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What you should know before wearing another thong

Made forever-famous by the 2000 earworm “The Thong Song” by rapper Sisqo, the thong underwear is a favorite of many women for a variety of reasons. Some find them more comfortable, others love never having to worry about panty lines, and some just think they’re fun and sexy. But as with anything we put near […]

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The top sign that you may have had COVID-19

As we enter cold and flu season, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the symptoms of a mild cold or flu bug and the symptoms of a mild case of COVID-19. After all, these illnesses are all part of the umbrella term coronavirus (via CDC) so there can be some overlap with […]

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10/28 Ample Vitamins May Shield You From Colds

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2020 — People who get enough vitamin A, D and E may be less likely to complain of coughs and sore throat, though it’s not clear the nutrients are the reason why, new research suggests. The study, of over 6,100 U.K. adults, found that those who consumed more of the vitamins were […]

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Do cloth masks work? Only if you machine wash them after use

A new publication from researchers at UNSW Sydney advises daily washing of cloth masks to reduce the likelihood of contamination and transmission of viruses like SARS-CoV-2. Cloth masks must be washed daily at high temperatures to be protective against infection, a new analysis from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney published in BMJ Open suggests. […]

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Can a home air purifier system protect you against COVID-19?

Proper ventilation in your living area may prevent illnesses and reduce transmission of viruses. But can portable air cleaners and purifiers fight COVID-19? Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, says that they generally can. “The more air exchanges and the cleaner the air, the lower the risk,” says Dr. Poland. “By itself, […]

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You don’t need to wipe down everything to protect yourself

If you were wiping down every single Amazon package, can of chickpeas, and takeout container at the start of the pandemic, you certainly weren’t alone. Clorox, the world’s biggest maker of disinfectant cleaning materials, says it’s still recovering from high demand of its popular disinfectant wipes, not expected to return to shelves until 2021. In […]