Coronavirus

Joyce Hollman

Health and science experts plead: Increase vitamin D during the pandemic

We’ve long known vitamin D supports a healthy immune system. Now it’s apparent it provides significant defense against SARS-Cov-2, the virus behind COVID-19. That’s why more than 120 medical experts have signed an open letter to the world’s governments, calling for an “immediate widespread increase” of the vitamin that could slow, possibly end, the pandemic.

Carolyn Gretton

A cheap and effective way to disinfect coronavirus

As the pandemic continues, we’re still looking for safe, effective solutions to disinfect SARS-CoV-2 from our persons, homes and businesses. Now, a team of researchers in Israel may have found a solution that’s both effective and less expensive — using light — that may make it possible to feel safer in places we’ve been avoiding […]

Joyce Hollman

COVID-19 may predict a silent wave of Parkinson’s disease

What do Parkinson’s and COVID-19 have in common? Besides the loss of smell, researchers have made a connection between COVID and increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. It’s happened in a few patients already. Frightening, yes, but it may lead to effective treatment.

Carolyn Gretton

Can mouthwash inactivate coronavirus? Here’s the research…

We’re all wearing masks and keeping distance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. But continued research into coronaviruses is providing new ways to keep us safer. Since the virus significantly replicates in the throat and is expelled through the mouth, an unassuming product on your bathroom vanity may help lessen the spread…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Lip balm could help cut down on the spread of COVID-19 and flu

Simply talking generates droplets that can carry the coronavirus from an infected person. That’s why we’re all wearing masks. And, according to the CDC, flu spreads much the same way. Luckily, a simple drugstore item has been found to help make it four times less likely those droplets can spread…

Carolyn Gretton

Making your own protective face masks? This anti-viral fabric is the way to go

It looks like wearing masks is here to stay… at least for a while. So why not make the best of it? If you’re still struggling to find the perfect fabric to make your own, here’s a hint: There’s one fabric that has natural antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties and is comfortable, breathable and repels moisture — all excellent qualities for protecting against COVID-19.