The BBC reports that a new drug named 'Draco' has the potential to kill cold viruses, swine flu, polio, dengue, and Ebola. Other drugs like interferon which work against viruses tend to produce an immune response that causes intense side effects; Draco appeared not to spark such a response.
Tests done on mice yielded positive results, but they have yet to be tested on actual humans. Says immunologist Hugh Pennington, "No-one can say when the next pandemic will occur, it may be next year or it may be in 100 years' time. [...] If we had a wonder drug like Draco might be, we could sleep much easier at night." However, some scientists are still skeptical, like Dr. Leo James. He says: "It is potentially very exciting but because the results are so unusual and because it was published in an unusual journal it needs to be proven by others."
‘Get out into the great outdoors’ is advice that almost every fitness and health expert will tell you. But it’s rare that you hear about the dangers involved with outdoor recreation. Well, we thought it was time to redress the balance for you today, and ensure that you are aware of everything that could - potentially - go wrong. Let’s take a closer look. Read more
The proper nutrition of the body is essential to creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself. It’s not enough to cut calories and to work out. You need to supply your body. And nowadays, it’s easier to do that even when you’re eating less thanks to the broad availability of supplements. But what exactly should you consider using them for? Read more
Some of us just aren’t made for solo workouts. They can be a big drain on us mentally, and it takes a whole lot of stamina to get through a run or a few laps of the pool on your own. If working out on your own doesn’t cut it for you, you can always sign up for a fitness class at your local gym. Working together with others works wonders for motivation, and the positivity and feeling like you’re working as a team will really keep you going when your legs and muscles start to feel the burn! Read more