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Twelve myths about first aid
New Advent (.org)

Two paramedics debunk 12 first aid myths. Myths about performing CPR to cleaning a wound to ten more first aid strategies. View...

 

Good or bad? Chocolate, coffee, wine
Andrew Gregory, Health Editor
The Guardian (.com)

Is chocolate, coffee, or wine good for your health? Andrew Gregory, The Guardian, interviewed Prof. Thomas Lüscher a consultant cardiologist and director of research, education and development at the Royal Brompton & Harefield hospitals (UK) for some answers. Hint: The answers are more complex than a simple yes or no. Read...

 

Patient Zero
A Curious History of the World's Worst Diseases
By Lydia Kang and Nate Petersen

From the masters of storytelling-meets-science, Patient Zero tells the long and fascinating history of disease outbreaks—how they start, how they spread, the science that lets us understand them, and how we race to destroy them before they destroy us. Written in the authors’ lively and accessible style, chapters include page-turning medical stories about a particular disease or virus—smallpox, Bubonic plague, polio, HIV—that combine “Patient Zero” narratives, or the human stories behind outbreaks, with historical examinations of missteps, milestones, scientific theories, and more.

Workman Publishing Company, ISBN 978-1523513291, 400 pages, $24.95 hardcover
Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World's Worst Diseases | Amazon.com

 


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Drinkable Water and the Warka Water Tower
Paola Belletti
Aleteia

Since 2015 several villages in Ethiopia are able to obtain clean, drinkable water from a structure made from local natural materials and constructed by neighboring villagers. Designed by an Italian architect, the Warka Water Towers are now being built in other water-starved areas of the globe. Read...

 

How to Sleep comfortably on a cold night
Alex Dimitriu, MD
wikiHOW

Here are some practical tips for getting a comfortable night's sleep when it's bone-chilling cold outside. Yes, using a warm blanket is obvious but could it be that that drafty window needs a warm blanket too? Read...

 

How overthinking can damage your mental health
Octavio Messias
Aleteia

Overthinking a problem can, in the long run, become a problem itself. Taking up excessive energy and time and accomplishing very little is frustrating. Here are some ways to break the cycle of overthinking. Read...
 

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Best Mattress Reviews
https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/about-us/ 

Best Mattress Reviews is run by a review team of veterans from the mattress industry as well as journalists who have written extensively about sleep health and sleep products. We’re a Seattle-based crew where all those dark, rainy days really charge up our hypersomnia, and persistently lead us to the next cup of coffee. So, of all people, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep, and how your mattress can help or hinder that. Our goal is to give you the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about what mattress is best for you, so that you sleep soundly.

Consumer Safety Guide
https://www.consumersafetyguide.com/

We’re here to help you get the answers you need about consumer and medical products. We want to educate the public and ensure consumers are informed about defective medical products, dangerous drugs, and high-risk consumer products. Our goal is to be your go-to online resource. We provide accurate, relevant information in one place, so it’s easy and convenient for you to know what risks you face. We give you information about which products and devices are safe and which ones are not – hopefully reducing your risk on a daily basis.

Drug Rehab Connections
https://www.drugrehabconnections.com

We provide unbiased information reviewed by medical experts so our readers can make an informed decision on the next steps in their, or a loved one’s, drug rehabilitation journey. Drug Rehab Connections was founded by a group of individuals who know both sides of addiction. We know it from our personal lives as well as engaging and working with rehab and treatment centers. We are not a Treatment Center. Rather, We are a starting point to finding help for individuals and families battling addiction. We want to answer your questions—about drug rehab, the therapies available, treatment programs, and more—so that you are able to make decisions that can ultimately save your life or someone you care about.

Know Your DNA
https://knowyourdna.com

DNA testing can be confusing; we’ve relied on experts and doctors to administer and decipher these kinds of tests since their invention. At KnowYourDNA we don’t just research consumer DNA tests; we order them, we use them, we explore how they work, and we give an unbiased review that completely avoids any unfounded claims or marketing mumbo-jumbo. We have no affiliations to any service we cover, we don’t get sponsored, we pay for the tests we take, and we have no obligation to anyone other than our readers. If that doesn’t sound like a pretty fair approach already, we have a secret that gives us an edge: KnowYourDNA is powered by the passion and expertise of trained geneticists and genetics

Livestrong
https://www.livestrong.com/

We believe achievements start with education and a commitment to small, daily choices. We create content that engages and informs, and we complement it with practical tools to make living healthy an easier and sustainable process.

Mattress Help
https://mattresshelp.org/

First off, to be absolutely clear: mattress companies do not pay us for these reviews, and all our content is unbiased and independently researched. We’re beholden to you, the consumer, and not a mattress company. We created MattressHelp.org with one goal in mind: to help answer sleep questions so everyone can have a better night’s sleep.

National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC)
https://www.ncbcenter.org/missiontoserve

The National Catholic Bioethics Center, established in 1972, conducts research, consultation, publishing, and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences, and it derives its message directly from the teachings of the Catholic Church. They provide resources on a variety of bioethics topics.

New Mouth
https://www.newmouth.com/

NewMouth is an informational web guide for those seeking dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric, and specialty dental care treatments and procedures. All content published on NewMouth is created by our team of journalists, researchers, and those experienced in the medical writing industry. All pages and topics on the website are fact-based and sourced from current scientific research, such as scholarly articles, dentistry textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals. This includes information provided by the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Project Know
https://www.projectknow.com/

ProjectKnow.com aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction. With a library of original content, we educate in simple language. While ProjectKnow.com is not meant to take the place of advice from medical professionals, who should always be consulted regarding issues of substance abuse or potential behavioral health disorders, we do provide overviews and offer resources that can expedite the process of familiarizing yourself with addiction, drug and alcohol abuse, dependency, treatment and recovery topics and options.

Recall Report
https://www.recallreport.org/

Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe.

Vision Center
https://www.visioncenter.org/

Vision Center is an informational web guide created for those seeking eye surgery and other vision correction options. All content published on Vision Center is researched, written, and edited by licensed optometrists, experienced journalists, and other medical writers in the industry. All pages on our website are fact-based and sourced from recent scientific research, scholarly articles, textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals.

 

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