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Should you wear a mask? US health officials re-examine guidance amid coronavirus crisis

Should you wear a mask? US health officials re-examine guidance amid coronavirus crisis

It’s the debate heard ’round the world: Should you or shouldn’t you wear a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic? That’s something White House and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are discussing, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. While the World Health Organization on Monday stood by…MORE

Coronavirus symptoms: A list and when to seek help

Coronavirus symptoms: A list and when to seek help

What are the telling signs that you may have the novel coronavirus which causes Covid-19? The main list of acute symptoms at this time is actually quite short and can appear anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure to the virus, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’re emphasizing fever…MORE

What is coronavirus and Covid-19? An explainer

What is coronavirus and Covid-19? An explainer

Coronavirus. Just the word strikes fear into our hearts. “Novel coronavirus” is the proper term for this brand-new virus wreaking havoc on our unprepared world. But you can also call this nasty villain by its scientific name: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2 for short. Becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 can trigger a potentially…MORE

Coronavirus threatens other areas of scientific progress, researchers fear

Coronavirus threatens other areas of scientific progress, researchers fear

On a normal day, Maddie LaRue would wake up, head to her lab and get to work. As a PhD candidate at New York University studying pancreatic cancer, and just months away from defending her thesis, she’s spent years getting to this point — years of cultivating a mouse colony with a particular genetic composition,…MORE

Stress eating these days? Here’s some help

Stress eating is something that many people struggle with on a regular basis, when things are “normal.” But with the coronavirus pandemic challenging us in different ways each day, it seems to have become an equal opportunity problem, affecting even those who don’t typically eat in response to anxiety or other emotions. “I think I…MORE