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Your Job Could Put You at Much Higher Risk for Flu

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your job may significantly increase your risk of catching the flu, with potential implications for the spread of other infectious diseases including COVID-19, according to new research. On average, working folks are 35% more likely to get the flu than those without jobs, but… Read More »

Nutrients in Potatoes Can Help Reduce Risk of High Blood Pressure

Researchers examined the impact of increased dietary potassium from baked/boiled potatoes and baked French fries as opposed to a potassium supplement on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in comparison to a ‘typical American’ control diet (lower potassium intake) among 30 pre-hypertensive to hypertensive individuals.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.3390/nu13051610 Results revealed that including baked/boiled… Read More »

Shower warning – ‘clean your belly button properly’ or risk infection – signs of infection

Dr Fiona Worsnop, consultant dermatologist at Stratum Clinics, explained belly button lint is caused by a buildup of debris, such as fibres from clothing, dead skin cells and body hair, in the umbilicus. She continued: “These are normal things which all our skin regularly has contact with, but the hollow of the belly button can… Read More »

Inactivity increases risk of COVID-19 death, study suggests

A recent study of nearly 50,000 coronavirus patients found that those who were consistently inactive were at greater risk of death due to the virus than those who engaged in exercise. The study, which relied on the “Exercise Vital Sign” measurement developed by Kaiser Permanente Southern California, found that even those who were active on… Read More »