This is a group of viruses that infect your respiratory tract. Most people will be infected with a coronovirus at least once in their life. Usually, symptoms are mild or moderate, and may seem like those of a common cold. But some coronaviruses can be very dangerous.
Simple Ways to Avoid COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping the world. We all want to avoid this dangerous virus. Let’s look at some simple ways to lower your risk of infection.
Disinfecting Your Home of COVID-19
Someone in your household has a COVID-19 infection. You’re worried it could spread to you or other family members. Let’s learn how to clean your home and lower your risk of infection.
A simple animated video about the common breathing condition Asthma: its symptoms and triggers, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how it can be managed. We hope this video will be helpful to you and those you care about.
What happens during a stroke?
Every two seconds, someone in the world has a stroke. One out of every six people will have a stroke at some point in their lives. Strokes deprive brain cells of oxygen and are one of the most common causes of death, and a leading cause of preventable disability. But what causes strokes in the first place? And what can doctors do to treat them? Vaibhav Goswami takes us into the body to find out.
What happens during a heart attack?
Approximately seven million people around the world die from heart attacks every year. And cardiovascular disease, which causes heart attacks and other problems like strokes, is the world’s leading killer. So what causes a heart attack? Krishna Sudhir examines the leading causes and treatments of this deadly disease.
How To Use An Inhaler
How do you use an inhaler? There are several types of inhalers, each of which require slightly different steps depending on the style and brand.
What Is Obesity?
Obesity is an escalating global epidemic. It substantially raises the probability of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and cancer. But what is the distinction between being overweight and being obese? And how does a person become obese? Mia Nacamulli explores obesity.
Why sleep is good for you
It’s 4am, and the big test is in 8 hours. You’ve been studying for days, but you still don’t feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep? Shai Marcu defends the latter option, showing how sleep restructures your brain in a way that’s crucial for how our memory works.
What is depression?
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.
We’re joining the group Let’s Kick Asthma for an educational event about different types of asthma medication, and when they are meant to be used. We hope to see you there!