What’s causing the surge in RSV cases?
RSV is a common virus that infects almost all children by age two. It can affect a person’s nose, throat, lungs, and respiratory tract and is the leading cause of infant hospitalization. Though cases declined during the peak of the pandemic, social distancing also reduced children’s exposure to common germs, according to doctors from the University Of Chicago Medicine. Now that society has opened up again, kids born during the pandemic don’t have as much immunity built up, leaving them more vulnerable to infection.
Green tea is great for energy, just not for your liver.
Research in the Journal of Dietary Supplements has looked at the effects of green tea extract. While there’s evidence that a high dose of the extract may have significant health benefits, researchers have discovered it may also be the cause of liver damage when used long-term. However, the liver toxicity does not occur when drinking green tea or taking low doses of the extract.
Can we trust large companies with the health of our planet?
Though many global corporations have voluntarily pledged to reduce plastic pollution, a new study shows the commitment may be a façade. the findings, published in the journal One Earth, show that a majority of the world’s 300 largest companies haven’t followed through with their environmental promises.