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World Health Organization Unsure if Infected Patients Have Immunity to Virus

A Combat Medic Specialist from Queens, N.Y., assigned to the New York Army National Guard, secures a swab used to test for COVID-19 infection in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 20, 2020. COVID-19 testing is becoming more advanced in hopes to aid in reopening society. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Sean Madden)

Mia Bertoldi, Reporter

May 7, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) claims they have no evidence if COVID-19 patients build up enough immunity to stop them from getting sick again in the future, a top doctor there has admitted.  This cautions against governments that are considering issuing "immunity passports" to people who have h...

PA Secretary of Health Levine Signs Order Providing Worker Safety Measures During COVID-19

Talon Smith, Head Editorial Editor

April 18, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf announced on April 15 that PA Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an order which outlines safety measures for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This order provides critical protections for the workers needed to run and operate these life-sustaining establishments...

Second and Third Man Cured of HIV

Pictured is a human immune cell (blue) being attacked by the human immunodeficiency virus (yellow). The effects of the virus were previously thought to only be stopped through the continuous use of antiretroviral drugs, but now this fact is being disproved. 
(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/AP)

Sophia DeDonatis, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Almost exactly twelve years after the first man was cured of, or in long-term remission from, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV), another man has been revealed to be likely cured of the disease. The first man to be “cured” of HIV was Timothy Ray Brown, otherwise identified as the “Berlin pa...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Isn’t Healthy As You May Think

The nutritional information for Tropical Smoothie Cafes smoothies. The full nutritional information, including kids smoothies and food, is available here. (Tropical Smoothie Cafe)

Carina Sarracino, Reporter

March 8, 2019

Since the addition of Tropical Smoothie Cafe downtown, it’s inevitable to crave smoothies. But while they may seem like a healthy alternative to milkshakes and sodas, smoothies can pack just as much sugar and calories. The average amount of calories and sugar among all of Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s s...

Sleep Paralysis Is Frightening But Not Dangerous

Abbey Massage and Abbey Rogers

December 19, 2018

Sleep paralysis may seem frightening, but there is no real danger from it. Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak while falling asleep or upon waking. During an episode, a person is fully aware of what is happening and an episode can last from seconds to minutes. Sleep paralysis i...

Tips And Tricks For Preventing The Flu This Holiday Season

This infographic illustrates more ways in which you can prevent getting the flu. These five ways have been effective in preventing the annual flu. (Kaiser Permanente Thrive)

Emily Massage and Keela Delves

December 10, 2018

The winter is right around the corner and everyone is getting excited for the holidays. Although it is the time of year most known for joy and happiness, it is also flu season. Many students fall victim to the vicious virus, causing them to miss school, work, and extracurricular activities. Here ar...

Fasting Has Benefits, but Dangers Abound

Abbey Massage, Reporter

November 29, 2018

A lot of people considered dieting, but is fasting the right way to go? Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. Studies have shown that fasting has health benefits for those who are overweight or want to lose weight, but there are risk fa...

Fats: The Good, The Bad and The Inbetween

Flaxseeds are small seeds containing omega-3 fatty acid. Flaxseeds are easily able to be added to foods such as smoothies or salads. (Broadcaster/Katie Jones)

Katie Jones, Reporter

March 2, 2018

When trying to lose weight, a common assumption is made that cutting all fat from a diet will have positive benefits. However, that’s not always the best option. Some fats are absolutely vital, others have positive benefits, and the rest will slowly create health complications. Before diving...

6 Ways to Stay Healthy during Flu Season

Nurse B.K. Morris, left, prepares to give the flu vaccine to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden, during an event about the flu vaccine, at the National Press Club in Washington on Sept. 17, 2015. A flu shot each year can be a great way to decrease the odds of contracting the flu. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Clare Canavan, Copy Editor

February 9, 2018

During the winter months of blizzards, below freezing temperatures, and harsh winds, more frequent than not you’ll find yourself catching a cold or even a flu virus. There are many options to help you prevent these common illnesses. According to WebMD,  “5% to 20% -- Percentage of the U.S. pop...

How to beat the common cold

As cold and flu season approaches, experts have tips on how to stay healthy. Once someone is sick, there are a number of tricks experts have to getting better faster. (Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

November 30, 2017

Every mother in the world has told their kids “put on your jacket or you’ll get a cold,” and science says there may be something to the old wives tale. Though the actual sickness of the cold and flu is caused by a virus, a recent study has found that the temperature may affect how liabl...

New studies support coffee’s health benefits

Here shown is a cappuccino with a “trendy” design made within the foam. Coffee “art” is a growing trend in metropolitan areas. (Vivian Evans/ CC BY-SA 2.0)

Anna Levin, Reporter

October 17, 2017

The long debate over coffee’s effects may be finally over. School has officially started for students all across the nation. That means waking up earlier, going to bed later trying to get work done, and drinking coffee. Several new studies have found several long-term benefits to drinking coffee. ...

More People Should Become CPR Certified

Kaitlin Christ, Reporter

November 10, 2016

Imagine this: Derek, an active teenager, had been swimming all day with his friends at the local pool. Now relaxing on the pool deck, Derek suddenly becomes unresponsive with no pulse or signs of breathing. Luckily, his friends alerted nearby lifeguards, and Derek was able to be revived. Somethi...

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