Infectious Diseases

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

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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...


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...


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...


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11 Germ-Spreading Items You’re Probably Carrying Right Now

Don't forget to sanitize these items that are probably grosser than you realize.


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Exactly How Dangerous Is It to Take a Walk Outside During Covid-19?

Germ expert Jason Tetro on how to stay safe from coronavirus when taking a walk or going for a...


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How to Safely Enjoy Takeout During Coronavirus

You might not have to give up takeout. Just take these steps to avoid coronavirus and other germs when ordering...


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12 Things You Need to Clean After Returning From the Outside World

If you've left your seemingly safe bubble and ventured out into the world for groceries or other essential activities, here's...

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Should You Be Disinfecting Your Groceries?

Here's what experts say you need to do if you venture out to the grocery store during the coronavirus pandemic.


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7 Expert Tips to Dining Out Safely During Coronavirus

Health experts share their tips for dining out safely at restaurants during Covid-19 as they begin to reopen for...


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Home Cleaning Tips Straight From the CDC

Not all cleaning is created equal. The CDC has recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing, including what to do when someone...


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Can the Coronavirus Cause Strokes? What Doctors Need You to Know

There's a link between Covid-19 and stroke risk—even among younger patients. Here's what to do if you suspect...


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Should Your Dog Be Wearing a Face Mask?

Is it a smart precaution to make your dog wear a face mask—or an unnecessary measure that will only agitate...


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4 Household Products that Kill Coronavirus

Is your store out of cleaning products? Have no fear: you most likely already have everything you need at home.

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7 Tips for Safe Walking During Coronavirus

Here's how to reduce your risk of infection while getting your steps in, boosting your immune system, and getting fresh...


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11 Troubling New Covid-19 Symptoms and Complications

The CDC and healthcare workers report new Covid-19 symptoms, ranging from the loss of taste or smell to...


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19 Coronavirus Myths You Should Stop Believing

Learn to separate fact from fiction when it comes Covid-19. We asked medical experts about the most common myths surrounding...


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If You Have Coronavirus, Can You Catch It Again?

Medical experts go in-depth on whether Covid-19 immunity is possible and the cases of apparent reinfection among recently recovered...


Coronavirus Testing: Everything You Need to Know

There are tons of tests for Covid-19 out there and more coming every day. Learn about the different types and...


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How Effective is a Homemade Mask at Protecting Against Coronavirus?

Wearing your own DIY mask to protect against coronavirus? We speak with experts about whether they really work.