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22 Apr
Don't Linger: 'Aerosolized Droplets' Hang in the Air After Toilet Flush

Don't Linger: 'Aerosolized Droplets' Hang in the Air After Toilet Flush

If you're in a public restroom, you may not want to hang around too long, because lots of airborne pathogens are hanging around, too.

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science conducted flush tests in a public restroom wit...

05 Apr
Got Your COVID Vaccine? Don't Stop Being Cautious, Experts Say

Got Your COVID Vaccine? Don't Stop Being Cautious, Experts Say

Just because you've had your COVID-19 vaccination doesn't mean you can stop taking steps to protect yourself and others, experts say.

So far, only about 16% of Americans have been fully vaccinated, and on March 24, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rep...

30 Mar
Have to Travel During Spring Break? Here's How to Stay Safe

Have to Travel During Spring Break? Here's How to Stay Safe

If you must travel during the spring break, be sure to follow recommended COVID-19 pandemic safety measures, an emergency medicine doctor advises.

Millions of people are packing airports, while only one-quarter of the U.S. population has received at least one shot of a C...

24 Mar
Another Study Finds COVID Doesn't Spread in Schools With Proper Safeguards

Another Study Finds COVID Doesn't Spread in Schools With Proper Safeguards

COVID-19 transmission is rare in schools that follow precautions such as mandatory masks, social distancing and frequent hand-washing, a new study finds.

And that's true even among close school contacts of people who test positive for the new coronavirus, according to re...

21 Mar
Spring Cleaning Can Sweep Away Allergens From Your Home

Spring Cleaning Can Sweep Away Allergens From Your Home

If seasonal allergies get you down, try tackling them with a good spring cleaning.

This can not only ease some of those spring symptoms, but also get rid of allergens you've been living with for a while, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology...

15 Mar
Assistance Dogs in Hospitals? New Study Gives Paws for Thought

Assistance Dogs in Hospitals? New Study Gives Paws for Thought

Could the paws of assistance dogs be cleaner than the soles of your shoes?

Yes, claims a new study that calls for allowing assistance dogs to accompany their owners in all public places.

To prove their point, Dutch researchers tested the paws of 25 assistance dogs ...

25 Feb
Masks Vital to Stopping COVID at Gyms, Studies Show

Masks Vital to Stopping COVID at Gyms, Studies Show

If you think you can safely exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new government reports show you are mistaken.

Coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu last summer were likely the result of exercisers and instructors not we...

17 Feb
COVID & Elevators: A Dangerous Mix, But Here's How to Make It Safer

COVID & Elevators: A Dangerous Mix, But Here's How to Make It Safer

As the new coronavirus vaccine rollout gathers speed, elevators will likely become a flash point for businesses hoping to reopen offices while sticking to social distancing.

And a new computer simulation suggests that the usual "first-come, first-served" elevator routine...

16 Feb
Health Care After COVID: A New Focus on Infectious Diseases

Health Care After COVID: A New Focus on Infectious Diseases

When New York City was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic last spring in the United States, nearby Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital was treating more than 400 COVID-19 patients at one time, remembers Dr. Aaron Glatt.

Infectious disease experts had warned for...

16 Feb
Pandemic Has People Cleaning, and That Means More Asthma Attacks

Pandemic Has People Cleaning, and That Means More Asthma Attacks

The coronavirus pandemic has turned many people into clean freaks, but new research suggests that deploying all those extra household disinfectants might be triggering asthma flare-ups.

"We became concerned with increased cleaning and disinfecting related to the COVID-19...

08 Feb
Most Americans May Keep Wearing Masks, Distancing Even After Pandemic: Survey

Most Americans May Keep Wearing Masks, Distancing Even After Pandemic: Survey

Wearing masks, frequent hand-washing and avoiding large crowds may not have been part of the American culture before the coronavirus pandemic began, but those habits are likely to stick around for a while, new research suggests.

A national survey from Ohio State Universi...

08 Feb
The Germs on Your Toothbrush Can Reveal Your Health

The Germs on Your Toothbrush Can Reveal Your Health

The microbes on your toothbrush mostly come from your mouth -- not your toilet -- and provide insight into your oral health, researchers say.

Their study was inspired by people's concerns that flushing a toilet might create a cloud of aerosol particles that end up on too...

04 Feb
Study Shows Young COVID Survivors Can Get Reinfected

Study Shows Young COVID Survivors Can Get Reinfected

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay) -- Being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 is not a foolproof shield against reinfection, a small preliminary study warns.

The finding stems from tracking nearly 3,250 young U.S. Marine recruits between May and October. Of th...

20 Jan
Dental Practices Rebound as U.S. Dentists Look Forward to COVID Vaccine

Dental Practices Rebound as U.S. Dentists Look Forward to COVID Vaccine

The coronavirus pandemic hit dental practices hard early in 2020, as COVID-19 fears kept millions of Americans from seeking routine oral health care.

But as dental offices have ratcheted up their safety measures, more patients have steadily been returning for checkups an...

21 Oct
One Big Reason Women May Be Less Prone to COVID-19

One Big Reason Women May Be Less Prone to COVID-19

One of the reasons women may be less vulnerable to COVID-19 is because they're more likely to adhere to social distancing policies, a new survey suggests.

A survey conducted in eight countries in March and April found substantial gender differences both in numbers of...

14 Oct
Newborns of Moms With COVID-19 Face Little Infection Risk: Study

Newborns of Moms With COVID-19 Face Little Infection Risk: Study

In some reassuring news on the coronavirus front, a new study finds that pregnant women with COVID-19 rarely infect their newborn.

That finding suggests that it may not be necessary to separate infected mothers from their infants and that moms can continue to breastf...

10 Oct
Your Guide to a Safe and Happy Halloween

Your Guide to a Safe and Happy Halloween

The truly scary thing about Halloween this year is that it's occurring during a pandemic, but there are safe ways to celebrate, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says.

Suggestions include: virtual costume parties; physically distant, outdoor costume parades; H...

09 Oct
New Coronavirus Can Infect Your Eyes as Well as Your Lungs

New Coronavirus Can Infect Your Eyes as Well as Your Lungs

COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory infection, but experts have suspected the virus can also infiltrate the eyes. Now, scientists have more direct evidence of it.

The findings are based on a patient in China who developed an acute glaucoma attack soon after recoverin...

02 Oct
Joe Biden Tests Negative for COVID-19

Joe Biden Tests Negative for COVID-19

Shortly after President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he and his wife, Melania, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said that he and his wife, Jill, have tested negative for the coronavirus.

Both Bidens had attended ...

10 Sep
How One Hospital Kept COVID Transmissions at Nearly Zero

How One Hospital Kept COVID Transmissions at Nearly Zero

Infection control measures implemented in response to the coronavirus pandemic kept transmission of the virus to patients within a Boston hospital at nearly zero, according to a new study.

The measures at Brigham and Women's Hospital included: masking of all patients...

04 Sep
COVID-19 Precautions Extend to Car Seats, Seat Belts

COVID-19 Precautions Extend to Car Seats, Seat Belts

Face masks and hand-washing are a good start, but to protect your kids from the coronavirus you'll need to up your game on the road, too, a leading pediatricians' group says.

There are a number of things parents should do to protect children from COVID-19 infection w...

27 Aug
Cancer Radiation Can Safely Proceed During COVID-19 Pandemic: Study

Cancer Radiation Can Safely Proceed During COVID-19 Pandemic: Study

Cancer patients who need radiation therapy shouldn't let fear of COVID-19 delay their treatment, one hospital study suggests.

Over six days in May, during the height of the pandemic in New Jersey, surfaces in the radiation oncology department at Robert Wood Johnson ...

26 Aug
AHA News: Need Another Reason Not to Vape? Your Oral Health Is at Risk

AHA News: Need Another Reason Not to Vape? Your Oral Health Is at Risk

The warnings about vaping – inhaling the vapor of electronic cigarettes – tend to focus on the potential dangers to the heart and lungs.

But an increasing amount of research shows the chemicals in e-cigarettes start to inflict damage right where they enter ...

07 Aug
Beware of Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

Beware of Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

The American Association of Poison Control Centers has issued a warning on hand sanitizers that contain methanol (methyl alcohol).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already warned that some hand sanitizers are contaminated with methanol.

Methanol...

06 Aug
Scientists Sniff Out the True Cause of 'BO'

Scientists Sniff Out the True Cause of 'BO'

British scientists have discovered what makes people stink.

Blame an enzyme that hides in specific bacteria that colonize the human armpit.

"Solving the structure of this 'BO enzyme' has allowed us to pinpoint the molecular step inside certain bacteria th...

05 Aug
Skip the 'Maskne,' Not the Mask

Skip the 'Maskne,' Not the Mask

For most people, wearing a face mask is a harmless inconvenience, but wearing the coverings may cause skin problems for some, one dermatologist explains.

It's been called mask-acne, or "maskne."

Dermatologist Dr. Allison Truong, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Gr...

27 Jul
How to Counter the Anti-Mask Backlash? Empathy.

How to Counter the Anti-Mask Backlash? Empathy.

In the midst of a pandemic, many Americans still view face mask mandates as an assault on their personal freedoms, rather than a means of protecting themselves and others from COVID-19.

But a group of researchers out of Duke University say the mask backlash can be t...

06 Jul
Major Medical Groups Urge Americans to Wear Face Masks

Major Medical Groups Urge Americans to Wear Face Masks

Three major medical groups are urging Americans to wear face masks, wash their hands and practice social distancing as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the United States.

In an open letter to the public released Monday, the groups noted that stay-at-home order...

24 Jun
Should You Send Your Kid to Summer Camp? Expert Offers Advice

Should You Send Your Kid to Summer Camp? Expert Offers Advice

Summer camps are an annual ritual for millions of children, but one expert offers advice on how to determine whether it's safe to send your kids to one during the coronavirus pandemic.

First, your children need to understand the importance of regular hand-washing, ac...

12 Jun
Most Americans, Plus the CDC, Say Vigilance Needed Against Coronavirus

Most Americans, Plus the CDC, Say Vigilance Needed Against Coronavirus

Americans need to stay on their guard against COVID-19 even as their communities reopen, health officials warned Friday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released two documents posing considerations that people should take into account when decidin...

11 Jun
There's Another Benefit to Hand-Washing During Pandemic

There's Another Benefit to Hand-Washing During Pandemic

Washing your hands more often may do more than slow the spread of COVID-19: New research suggests it also lowers your exposure to toxic flame retardants.

How? Scientists found that halogenated flame retardants used in plastic TV cases can travel from the TV to indoor...

09 Jun
Worried About Catching Coronavirus From Surfaces? The City You Live in May Matter

Worried About Catching Coronavirus From Surfaces? The City You Live in May Matter

When someone infected with the new coronavirus talks, coughs or sneezes, tiny droplets containing virus land on surfaces nearby.

If touched by someone else, those contaminated surfaces are a means of COVID-19 transmission. But new research shows that surface-based in...

27 Apr
As Demand for Hand Sanitizer Soars, FDA Warns of Makers' Bogus Claims

As Demand for Hand Sanitizer Soars, FDA Warns of Makers' Bogus Claims

Some companies are selling hand sanitizers with unproven claims that they'll protect you from the new coronavirus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Last week, the agency issued its first warning letter for a hand sanitizer marketed with unproven COVID-19-...

27 Apr
Navigating the Grocery Store Safely

Navigating the Grocery Store Safely

Grocery shopping has become a daunting endeavor during the coronavirus pandemic, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and others, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Prepare a shopping list in advance and buy just one to two weeks' worth of gro...

20 Apr
Do Your Keys, Phone, Money Need Disinfecting When You Return Home?

Do Your Keys, Phone, Money Need Disinfecting When You Return Home?

In the brave new world of COVID-19, home is your sanctuary, the one place you want to be sure is virus-free.

But if you have to head outdoors, what are the best practices for decontaminating your things when you return home? Does everything -- smartphones, wallets, m...

17 Apr
Paper Towels Beat Air Dryers Against Viruses, Small Study Finds

Paper Towels Beat Air Dryers Against Viruses, Small Study Finds

Frequent hand-washing with soap and water is key to preventing the spread of coronavirus, but what's the best way to dry your hands afterward?

In a new, small study, British researchers found paper towels were better than the air dryers often found in public restroo...

16 Apr
Laser Process May Kill Bacteria on Metal Surfaces

Laser Process May Kill Bacteria on Metal Surfaces

Researchers have come up with a new twist on antibacterial technology.

By giving a metal surface a different texture, the team at Purdue University in Indiana said it may be possible to turn that surface into an immediate bacteria killer.

The technique won...

15 Apr
Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping

Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping

You're in lockdown, yet you still have to go grocery shopping, but how do you stay safe and avoid catching the coronavirus?

The American Medical Association has some timely tips.

When you go to the store:

  • Stay at least six-feet away from ot...

11 Apr
Handle DIY Cleaning Products With Care During Coronavirus Pandemic

Handle DIY Cleaning Products With Care During Coronavirus Pandemic

If you're one of the many people making your own cleaning products at home because you can't find them in stores, you need to be sure what you make is safe and effective, an environmental medicine expert says.

Do-it-yourself (DIY) cleaning products made from ingredie...

10 Apr
Can You Catch Coronavirus From Your Clothes?

Can You Catch Coronavirus From Your Clothes?

While most Americans are hunkered down in their homes as coronavirus sweeps across the country, essential workers still have to go to their jobs, and trips to the grocery store and pharmacy remain necessary. But can the clothing people wear out spread COVID-19?

If so...

08 Apr
Touching Your Face Is a Coronavirus Danger: Tips to Help You Stop

Touching Your Face Is a Coronavirus Danger: Tips to Help You Stop

You've been told over and over not to touch your face during the coronavirus pandemic, but that's easier said than done.

Most people touch their face up to 23 times an hour and don't even realize they're doing it, a psychologist says.

"Typically, we'll do...

06 Apr
With Coronavirus a Threat, Stop Wearing Contact Lenses

With Coronavirus a Threat, Stop Wearing Contact Lenses

Even if you're already wearing a face mask to cover your mouth and nose, taking steps to protect your eyes might also help guard against coronavirus infection, eye health experts say.

Here are some tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO):

06 Apr
Mission Possible: Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping During the Pandemic

Mission Possible: Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has turned grocery shopping into a mission filled with anxiety, but a food science expert's advice can make it a safe one.

The first thing to consider is whether you should go to the store at all, said Donald Schaffner. He's a professor in th...

03 Apr
White House to Advise Face Mask Use: What's the Evidence They Are Protective?

White House to Advise Face Mask Use: What's the Evidence They Are Protective?

The Trump Administration is expected to announce guidelines that will recommend many Americans wear face masks when out in public, to curb transmission of the novel coronavirus.

The recommendation will apply to those living in hard-hit areas only, and it is not manda...

03 Apr
Can Food From an Infected Cook Give You COVID-19?

Can Food From an Infected Cook Give You COVID-19?

Even if your takeout dinner was prepared by a cook who has COVID-19, there's little need to worry about your risk of infection, according to an expert in viruses.

"Restaurant kitchens can be one of the safest places in this coronavirus outbreak because they already ...

31 Mar
Parents, Arm Your Kids Against COVID-19 With Good Hand-Washing Habits

Parents, Arm Your Kids Against COVID-19 With Good Hand-Washing Habits

What's the best thing you can teach your kid as the new coronavirus races around the globe? Proper hand-washing habits, a leading pediatricians' group says.

As early in life as possible, you should get your children into the habit of washing their hands often and tho...

23 Mar
Hand Sanitizer: Is More Coming? What Can You Do in the Meantime?

Hand Sanitizer: Is More Coming? What Can You Do in the Meantime?

Trying to find hand sanitizer to ward off coronavirus? You're not alone.

Hand sanitizer has been selling out across the country as the COVID-19 pandemic moves into more and more U.S. communities.

People have rushed to stores looking for alcohol-based saniti...

09 Mar
Standard Methods Rid Hospital Rooms of Coronavirus, Slashing Transmission Rates

Standard Methods Rid Hospital Rooms of Coronavirus, Slashing Transmission Rates

Wash your hands. Don't touch your face. Don't grab that door handle. Put the toilet seat lid down before you flush.

COVID-19 has prompted a mountain of advice about how to protect yourself against coronavirus infection, and now a trio of studies of infected patients ...

03 Mar
Want to Help Keep Diabetes at Bay? Brush & Floss

Want to Help Keep Diabetes at Bay? Brush & Floss

There's a new, unexpected reason to keep your pearly whites gleaming: avoiding diabetes.

New research found that people who regularly brush their teeth three times a day reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.

The study also found that people who have denta...

03 Mar
Common Sense on Shielding Yourself From Coronavirus

Common Sense on Shielding Yourself From Coronavirus

As the new coronarvirus extends its reach, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family, experts say.

"As with any respiratory virus, the main recommendations hold true with the novel coronavirus," said Dr. Rachael Lee, a health care epidemiologis...

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