Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are everywhere. Learn about infection symptoms, types of infections, prevention and more.

11 Best Neck Gaiters for Coronavirus Protection

Some neck gaiters can be safe and effective face coverings for coronavirus protection if worn correctly. Here are some of the highest rated on Amazon.

12 Things You Think Are Contagious—But Aren’t

Just because something looks bad doesn't mean it's contagious—and that includes these icky diseases, disorders, and infections

19 Coronavirus Myths You Should Stop Believing

Learn to separate fact from fiction when it comes Covid-19. We asked medical experts about the most common myths surrounding...

What SARS, MERS, and Covid-19 Have in Common

The new coronavirus is the third to have jumped from animals to humans in the 21st century. Here's what we...

12 Coronavirus Symptoms Everyone Should Watch for

Scientists are starting to understand the symptoms of the new coronavirus. Here's what you need to know.

What Patient Zero in the U.S. Can Tell Us About Coronavirus

Health experts explain the importance of identifying patient zero in a pandemic to learn more about the disease, Covid-19, and...

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How Long Can You Test Positive for Covid-19 After Infection?

Depending on the test, you can still test positive for Covid months after recovery. You could even get a positive...

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What Can Vaccinated People Do? The Dos and Don’ts

You're fully vaccinated from Covid-19, now what? We asked experts what low- and high-risk activities you can and can't do.

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What to Know About the Rare Blood Clots Linked to J&J’s Vaccine

The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is currently on pause in the United States because of concerns about blood...

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Should You Worry If You Got the J&J Vaccine? What Doctors Say

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Covid-19 is on pause over rare, severe blood clots in six women. If...

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What Is Antimicrobial Fabric and Can It Kill Germs?

Before you spend on antimicrobial clothes, check out what germ experts have to say about these fabrics.

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Does AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine Cause Blood Clots? What We Know So Far

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine may soon be available in the United States, but there are concerns about blood clots....

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6 Reasons Women May Have More Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects Than Men

Covid-19 vaccine side effects can include fever, chills, and pain at the injection site. Women are reporting more of...

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What Is the Covid-19 Pill and When Will It Be Ready?

A new Covid-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir, is in the works to help treat mild cases of coronavirus. Here's...

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What Is Covid-19 Herd Immunity and When Will It Happen?

If enough people are immune to Covid-19, cases and deaths will plummet. This is known as herd immunity. Here's...

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Can Covid-19 Make Your Hair Fall Out?

If you're losing hair during the pandemic, you're not alone. You also don't need to worry. Here's what to know...

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Covid-19 Took This Woman’s Sense of Smell—She’s Fighting to Get It Back

After Covid-19 left her with a loss of smell, or anosmia, Molly Moore is using smell training, including...

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Should You Buy a Copper-Infused Face Mask for Covid-19 Protection?

Can copper-containing face masks offer more protection against the virus that causes Covid-19? Here's what the science says.

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10 Covid-19 Vaccine Myths No One Should Fall For

Can Covid-19 vaccines cause sterilization or infertility, alter your DNA, or give you the virus? Covid-19 vaccine myths are...

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Should I Be Taking Ivermectin for Covid-19?

The FDA-approved antiparasitic drug ivermectin is being touted as a possible treatment for Covid-19. But is this safe? Here's...

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8 People on What It’s Really Like to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine

People have a wide variety of feelings before and after getting the Covid-19 vaccine—from anticipation and relief to fear and...

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Coronavirus and Diabetes: Covid-19 Tied to New Diabetes Cases

On top of posing a greater risk to people who already have diabetes, Covid-19 might trigger diabetes in people with...

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N95 vs. KN95 vs. KF94 Face Masks: Which Is Better?

Masks are essential gear for everyone during this pandemic—and some face masks are better than others. Here's everything you...

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If You’ve Had Covid-19 Do You Still Need the Vaccine?

If you had Covid-19 and recovered, should you still get vaccinated? Here's what to know about your post-infection immunity to...

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Are 2 Face Masks Better Than 1 for Covid-19 Protection?

Wearing a face mask can prevent the spread of Covid-19, but can two masks offer more protection? Double-masking...

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How My Body Changed During the Pandemic

Here's what the pandemic has taught this serious runner about caring for, accepting, and loving her body.

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Losing Your Sense of Smell and Covid-19: What It Means

Recent research suggests this symptom may be just as common as loss of taste—but it might indicate a milder case...

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Covid-19 Vaccines: Moderna vs. Pfizer—What Docs Need You to Know

Moderna and Pfizer are the first two Covid-19 vaccines available, but how do they compare? Here are the similarities and...

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How to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine at Kroger

The distribution of Covid-19 vaccines is ramping up. Here's how the process works and what you need to do...

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Can You Drink Alcohol Before or After Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Moderate drinking can be healthy, but when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccine, should you skip alcohol altogether? Here's...