Viral Diseases 101 From Medically reviewed by Daniel Murrell, M.D. — Written by Jill Seladi-Schulman, Ph.D. — Updated on March 29, 2019 Viruses are very small infectious agents. They’re made up of a piece of genetic material, such as DNA or RNA, that’s enclosed in a coat of protein. Viruses invade cells in your […]

Everything You Need to Know About Epstein-Barr Virus From Medically reviewed by Karen Gill, M.D. — Written by Jill Seladi-Schulman, Ph.D. on March 27, 2019SymptomsReactivation symptomsTransmissionTestTreatmentComplicationsCancerOther conditionsWhat is it? Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpesvirus family that can infect humans. EBV infections are very common — you’ve probably already contracted the […]

Stretches for Wrists and Hands Medically reviewed by Gregory Minnis, DPT — Written by the Healthline Editorial Team — Updated on May 13, 2019 From Stretches for wrists and handsYour hands perform a variety of tasks every day, from gripping a steering wheel to typing on a keyboard. These repetitive motions can create weakness […]

Pine Pollen for Food and Medicine? Medically reviewed by Elaine K. Luo, M.D. — Written by Jill Seladi-Schulman, Ph.D. on April 29, 2019 Did you know that pollen is sometimes used for health benefits? In fact, pollen has been identified as a component of medicines that are 2,000 years oldTrusted Source. One type of pollen […]

6 Health Benefits of Black Currant Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT — Written by Rebecca Morris — Updated on September 14, 2017 From Blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum) have been called “the forbidden fruit” in the United States. They help spread a fungus that infects white pine trees. For […]