Category: Health

Will Coronavirus survive the summer heat? Can the virus also be transmitted to humans through mosquitoes? We will try to answer

The mosquito is the world’s deadliest animal for humans. These insects can transmit certain pathogenic organisms such as malaria, Zika virus, yellow or Nile fever, dengue, chikungunya virus. But for coronavirus it doesn’t look like this. First of all, we know that covid-19 is concentrated mainly in the human airways and not in the blood,…

Some studies seem to agree that there is a link between Covid-19 mortality, pollution, and air quality

This aspect has been evaluated by the New Scientist magazine on the basis of various data. Data has been collected from more than 120 monitoring stations across England. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitrogen monoxide (NO) were analyzed in various areas. From the study, a link appears to emerge between higher levels of pollution, the rate…

Let’s try to clarify hyperimmune plasma therapy for coronavirus

To obtain a concentrate of antibodies (immunoglobulins) against Covid-19 from the blood of an infected patient, a procedure called plasmapheresis must be performed. This separates the corpuscular elements from the blood by centrifugation or filtration. This technique has been known and used for some time. It was invented by Drs. Abel and Rowntree in 1913…

#Coronavirus

We’ve seen a rush of recent panic and hysteria about the possibility, likelihood or other about a coronavirus epidemic.But before we hurtle headlong into a cycle of hysteria, stockpiling essentials and self isolation, step back. Of course we should all take advice of the best, most sensible up to date advice. But don’t forget, that…

I am a Union Woman…

I’m a journalist, a freelance, self-employed, a caregiver in multiple roles, and a woman.   And I am very, very proud to say, I am a Union woman.  And as the song in the link above says: We are many thousand strong,And I am glad to sayWe are getting strongerAnd stronger every day. Every day I have…

What is it the Falsified Medicine Directive? Is it enough to face the illegal pharmaceutical market?

Every year more and more patients use falsified medicines (FM), and this is not dreadful only for the pharmaceutical sector, but especially for the consumers.  As a matter of fact, FM could have a wrong dosage – either too high or too low – or even can be made with toxic ingredients. According to the…

Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide, between debates and uncertainties

The European Union member countries have renovated for five years the authorization for using the glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide, since years subject of concerns and worries. Years of criticism on the use of the chemical compound in agriculture, considered by many carcinogenic to humans. Even the International Agencies (like the European Food Safety Authority EFSA,…