Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do Halloween masks protect you from COVID-19?

Wearing a costume and mask for Halloween has long been a holiday tradition. But a costume mask is not a substitute for a protective mask. Cloth masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing ...

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More evidence that masks help shield you from coronavirus

Here's some reassuring news for those who wonder whether face masks really work: New research shows a face covering can block 99.9% of respiratory droplets when a person speaks or coughs, significantly lowering the risk of ...

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Airborne viruses can spread on dust, non-respiratory particles

Influenza viruses can spread through the air on dust, fibers and other microscopic particles, according to new research from the University of California, Davis and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. The findings, ...

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Safe outdoor activities during the COVID-19 pandemic

For many people, the summer of 2020 has been like no other in recent memory. Public health restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have led to canceled festivals, concerts and other events. Many vacations and large celebrations ...

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