Although a 14-day quarantine after exposure to the new coronavirus is "well supported" by evidence, some infected people will not show symptoms until after that period, according to authors of a recent analysis published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
They’re 95% water and low in calories. They also may help fight inflammation and might even slow the aging process. They’re great in a salad or as an edible scoop for dips.
It’s 95% water, and while it has fewer nutrients than some other greens, it does give you a few things. Besides fiber -- which helps keep you regular -- it also delivers potassium, manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous -- all essential minerals that can help keep you healthy.
This green squash that grows like a weed in the South is 95% water. It has antioxidants -- things that help protect your cells from damage -- including two that are good for your eyes. It’s great grilled or roasted in the oven.
Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers
When your heart beats, it squeezes and pushes blood through your arteries to the rest of your body. This force creates pressure on those blood vessels, and that's your systolic blood pressure.
A normal systolic pressure is below 120.
A reading of 120-129 is elevated.
130-139 is stage 1 high blood pressure (also called hypertension).
140 or more is stage 2 hypertension.
180 or more is a hypertensive crisis.
What Does the Diastolic Blood Pressure Number Mean?
The diastolic reading, or the bottom number, is the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats. This is the time when the heart fills with blood and gets oxygen.
Some Could Show COVID-19 Symptoms After Quarantine
Most people who have COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, will get symptoms by day 12 of the infection, which is within the 14-day period of quarantine the CDC recommends, the authors wrote.
But about 101 out of 10,000 people could show symptoms after the end of that 14-day monitoring period, they cautioned.
"Our analyses do not preclude that estimate from being higher," said the investigators, led by Stephen A. Lauer, PhD, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore
Top Cancer-Fighting Foods
Grapes and Cancer
Grapes and grape juice, especially purple and red grapes, contain resveratrol. Resveratrol has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In laboratory studies, it has prevented the kind of damage that can trigger the cancer process in cells. There is not enough evidence to say that eating grapes or drinking grape juice or wine (or taking supplements) can prevent or treat cancer.
Tea's Anticancer Potential
Even though the evidence is still spotty, tea, especially green tea, may be a strong cancer fighter. In laboratory studies, green tea has slowed or prevented the development of cancer in colon, liver, breast, and prostate cells. It also had a similar effect in lung tissue and skin. And in some longer term studies, tea was associated with lower risks for bladder, stomach, and pancreatic cancers. But more research in humans is needed before tea can be recommended as a cancer fighter.