Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS, researchers show

A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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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Using copper to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses

New research from the University of Southampton has found that copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory ...

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