Herbs and spices appear to have antioxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties and they may in addition reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, eg cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative conditions, chronic inflammation, arthritis, cancer, obesity and diabetes type 2

In May 2019 researchers from Canada published their review of the medical scientific literature to identify and assess specific biomarkers in 25 herbs and spices, namely anise, basil, black pepper, … Read more

Researchers recommend that individuals at risk of influenza and/or COVID-19 consider taking 10,000 IU/d of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to rapidly raise their vitamin D levels, followed by 5000 IU/d in order to raise their vitamin D levels above 40-60 ng/mL (100-150 nmol/L) in order to reduce the risk of infection

In April 2020 researchers from the USA published their review on the role of vitamin D in reducing the risk of respiratory tract infection, epidemiology of influenza and COVID-19, and … Read more

Hand rubbing with sprayed alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer is just as effective as rubbing with alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer poured onto the palm of the hand to reduce bacterial counts on hands and may be an acceptable alternative hand hygiene method pending assessment in other settings and for other pathogens

In February 2020 researchers from the Infection Control Programme, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety in Singapore and Switzerland published the results of their study to assess whether sprayed alcohol-based … Read more

Coronavirus – “Children react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children.” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 2020)

As usual there is a lot of false information currently circulating on the internet about the current coronavirus pandemic. A recent example is the information which is purported to have … Read more

A “smart toothbrush” is able to keep track of any skipped areas, pinpointing missed areas on a tooth map, and give details on the percentage of brushed surface, the teeth that require more attention, and if the user is applying too much pressure in any area that could induce gingival damage

In June 2019 researchers from Italy published their review on the use of a “smart toothbrush” in an intensive care environment. Providing effective oral hygiene is crucial in this environment … Read more