediatr Health Care. 2014 Nov-Dec;28(6):572-82; quiz 583-4. Epub 2014 Oct 18. PMID: 25441970 Abstract Title:  Vitamin D deficiency and acute lower respiratory infections in children younger than 5 years: identification and treatment. Abstract:  INTRODUCTION: Acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) is a leading cause of childhood mortality. […]

25(OH)D levels were inversely associated with history of community-acquired pneumonia.

This post was originally published on this sitePMID:  PLoS One. 2013 ;8(11):e81120. Epub 2013 Nov 15. PMID: 24260547 Abstract Title:  Vitamin D status and community-acquired pneumonia: results from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level and history of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).PATIENTS AND […]

How to Deal with Stress (12 Science-Backed Ideas)

This post was originally published on this site Have you ever read advice that said “Let the stress go” and just felt MORE stressed because you have no idea how to do that? Or maybe you read this post about how stress can throw off hormone balance and wondered if it’s even possible to reduce stress without renouncing […]

How To Grow Sprouts in Your Kitchen The Easy Way

This post was originally published on this site Did you know that that you can grow nutrient-dense, fresh sprouts on your kitchen counter without any special equipment? It’s totally easy, and it can save you money, too. Saving money on groceries without compromising nutrition is a big priority in my house right now, so I’m growing alfalfa (mild […]

These findings suggest that the immunomodulatory properties of vitamin D might influence lower respiratory infection disease severity.

This post was originally published on this sitePMID:  Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009 Oct ;44(10):981-8. PMID: 19746437 Abstract Title:  Vitamin D deficiency in young children with severe acute lower respiratory infection. Abstract:  RATIONALE: Acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) is one of the most common reasons for hospitalization and intensive care unit admission among children. Season related decreases […]

Association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and pulmonary infection in children.

This post was originally published on this sitePMID:  Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jan ;97(1):e9060. PMID: 29505508 Abstract Title:  Association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and pulmonary infection in children. Abstract:  We assessed the relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) level and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) among Chinese children.This observational study examined children aged 3 days to 14 […]

Fighting for a Just COVID-19 Response

This post was originally published on this site By Derrick Z. Jackson As much as hurricanes Katrina and Maria upended African American and Latinx families, the landfall of the coronavirus brings a gale of another order. This Category 5 of infectious disease packs the power to level communities already battered from environmental, economic, and health […]

Canada Just Announced a $40 Million Investment in COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Canadian Minister for International Development Karina Gould announced Sunday that Canada is making an urgent pledge of CA$40 million to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to fund internationally coordinated research to develop a coronavirus vaccine. 
The pledge comes after Global Citizens sent nearly 2,000 messages to Minister Gould and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking Canada to make an urgent pledge over the last two weeks — recognizing that a coronavirus vaccine is fundamental to ending the pandemic. It highlights how now, more than ever, the health of everyone worldwide is interlinked, and demonstrates why countries need to invest in global health and support one another.

“The COVID-19 virus knows no borders,” Gould said in a news release. “This has been a wake-up call for the world to stand in solidarity and work together. If there was ever a time for countries and governments to support one another and invest in health globally, it is right now.”
This contribution towards CEPI’s urgent $2 billion COVID-19 funding appeal will help enable the initiative to expand the number of vaccine candidates it can test, and run clinical trials to find a successful vaccine. CEPI’s goal is to have at least three vaccine candidates, which could be submitted to regulatory authorities for approval for general use as soon as possible. 
Canada’s pledge to CEPI forms part of a new CA$109.5 million commitment to global COVID-19 response efforts, taking Canada’s total contribution to nearly CA$160 million. It includes funding towards the $2 billion United Nations Humanitarian Appeal, which directs support to the World Health Organization and other partners. It also honours an important part of the commitment Canada made through the recent G7 and G20 leaders’ meetings on COVID-19 to increase coordinated vaccine research efforts, including through CEPI; and comes in addition to a CA$275 million commitment announced by Trudeau on March 11 to enhance Canadian research and development efforts addressing coronavirus.

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