Few serious cases of the flu can cause lasting damage to the lungs, but a new study finds that transplanting cells from the lungs of healthy animals enhanced healing in others that had had a severe respiratory infection.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death - it claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Eating right is an important step towards preventing heart disease. In addition to regular physical activity, being careful about what you eat can help lower cholesterol, control blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and maintain a healthy weight. A heart-healthy diet can reduce the risk of heart attack by 80%. Changing the overall eating pattern is important than obsessing over a single food. Incorporate a variety of healthy foods prepared in healthy ways to prevent and manage heart disease.
Most of us experience a nail infection at some point in our lives and in many cases, they clear up within a week or two without any need for treatment. Nail infections affect toenails more often than fingernails as the warmth and moisture trapped within closed shoes provide the perfect breeding ground for different types of fungi and bacteria. Typically nail infections are not painful at first but if the infection becomes severe it can cause pain and discomfort. How much do you know about the causes and treatment of nail fungus? Take the quiz below to find out.