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How to train yourself not to touch your face

How to train yourself not to touch your face

We’re washing our hands, staying at home and standing 6 feet apart when we do need to go out. What else can we do to limit the spread of Covid-19? Public health experts say not enough is being done to tackle face touching — something that could make a very large difference to the transmission…MORE

FDA authorizes first coronavirus antibody test

FDA authorizes first coronavirus antibody test

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued its first emergency use authorization for a coronavirus test that looks for antibodies in the blood. That type of test, called a serology test, would be able to identify past coronavirus infections, although it may be less effective at identifying recent ones. The authorized test, from a…MORE

Print this so you don’t bring coronavirus home

Print this so you don’t bring coronavirus home

Life under coronavirus means staying home as much as possible — but you’ll likely need to make a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy at some point. With the help of physicians and infectious disease experts, we built a tip sheet to make sure you don’t bring the virus back with you. You can…MORE

Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing

Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing

A prestigious scientific panel told the White House Wednesday night that research shows coronavirus can be spread not just by sneezes or coughs, but also just by talking, or possibly even just breathing. “While the current [coronavirus] specific research is limited, the results of available studies are consistent with aerosolization of virus from normal breathing,”…MORE

Humans are terrible at being apart. Here’s why and what to do about it

Humans are terrible at being apart. Here’s why and what to do about it

In Tokyo, crowds have been congregating in parks each day to see the cherry blossoms at peak bloom. Some 6,000 miles away in Washington DC, people were doing the exact same thing. Like so many people in so many countries, they are willfully ignoring government advice to stay at home and to keep well away…MORE

FDA calls for heartburn drug Zantac to be pulled from market immediately

FDA calls for heartburn drug Zantac to be pulled from market immediately

The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting that manufacturers pull all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by the brand name Zantac, from the market immediately, the agency announced on Wednesday. The FDA noted that an ongoing investigation has determined that levels of a contaminant in the heartburn medications increase over time and when…MORE

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