The PR Firm Behind WHO’s Celeb Endorsements

While the United States halted funding to the World Health Organization mid-April 2020,1 and terminated its relationship altogether at the end of May,2 the WHO is still seeking to influence Americans about pandemic responses to COVID-19. In the Corbett Report3 above, investigative journalist James...

Parents Turn to 'Pods' for School During Pandemic

“Podding” is garnering increased attention given the uncertainty of the upcoming school year. Many districts have opted out of in-person learning, or are offering a choice of virtual or in-school instruction as people grow increasingly concerned about health risks at schools.

Weekly Link Love — Edition 94

Research of the Week The American College of Cardiology reassesses its stance on saturated fats. Psychological stress makes it harder to recover from DOMS. How a person uses their smartphone can reveal aspects of their personality. Dietary lectins travel from the gut to the brain of C. elegans worms. Potential Parkinson’s...

It’s Time to Find Your Sense of Self

Having a strong sense of self provides us with emotional fortitude and personal empowerment. Life is better when we experience life as sovereign beings. Having a sense of self allows us to navigate the world with confidence and autonomy. What if we have yet to find our...

Mental Health Issues Soaring During COVID Pandemic

The findings, based on surveys conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from June 24-30, also show that "one quarter of respondents reported symptoms of trauma- and stressor-related disorder."

Fast Food Makes an Unhealthy Comeback Among Kids

The data, from before the beginning of the pandemic, shows that after a period of improvement, U.S. kids are eating as much fast food as they were in the early 2000s.

Should we screen all adolescent girls and women for anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses, affecting up to 40% of women and 20% of men in the course of their lifetimes. Women and adolescent girls are at particularly high risk for the development of anxiety disorders, due to differences in their brain chemistry,...

Why Aren't We Promoting Health to Combat COVID?

It's an unfortunate fact that health officials and pandemic response authorities, by and large, are completely ignoring the role a healthy lifestyle plays in the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing instead, almost exclusively, on the necessity for a vaccine. According to Reuters,1 the U.S....

Glutathione Deficiency May Be Associated With COVID Severity

Coronaviruses were identified in the mid-1960s and so named for the crown-like spikes on the surface of the cell. Until the first SARS-CoV arrived in 2003, there were four common coronaviruses.1 The CDC’s list of symptoms for these viruses shows that they are the same as...

Feeling Anxious? Yoga Can Help Soothe You

Yoga may help people soothe frayed nerves during the coronavirus pandemic, but the ancient practice may also help those with more serious, chronic forms of anxiety, new research suggests.