It’s affected every part of our lives and made the anthropocene grind to a halt until we can get it under control. But what does Covid even look like? Well The UNC School of Medicine laboratory of Camille Ehre, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, has taken some pretty good class photos of the little bastards. The recolourised photos show the SARS-Co-V-2 virus in human bronchial epithelial cells 96 hours after infection. There are strands of mucus (yellow), attached to cilia tips (blue). Cilia are the hair-like structures on the surface of airway epithelial cells that transport mucus (and trapped viruses) from the lung. The red flecks throughout are what’s causing us so much grief.
Pictured: A higher power magnification image shows the structure and density of SARS-CoV-2 virions (red) produced by human airway epithelia.
Source: Ehre Lab, UNC School of Medicine
Taken from a 2019 report written by Southern Cross, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in New Zealand men. Around one in 10 men will develop such a cancer sometime in their lives. Regular check-ups with the doctor are a must to help prevent this horrible disease. Communicating openly and honestly about this type of cancer is essential so we as men can learn to combat it.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, also known as Blue September. Blue September is a fantastic initiative that really brings to light how important it is to talk about the health of your prostate. During September if you buy a blue ribbon, donate money to the Prostate Cancer Foundation or even just talk to your mates about it, that’ll be one step closer to lowering the death rate.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation receives no government funding at the moment, so it’s up to an amazing team of devoted volunteers to help us blokes and give support. Visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation Website to learn more about the events that are going to help fight prostate cancer.
Being Collagen Confident
Collagen is an essential component of a healthy body. It affects every little part of our make-up – skin, hair, muscles, bones, even our vital organs. Adashiko is at the forefront of New Zealand’s collagen confidence.
Adashiko, along with its wide range of health products, has released a three-step recipe for good skin and overall vitality. Firstly, their Collagen Cleanse ($44.95) – a shower soap-like cleanser which removes impurities with anti-ageing ingredients – that will help reverse the ageing process. Next, the Collagen + Noni Gel ($64.95) is a fantastic five-in-one anti-ageing formula to exfoliate, repair and hydrate your skin. Finally, the JOINT Collagen ($94.95) is stocked-up on Type I, II and III collagen to support whole body health whilst also focusing on joint regeneration.
Taking these three products daily will allow a full-body synergy for nature and science to allow you to feel collagen confident! All three products can be purchased on their website –