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With so much information about the novel coronavirus out there, it’s nice to see some visuals too. Our personal favorite is located here: https://www.healthmap.org/covid-19/ COVID-19 Maps, Visuals and Trackers Coronavirus COVID-19 global cases (Johns Hopkins)Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak timeline map (HealthMap)Novel coronavirus infection map (University of Washington)COVID-19 surveillance dashboard (University of Virginia)Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation dashboard (WHO)Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US (CDC)Geographical distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide (ECDC)COVID-19 coronavirus tracker (Kaiser Family Foundation)COVID-19 coronavirus oubreak (Worldometer)Coronavirus: the new disease Covid-19 explained (South China Morning Post)Mapping the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (Esri StoryMaps)

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The symptoms of measles generally appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected. Measles typically begins with: high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis). Two or three days after symptoms begin, tiny white spots  may appear inside the mouth. Three to five days after symptoms begin, a rash breaks out. It usually begins as flat red spots that appear on the face at the hairline and spread downward to the neck, trunk, arms, legs, and feet. Small raised bumps may also appear on top of the flat red spots. The spots may become joined together as they spread…

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Decision-making is the “reasoning” process we use to select a course of action from among any number of possibilities. Making a decision either can involve a period of deliberation or seemingly none at all. For some of life’s decisions, we find ourselves having to decide precisely how we should make a decision: Should I sleep […] Source: Care2.com – Healthy Living We all make decisions at one point or another in our lives. Sometimes, we may be faced with difficult situations, such that the kind of decisions we make either build us, or destroy us. Decision making is not all…

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Yes, you have full permission to drop the F-bomb loud and proud next time you slip on ice or have a date from hell. Can I get an eff yeah? U.K. researchers from Keele University found that using your pottymouth can actually alleviate physical and emotional pain. In one experiment, they had subjects dunk their hands […] Source: Care2.com – Healthy Living What’s the likeliest thing you would do when you unexpectedly walk on a broken glass or cut yourself with a blade? The answer is simple; exclaim!!! But most often our exclamation is full of curses. This is generally…

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During my 15 years of teaching yoga, I have noticed some common mistakes that counter the benefits of yoga and can be downright dangerous. These problem-habits, such as forgetting to breathe, can sometimes reflect and reinforce how we live our daily life. If we rush through life, forgetting to take time to breathe, we will […] Source: Care2.com – Healthy Living We all know what yoga is and we have probably tried it at some point. Many of us however get into the practice without fully understand the tricks involved in order to get it right. Some of these mistakes…

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Imagine being able to easily get over all of the discomfort and problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Science is not quite there, but recent has opened new therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body’s different biological clocks. Source: Sciencedaily.com – Top Health News Our biological clocks could refer to the moment when various activities in our lives take place. Sometimes, we may have good moments in life and want them to stay on forever.  Some other times, we may have such bad moments that we never want to remember them in the future. Science has not…

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Further evidence has been found to suggest that eyewitnesses to crimes remember more accurate details when they close their eyes. The team also discovered that building a rapport with witnesses also helped them to remember more. Source: Sciencedaily.com – Top Health News Have you ever tried closing your eyes to remember something? You probably have!!! It has already been established that people get to remember certain things when they take out time to think. Now a study says the rate of remembrance steps up significantly if the person closes his or her eyes. The particular case mentioned in this study…

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There are many extra virgin olive oils out there that are downright frauds. In fact, the majority of olive oils on your supermarket shelf don’t deserve the title of “extra virgin.” It’s no secret what a beneficial food olive oil is with its healthy fats and supremely high quantities of natural antioxidants. But, many extra-virgin olive […] Source: Care2.com – Healthy Living Olive oil is very important to most of us. We quite often rush to the supermarket to get virgin olive oil, but studies have shown that most of these oils may not actually deserve to be called “virgin”…

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Flu season is definitely upon us. Everyone I talk to seems to be getting a nasty flu bug that’s been going around. If you’re among them, you’ll probably be thrilled with this exciting research. A South African herb known as Pelargonium sidoides (Umckaloabo) which has been used and approved for the treatment of respiratory conditions […] Source: Care2.com – Healthy Living The flu season is around again and is taking its toll on each and everyone. The flu is naturally a very discomforting condition as its symptoms vary from mild (general feel to discomfort) to severe (difficulty breathing). Everyone seems…

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Researchers have found little to no evidence for the effectiveness of opioid drugs in the treatment of long-term chronic pain, despite the explosive recent growth in the use of the drugs. Source: Sciencedaily.com – Top Health News We probably all use opioids for pain relief. We all know that there has been a recent explosion of the production of these opioids in the medical world today. What we probably did not know is that there is very little or probably no evidence at all to show that these drugs actually take care of chronic long-term pain. Well, a new study;…

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