Health

Pandemic precautions may have long-term effects on our microbiome

In recent years, scientists like the University of Delaware's Melissa Melby have been sounding the alarm about what is sometimes called "the hygiene hypothesis"—the effect of intensive sanitizing and increased use of antibiotics ...

Health

Examining the adverse effects of hand sanitizers

Washing hands and using hand sanitizer have been some of the most important methods to combat spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports of increased hand irritation and dryness prompted a study led by researchers ...

Medical economics

IRS: COVID-19 face masks, sanitizer tax-deductible

(HealthDay)—Faces masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes are among the types of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) that Americans can deduct as a medical expense when filing taxes this year, the Internal ...

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