In the never ending debate about salt in your diet, not many people try to consider a diet that purposefully includes salt. We need salt in our diet, so why are so many diets out there sodium free? It matters what kind of food you salt – salting healthy foods might do you some good!

11 States Now Confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

Until recently, the respiratory virus known as enterovirus D68 has been wreaking havoc across ten different states. The states of Alabama and Indiana have now been added to the list of confirmed cases.

It is true that most of the time any enterovirus may be recovered from without treatment, including this strand. The bad part is that this virus attacks young asthmatics in particular, causing breathing to become difficult and sending them to the hospital.

The virus has been noticed because of its severe attack on some people. It is difficult to track, however, due to the common cold symptoms that it causes.

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Ebola Transferred through the Air?

According to the director of the Center for Infectious Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, the concern is growing that the Ebola virus could mutate enough to change its behavior in the human body.

Since the virus is an RNA virus, every time it copies itself, it makes on or two mutations. As of now, nothing of serious significance has changed in the virus, but it is possible that it is only a matter of time.

Even without becoming airborne, the virus has made significant leaps and bounds in overwhelming doctors’ and researchers’ effort to stop it. In only three weeks, the virus had made over 300 genetic changes in Sierra Leone, and no one is tracking the changes that the virus has made in the spread across Africa. It could mean that the virus is closer than experts think to being spreadable by coughing or sneezing.


Will Apple Watch Wipe out Fitness Trackers?

Will Apple Watch Wipe out Fitness Trackers?

Earlier this week, Apple came forth with the pre-launch of their new product – the Apple Watch. Like everything Apple does, their new product will do way more than just be a smartwatch. In fact, the new device is poised to take control of the fitness tracker market.

With a total of 34 designs, the device offers a higher class of personalization. Apple promises the ability to not only tell time, make phone calls, receive texts, notifications and even buy things. The watch will also have the unique ability to track daily activity such as how many steps taken, sleep patterns, heart rate and calorie intake. The smartwatch will also have the apps to directly monitor everything without a middle man.

At first, the Apple Watch will not completely kill the fitness tracker market, but experts say that over time, the device will be upgraded, the price will be lowered and more people will be inclined to trust the technology after the first generation design is accepted. Unless the current fitness trackers evolve quickly, the new smartwatch wave will consume them.

As a bonus, be sure to check out the Apple Watch’s new Time Travel Feature!

Is Having Allergies the Same as Being Intoxicated?

A new study suggests that those who drive with pollen allergies can be compared to someone driving with a blood alcohol level of .03.

When the body reacts to an allergen, other parts of the body besides the respiratory system are influenced, including the brain. Antihistamines are taken to counteract an influx of histamines that are the compounds that affect the way the body feels.

Many people who suffer from seasonal allergies simply don’t feel well and the constant feeling of illness is a distraction from driving. If you suffer from trying allergens, look into finding affective medication or nasal sprays.

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