Descubren un nuevo virus: El Bourbon

Ya las temperaturas comenzarán a subir con la llegada de la primavera y con ellas volveremos a salir más de la casa, a gozar del aire libre en pantalones cortos y camisetas. Yo por eso, y aunque parezca que les voy a aguar la fiesta, hoy quiero hablarles sobre un misterio médico al parecer solucionado con el descubrimiento de un nuevo virus asociado a la picadura de las garrapatas que tanto abundan en los espacios exteriores: El virus de Bourbon (en inglés). …

Weak Flu Shot Adds to Woes for Those 65-Plus

It’s already a bad flu season for those age 65-plus and now there’s more bad news: This season’s flu shot will only cut your chances of getting sick by 23 percent, compared to the more typical 60 percent in previous years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Federal health officials said this year’s figure is nearly the lowest the agency has seen during the decade or so since it began tracking annual vaccine effectiveness, the Washington …

It’s Going to Be a Bad Flu Season

Sorry, folks, but we’re headed into a nasty flu season. The government’s disease experts say this season’s strain will be particularly virulent and — even worse — about half of the strain’s viruses have already mutated into a form that the current vaccine can’t fully protect against. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the flu shot is still the best bet for protection, but they also urged people who feel they are coming down with …

10 Dumbest Things to Do Online

Trying to get scammed? Engage in these stupid but common online practices and the smart money is that you likely will. 1. Falling for emotional bait. Online and otherwise, scammers line their pockets on your emotions — greed, fear, curiosity — and often fuel each with “Act Now!” urgency. Offers of easy money and threats of negative consequences phish for your money and/or personal information. Promises of forbidden photos or links, especially with terse “Check this out!” messages, are used to install …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. Making candy corn used to be back-breaking work. (Learn more at Slate) 2. Kanzi, a 33-year-old ape, can build a fire and roast marshmallows. (Learn more at GrindTV.com) >> Famous Child Stars — Where Are They Now? 3. Gladiators in the 2nd century consumed an “energy drink” of vinegar and ash. (Learn more at Discovery) 4. The coating on cash register receipts causes serious health problems. (Learn more at AARP)   5. Nearly 1 in …

Calma frente al Ébola

Hoy quiero compartir con ustedes un blog personal. No sé si es por la edad que tengo, pero últimamente me encuentro haciendo un esfuerzo muy consciente por permanecer en calma frente a situaciones que me incomodan o preocupan mucho. Incluso, me hallo repitiéndole a las personas que buscan mis consejos que “poniéndose uno histérico no se va a resolver nada”. Es mejor mantener la calma para poder pensar más lógica, práctica y estratégicamente.  Fotos: 5 excelentes alimentos que refuerzan tu …