Infectious Diseases

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

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Yes, Your Face Mask Can Irritate Your Eyes: 6 Solutions from Eye Specialists

Masks are an essential ingredient in the fight against Covid-19's spread, but our eyes are paying a price.


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Can Covid-19 Trigger Autoimmune Reactions? Here’s the Science so Far

Covid-19 may trigger autoimmune conditions in some people, but there's much that scientists are still learning.


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7 Best Places to Get Personalized Face Masks

Ever wonder how to make a personalized face mask? Here's how to use a photo to get a custom-made face...


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Covid-19 At-Home Tests: Types, Cost, and Effectiveness

With a rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, and the holidays fast approaching, consumers consider the pros and cons...


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Here’s When the New Covid-19 Vaccine Will Most Likely Reach You

The first Covid-19 vaccine is closer to launch, but how long it will take until you get it may...


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This Town Put the Brakes on Covid-19—Here’s What Worked

Covid-19 cases in Paterson, New Jersey, were high during the peak, but two months later, they were down. Here's...


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Covid-19 Survivors: What We Can Learn from Long Haulers

A growing number of people who have technically recovered from coronavirus continue to have Covid-19 symptoms. Researchers still don't...


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Ready for Some Good Covid-19 News? Doctors Saving More Lives

Covid-19 death rates are down among people who are hospitalized, but infection rates are still high. Doctors explain the trend.

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3 Colleges That Got Covid-19 Right and 2 That Didn’t

Millions of college and university students are trying to continue their education, even during a pandemic. How are different institutions...


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How to Prep for Family Visits this Holiday Season

People may be looking forward to family get-togethers more than ever this holiday season. Here are expert tips to avoid...


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What Is a Normal Oxygen Level and How Can I Check Mine?

A pulse oximeter may be a helpful tool to monitor oxygen levels at home if you suspect you have


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This Dangerous Covid-19 Syndrome Hits Children and Adults

Children and now adults exposed to Covid-19 may develop a rare but dangerous inflammatory condition called MIS. Here's...


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A Covid-19 Winter Is Coming: Use These Expert Tips to Prep

From stocking your pantry to creating a cozy nest, here are expert tips on preparing for a coronavirus winter.


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Why Some People Are More Likely to Spread Covid-19 Than Others

When it comes to coronavirus "super spreader" events, a relatively small proportion of virus carriers are thought to be responsible...


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Think Coronavirus Is a Hoax? 6 Things that Make It Clear It’s Not

Check the facts and the hard data, coronavirus is not a hoax. Here are six reasons why, according to...


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10 of the Worst Covid-19 Super Spreader Events So Far

Super spreader events can transmit Covid-19 to dozens or even hundreds of people. Here are some of the...

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How to Read People’s Faces When They Are Wearing a Mask

It's hard to read someone's facial expressions and body language when all you can see is their eyes, but learning...


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Surprising Ways America’s Health Has Changed During Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is changing the health of Americans in surprising ways, from a possible milder flu season...


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Do Face Shields Really Help Stop Coronavirus?

Face shields can provide Covid-19 protection, but only if you wear them with a face mask. Here's...


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Coronavirus and Super Spreaders: What the CDC Wants You to Know

Super-spreader events—and super spreaders—can transmit a virus to many people all at once. The recent event in the Rose Garden...


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After Cave Visit, This Man Developed Deadly, Bat-Related Lung Infection

Nate Rose visited a cave for his 40th birthday and ended up with permanent lung damage due to histoplasmosis, a...

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How to Have a Safe Halloween During Covid-19

Don't go as a "virus super spreader" this year. Follow these expert Halloween safety tips to keep you...


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7 Best Cold Weather Face Masks for Coronavirus

Stay warm, cozy, and stylish in winter with these doctor-recommended face masks for cold weather, from neck gaiters to reusable...


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This Is How Damaging Covid-19 Can Be For Your Heart

You don't have to be critically ill to suffer heart damage from Covid-19. The virus can cause heart trouble...


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5 Types of Face Mask Accessories You Really Need, According to Doctors

Add extra coronavirus protection to your face mask without sacrificing comfort or style with these doctor-recommended face mask accessories.


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This Man Was Superfit When He Got Covid-19—and Then He Lost His Leg

After a severe Covid-19 diagnosis, a personal trainer is left in a wheelchair after having his right leg and ...


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What It’s Like to Lose Your Sense of Taste and Smell from Covid-19

More than 200 days after she was first diagnosed, a Covid-19 "long-hauler" shares her experience of virus-induced smell and taste...