Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany's Merkel points to variant risk as infections drop

Germany is seeing a promising decline in new coronavirus infections, but must take "very seriously" the risk posed by a more contagious variant and will have to be cautious whenever it starts easing its lockdown, Chancellor ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: How much protection do face masks offer?

Face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Covering faces around kids won't mask emotions

The proliferation of face coverings to keep COVID-19 in check isn't keeping kids from understanding facial expressions, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison psychologists.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reusing face masks: Are microwaves the answer?

Researchers from Cardiff University have been testing the feasibility of using microwave ovens and dry heat to decontaminate crucial PPE being used to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can surgical masks be reused?

Health authorities say the most widespread anti-COVID weapon—surgical masks—must be thrown away after a single use, but environmental concerns are pushing some scientists to question this recommendation.

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