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Mask Up! Don't Let Down Your Guard Against COVID-19

6 days ago   |   By Web MD

Face masks or other face coverings are especially important because research shows that people become contagious before they start having symptoms or feeling ill.
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Researchers identify optimal face masks for controlling respiratory droplets

Researchers identify optimal face masks for controlling respiratory droplets

6 days ago   |   By News Medical

While the use of face masks in public has been widely recommended by public health officials during the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are relatively few specific guidelines pertaining to mask materials and designs.
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Silk useful as face mask and PPE in COVID-19

6 days ago   |   By News Medical

As many people are resorting to face coverings improvised from common fabrics, researchers from the University of Cincinnati looked to determine what fabrics were the most effective. The team examined the hydrophobicity of fabrics , as measured by their resistance to the penetration of small and aerosolized water droplets, an important transmission avenue for the virus causing COVID-19.
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India's COVID-19 Positivity Rate at 6.73%

India's COVID-19 Positivity Rate at 6.73%

As India's COVID-19 tally crosses the seven lakh-mark, the Centre said the national positivity rate of novel coronavirus infected patients is 6.73 percent, while Punjab with... Read more ...

UN Report Provides Recommendations to Prevent Future Pandemics

UN Report Provides Recommendations to Prevent Future Pandemics

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take lives and disrupt economies across the world, a new UN report warns further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active... Read more ...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall deaths in the U.S., from any cause

One of the uninformed comments we hear a lot these days about coronavirus is that people who are dying of COVID-19 would have died of something else sooner rather than later... Read more ...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and newborns: Study

Exposure to probiotics within the first 1,000 days after conception has been linked to profound positive effects on the health of infants. Birgit Michelsen, chief technical... Read more ...

COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

Lapses in refills for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis skyrocketed during the COVID-19 outbreak, with significant declines in PrEP initiations, as well as testing for sexually... Read more ...

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that two types of blood pressure drugs might do double-duty, helping blood pressure and keeping colon cancer away, too. Read more ...

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next... Read more ...

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

A case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in the Tampa area, according to the Florida Department of Health. Read more ...

Scientists Urge WHO To Reduce Airborne Spread of COVID-19

Scientists Urge WHO To Reduce Airborne Spread of COVID-19

It is time to recognise and mitigate airborne transmission of COVID-19, says a plea to the World Health Organization issued by 239 scientists from around the world. Read more ...

Sobering Data on Risks of Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids

Sobering Data on Risks of Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids

Corticosteroid bursts as short as 2 weeks or less were still linked to severe adverse events among relatively healthy users, according to a large study from Taiwan. For people... Read more ...