Did you know that washing your hands can actually save lives? It’s a simple habit that can do more than just cleaning your hands but also preventing the spread of pathogens or disease-causing microorganisms.
A father shared the story of how he almost lost his baby because of a viral infection, which was linked to the spread of germs by dirty hands. His baby acquired the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) caused by viral meningitis.
The father shared how he learned the lesson the hard way, as his baby almost died due to the infection.
His post aims to warn other parents about their ordeal and how proper handwashing before handling babies can help prevent illness.
He wrote in his post on Imgur:
“We almost lost her last Monday. Our local hospital told us if she got any worse there was nothing more they could do for her.”
The poor baby was diagnosed with RSV, a severe case of pneumonia, a partially collapsed right lung, and bronchiolitis. She was admitted to the intensive care unit with a ventilator.
RSV is a virus that causes infection of the air passages and lungs, with symptoms similar to a common cold.
Viral infection can be potentially-fatal and serious in young children, particularly newborns.
The virus can be transmitted via coughing and sneezing. Plus, it can survive on surfaces such as phones, door handles, and grocery carts. Hence, handwashing is the simplest but most important thing to do to prevent the spread of germs that may cause illness.
Handwashing can save lives.
“RSV is no joke. I didn’t know much about it until a week ago when it almost took my daughter from me. Please make sure to wash your hands before handling little ones.”
Before handling babies and even children, make sure you wash your hands properly with soap and water. For older kids, teach them to wash their hands before and after eating, or after handling common items that can harbor germs.
Fortunately, the baby’s condition improved and she’s doing better. Her father now wants to warn other parents on the dangers of these microorganisms and the importance of washing the hands.
Trust In Vaccines Dramatically Drop After Dengue Scandal In The Philippines
The health of a nation is important and must never be used as a political tool.
Dengue is a viral infection that mainly started with the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is common in the Southern Hemisphere. While some survived the disease, some cases led to the victim’s de ath.
The potentially life-threatening tropical mosquito-borne disease infects nearly 400 million people per year, with 500,000 severe cases worldwide. The virus claimed a lot of lives in the Philippines, so when the Department of Health vaccinated 830,000 elementary school children with the world’s first vaccine against dengue called Dengvaxia in April 2016, the country made headlines around the world.
Drooling when Asleep is Actually a Sign of Good Health
If you wake up with a pool of saliva or ugly drool stains on your night shirt, there’s really nothing to be ashamed of! If you don’t believe it yet, read on!
Drooling is normal - that is, if you are a teething baby. If you are drooling when you are sleeping, you have a positive case of sialorrhea. For most adults, however, it is but a shameful secret of the night. It is also an embarrassing proof of good sleep, or as you are bound to find out if you read on, good health.
People always get reminded to get a good night's sleep. Nobody gets reminded to find a good sleeping position or to avoid staining the sheets with ugly drool stains. Nevertheless, absolutely everyone is wary about drooling in their sleep, which makes nodding off in public extremely uncomfortable.
While drooling can be an annoying inconvenience especially when you share a bed with someone, it is indicative of many different things, a lot of which are surprisingly good. ...
8 Unusual Chinese Medications That Actually Work
#6 sounds pretty scary!
The Chinese have always been looking for ways to improve health. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has slowly evolved from the 2nd century BC and continues to gain popularity today. Although some of the medical techniques are strange and sometimes disgusting, many attest to their effectiveness.
TCM is certainly becoming more popular in the Western world. In 2016, fans were shocked when Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won a gold medal at the Rio Games while sporting bizarre circular bruises. The dots were a result of cupping, an ancient technique that promotes blood circulation and eases muscle pains. Needless to say, cupping is now becoming a popular method for Westerners. Here are eight unusual Chinese medications that actually work.