Is this a repeat of the 2009 Influenza?

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsApp There may be a second wave in the near future. It seems like the year of 2018 is another episode of widespread influenza. H3N2 is the virus strain that forms influenza. It began at the end of last year and reached its peak in January. Since then, the number of infected individuals has decreased significantly. However, people should remain cautious because this may be a repetition of the 2009 influenza, otherwise known as H1N1. That’s right. Like the 2009 influenza, this…

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Children are ten times more obese compared to 40 years ago

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppMore children and teens around the world are obese today than ever before. CNN Reported that in 1975, only 11 million people were classified as obese. In 2016, that number had risen to over 124 million. In a global study, a population of 2,416 people over the age of 5 had their Body Mass Index (BMI) measured. The finding showed that trends in mean BMI have recently flattened in parts of Europe and “high-income English-speaking and Asia-Pacific regions” for both males and…

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Recent studies indicate loss of smell is a pre-indicator of dementia

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppAccording to startling new research, which was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto back in July of 2016, a decreased ability to identify smells could be an early indicator of cognitive impairment and dementia. This loss of sense can affect people’s well-being, lifestyle, nutrition and mental health, states Independent. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. “Risk factor research is just as important as treatment development…first detection and then prevention,” Ronald Petersen, director of the…

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Why you should switch up your workout routine

Change up your Workout Routine

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppMost people have a love-hate relationship with going to the gym. Sometimes you’re too tired, sometimes you’re too busy, or sometimes you don’t want to go because you don’t see the results. I can speak from experience as well as talking to others that when you go to the gym often but don’t see any progress, it can be very deterring. One of the main reasons for this could be because you do the same workout over and over again. Below are…

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High school friendships can influence mental heath during adulthood

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppDepending on who you ask, high school for some may have been a great time–for some others quite the opposite. However, whether you enjoyed high school or not, the types of friendships formed during those years can influence one’s mental health later in young adulthood, according to a recent study published in the journal Child Development. According to Eureka Alert, the Global Source for Science News, researchers found that teens who prioritized close friendships at age 15 had lower self-anxiety, increased self-esteem, and…

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