Why Some COVID-19 Patients Crash: The Body’s Immune System Might Be To Blame

Health care workers assist a COVID-19 patient in Spain. Some evidence from Europe and China suggests an overzealous immune response may be contributing to the severe illness in some patients. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption toggle caption Felipe Dana/AP Health care workers assist a COVID-19 patient …

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Will Declare State Of Emergency As Coronavirus Cases Surge

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a plenary session at the upper house of parliament in Tokyo on Friday. Abe says he will declare a state of emergency this week in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle …

How Multigenerational Families Manage ‘Social Distancing’ Under One Roof

More than 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households. Despite the emotional and financial benefits of living together, families like the Walkers, at home in Florissant, Mo., face a particular set of challenges as COVID-19 continues to spread. Michael B. Thomas for KHN hide caption …

A Funeral Director’s Lessons For The Living

“At the end of the day, no matter how individual we are, we do want to belong to somebody.” Norman J. Williams April 4, 2020 Norman J. Williams, director of the Unity Funeral Parlors in Chicago. Bill Healy/WBEZ hide caption toggle caption Bill Healy/WBEZ Norman …

How Long Does It Take for Milk Thistle to Work?

Find out the many uses of milk thistle, as well as factors that can determine how long someone may need to take milk thistle for it to work and do its job. Milk thistle may improve the way the hepatic system works when injured, diseased …

Guess who escapes murdering people?

When I was a kid, if I were told that I’d be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would’ve thought that whoever told me that …

VO2 Max: What’s your capacity?

VO2 max is the maximum capacity of a person’s body to transport and move oxygen during exercise. It is a measurement of a person’s physical fitness in relation to aerobic endurance. “V” stands for volume, “O2” stands for oxygen, and “max” stands for maximum. It …

WFH diaries: Turns out, I’m a terrible runner

Writer Hattie regularly tries out the latest gym classes, but her lockdown escape didn’t go so well Image: iStock The confines of acceptable outdoor exercise forced me, a sworn enemy of jogging, to pound round my local park this week. And it was… disappointing, verging …