Chinese Medicine Practitioner Reflects on Covid-19

Chinese Medicine Practitioner Reflects on Covid-19

A Permaculture principle is Slow the Flow--of water on the land, of dollars out of the local community.Speaking of plants and health, what does Chinese herbal medicine have to say about Covid-19?

Coronavirus: Face masks not enough to protect healthy people from contracting infection, says WHO

Coronavirus: Face masks not enough to protect healthy people from contracting infection, says WHO

Following Monday’s review, WHO said there remains no clinical evidence to suggest that wearing a face mask in the community can protect healthy people from contracting respiratory infections including Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Oxfordshire village introduces one-way walking system to stop pedestrians getting too close

Coronavirus: Oxfordshire village introduces one-way walking system to stop pedestrians getting too close

Bruce Eggeling, parish councillor for Lower Heyford, Oxford, said he wanted to ensure that locals observe the two-metre distance measure set out by the World Health Organisation.Mr Eggeling said the signs ask people to walk in an anti-clockwise around the village.

Teachers produce 200,000 pieces of PPE for frontline healthcare staff

Teachers produce 200,000 pieces of PPE for frontline healthcare staff

Teachers have produced 200,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for clinicians working on the frontline.On Monday, the initiative – made up of teachers, local businesses and design companies from Coventry, Lincolnshire, Swansea, Norfolk, Kent and Devizes – reached their target of making 200,00 pieces of PPE.

Meal planning and buying in bulk can reduce the cost of eating healthy

Meal planning and buying in bulk can reduce the cost of eating healthy

It is worth noting that the study was limited by one factor: the focus on the actual cost of food without factoring in transactional costs, like the time needed for: Meal planning Finalizing shopping lists Researching store advertisements Traveling to the bulk supermarket with the most affordable prices These four factors can affect a family’s ability to consistently follow a healthy eating plan.

Organic apples contain more ‘good’ bacteria

Organic apples contain more ‘good’ bacteria

Published in Frontiers in Microbiology , a new study shows that organic apples harbor a more diverse and balanced bacterial community – which could make them healthier and tastier than conventional apples, as well as better for the environment. Together the studies show that across both bacteria and fungi, the apple microbiome is more diverse in organically grown fruits.

12 killed by rare bacterial infection in Essex

12 killed by rare bacterial infection in Essex

The NHS in Essex is working closely with Public Health England and other partners to manage this local incident, and extra infection control measures have been put in place to prevent the infection spreading in the area.

How low-income parents are working to to help their children with autism

How low-income parents are working to to help their children with autism

“Three or four years later, they still don't know what autism is in their child.” In 2009, Magaña reported that middle-class white families in Wisconsin were more likely to obtain state-funded therapy for their autistic children than low-income Latino families.

Anti-vaccine nonsense spurred NY’s largest outbreak in decades

Anti-vaccine nonsense spurred NY’s largest outbreak in decades

with 111 posters participating Share this story Health officials in New York are cautiously optimistic that they have a large measles outbreak under control after tackling the noxious anti-vaccine myths and unfounded fears that fueled the disease’s spread.

Plogging: Eco-Friendly Fitness

Plogging: Eco-Friendly Fitness

So by plogging not only will participants get an excellent workout, but also the added benefit that their local communities are simultaneously being cleaned. Plogging has also become increasingly popular in social media, with many participants posting their collected trash and litter.