Infectious Diseases

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

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9 Tips for Using a Public Restroom During Coronavirus

Have to use a public restroom during Covid-19? Follow these expert tips from wearing a face mask to...


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When Will It Be Safe to See My Grandparents Again?

It's still risky to see your grandparents, but doctors offer their tips for how to safely visit your elderly loved...


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10 Stylish Face Masks You Can Buy for Work

Here are effective and stylish face masks that help reduce the spread of Covid-19 if you are returning to...


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Can Covid-19 Harm Your Brain?

As many of half of patients with severe Covid-19 may experience cognitive symptoms, including dizziness and headaches, new research suggests.


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Covid-19 Hits People of Color Harder—How Racism Plays a Role

Covid-19 is having a greater impact on people of color. Here's how one extended family struggled to get care during...


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I Had My First Hair Appointment Post-Quarantine—Here’s What It Was Like

Like so many other people during coronavirus, I attempted DIY hair care and failed. When my salon reopened, I was...


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How Can I Avoid Catching Coronavirus on Public Transportation?

Precautions like wearing a face mask and maintaining physical distance can help reduce your risk of catching coronavirus...


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Does Chlorine Kill Coronavirus?

Summer's here, and everyone is wondering if it's safe to go back in the water.

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14 Coronavirus Mistakes You’ll Probably Make This Summer

Here's your guide to safely making the most of the warm weather and outdoors in summer 2020.


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Taking Hydroxychloroquine to Prevent Covid-19 Is Dangerous—Here’s What You Can Do Instead

The FDA revoked the emergency use authorization of hydroxychloroquine sulfate and chloroquine for the treatment of Covid-19 as studies began...


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How Can I Avoid Catching Coronavirus on an Elevator?

If you're riding the elevator at work, health experts offer tips to avoid catching coronavirus, such as using a...


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If You Donate Blood Now, You Can Get a Free Covid-19 Antibody Test

For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood donations for Covid-19 antibodies. This will give you...


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10 Best Face Masks You Can Buy for Exercise

These face masks for exercise are designed for maximum breathability and comfort. Health experts explain how to find the...


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Racism in Healthcare: How to Get the Covid-19 Care You Need

One reason Covid-19 is hitting black people and others of color especially hard is bias in healthcare. While it's an...


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How Can I Avoid Catching Coronavirus at the Office?

An infectious disease expert explains how to keep you and your coworkers safe from coronavirus if you're returning to...


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9 Best Face Masks for Summer

These coronavirus face masks are designed to keep you cool and comfortable on hot summer days while limiting the spread...

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How Can I Avoid Covid-19 at the Gym?

In spite of the coronavirus risk, many card-carrying gym members are eager to get back to pumping iron and...


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How Soon Will We Have a Coronavirus Vaccine?

At last count, there were more than 160 potential Covid-19 vaccines in development. The race is on to find a...


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What You Should Know About Coronavirus Antibody Testing

Testing for antibodies to Covid-19 do hold promise but they're still a long way from delivering on those promises, experts...


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Does Your Blood Type Increase Your Coronavirus Risk?

Early research hints that your blood type may affect your risk for Covid-19, but experts are quick to caution that...


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Do Viruses Spread at the Gas Pump?

Viruses can live up to 72 hours on gas pump handles, keypads and other high-touch surfaces in public spaces. Here...

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Antibacterial Soap vs. Regular Soap: Which Should You Be Using?

Turns out when it comes to a hand soap that's most effective at fighting the novel coronavirus—and in general—there's...


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12 People Who Were True Health Heroes During Covid-19

We don't have enough space to honor all the Covid-19 heroes, but here are 12 people—including healthcare workers, political activists,...


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Can You Catch Coronavirus From Swimming?

Pools, beaches, and lakes are starting to open. Here's what you need to know to stay safe from coronavirus and...


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Can You Catch Coronavirus From Your Clothes?

Could your own clothing carry coronavirus? Germ expert Jason Tetro weighs in on this, and more of your most...


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Going to the Dentist During Covid-19: 10 Hygienist Tips

Dental experts offer tips on what to expect during your next dentist appointment, and whether it's a good idea to...


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What Kills Bacteria and Viruses—And What Doesn’t

Looking to disinfect your house and your stuff during the coronavirus pandemic? Here's what you need to know about...