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As coronavirus myths multiply, experts sort fact from fiction

(HealthDay)—The new coronavirus continues its steady march through the U.S. population, bringing with it a second plague: potentially dangerous myths and rumors about COVID-19, spread via the internet. You may have already heard some of these coronavirus myths, which, if subscribed to, could at best mean wasted effort or—at worst—make you even more vulnerable to […]

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Will a face mask protect you from coronavirus?

(HealthDay)—The dreaded coronavirus in China has many reaching for face masks across the globe. But while mandatory in Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, a face mask is of little use, practically speaking, some experts say. “A surgical mask might provide some protection, but it’s going to be very modest,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a […]

Health Problems

Three types of cells help the brain tell day from night

Bright light at night interrupts the body’s normal day-night cycles, called circadian rhythms, and can trigger insomnia. In fact, circadian rhythms play a major role in health. Disrupted day-night cycles have even been linked to increased incidence of diseases like cancer, heart disease, obesity, depressive disorders and type 2 diabetes in people who work night […]

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Death toll passes 50 from Samoan measles epidemic

Measles death toll in Samoa reaches 53 as three children from the same family die amid national emergency that has seen ALL schools closed Low vaccination rates have allowed disease to spread rapidly and infect 3,728 Samoa a national emergency, closing all schools and making jabs compulsory Three-year-old and his twin siblings, 18 months, among […]