Here’s a fact: nearly 50% of houses in the US have mold. Here’s another fact: 40% of people who live in moldy homes can develop asthma or other respiratory problems as a result. But with mold exposure symptoms being so similar to that of a cold or a seasonal bout of allergies, it can be hard to identify them as such. Add to that the fact that many different kinds of mold that can exist throughout your home, and you may start to understand why mold is a silent health hazard.
The number of positive flu tests and hospitalizations in the United States is at its highest in more than a decade, indicating that this flu season may be the worst in years.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported at least 880,000 cases of flu-like illness during the 2022-23 flu season.
According to CDC data, clinical laboratories recorded more than 9,100 positive tests during the first three weeks of the season.
This is the most tests recorded this early in a season since the 2009-2010 swine flu outbreak in the country. According to an ABC News analysis of federal health agency data, more than 21,000 positive tests were recorded that season.
(Notably, while some people do experience side effects after the flu shot, it is generally accepted that the vaccine cannot give you the flu, and these side effects are considerably less severe than the actual virus. And while the vaccine only decreases your risk by about 40-60%, it has been shown in several studies to […]