Health

Every news story, talk show, and meme is centered around the coronavirus (COVID-19) right now. With so much focus on it, it’s easy to psych yourself out and think you’re infected when you feel the slightest headache coming on. Compare these 11 subtle signs that you may have coronavirus to the symptoms you’re experiencing. Note:
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You might think you’re doing everything you can to stop COVID-19 in its tracks. But the virus is highly contagious, and although you have good intentions, some of your actions may be inadvertently increasing the spread. According to a study published in Science Daily, more than 10% of coronavirus patients who sought treatment were infected
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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate the world, with the death toll quickly piling up. By now, most of us are educated on prevention measures (which include social distancing, proper hand hygiene, and regularly disinfecting surfaces) and can thoroughly identify the symptoms (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell).  However, there
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All of our lives have been uprooted due to the coronavirus and our normal schedules are a thing of the past. With the stress of contracting this scary virus on your mind and your routine thrown out the window, you may rely on common day-to-day habits to make at least one part of your life
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If you like to have a drink once in a while, chances are you’re having a few more than usual, given the fact that we’re all self-isolating. But the reason why we’re self-isolating—to protect against the coronavirus—is all the more reason to drink less. You need your immune system at full strength to combat COVID-19.
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As you read this, the CDC is weighing whether or not to ask all Americans to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, aka COVID-19. Meanwhile, face masks are in short supply at medical centers—and selling out on Amazon. We talked to doctors who made the case for wearing a face
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If you’re going through all the trouble to self-isolate, you might as well do it exactly right. Don’t let all your hard work be undone by a potentially fatal mistake. We asked the experts for their professional insight into all the ways you are self-isolating wrong, and what they have to say could save your
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It’s scary to read the headlines: Those over 65, exclaims the CDC, are more at risk of severe illness from the coronavirus (COVID-19) if they have underlying conditions. Here’s what it’s like if you get it at that age. Knowing what to expect can help with survival. Pass this story along to someone who needs
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Because your body hasn’t experienced the coronavirus before, you’re not immune. But that doesn’t mean you’re powerless. There are definite things you can do—and not do—to slow the spread and protect people who are most vulnerable. Here’s what experts say are some of the most common health mistakes that can cause coronavirus.  Shutterstock This is
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You’ve dreamt of this for years: The ability to work from home. No more long commute, office politics, endless meetings or burnt industrial-strength coffee. But there are tradeoffs, and the nature of remote work can come with issues and irritations of its own. In fact, if you don’t work smart, you could end up jeopardizing
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If your fairy godmother could grant you one wish right now, I know what it would be. Please, wave your magic wand and stop me, and those I love, from getting the coronavirus. Well here’s the news. I’m the fairy godmother—well, actually, a fairy goddoctor—and you can have your wish. It’s simple—follow the government’s advice
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So, how’s isolating going for you? Did you get dressed today? Have you exercised? Or are you an essential worker, and reading this from your workplace—afraid to bring the virus home? No matter where you find yourself during the coronavirus pandemic, you’ll want your home to be the safest place possible. Which is why reading
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With the coronavirus outbreak rapidly growing worldwide, one thing doctors like me know for sure is that COVID-19 is very good at infecting people. We already know that some people are much more susceptible to infection and it can put healthy individuals in critical condition, when others don’t experience any symptoms at all but they
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You think you’re safe from coronavirus (COVID-19) by following all the rules. But that doesn’t mean you’re not at risk. If you fall into a high-risk category, it’s even more crucial to protect yourself. Review these 20 things that put you in danger so you can learn how to be even more cautious—saving your life
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Touching, like the other five senses, used to be effortless and one of life’s great pleasures. Now, with the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19), your fingers have become a time bomb. The trigger: a once-innocent delivery box or elevator button, which could cary deadly viral particles. Whatever you do, avoid this list of 40 things you
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With numerous restaurants shutting their doors and cities mandating “stay at home” policies, going to the grocery store and stockpiling is essential. But when is it the right time to go to the grocery store? Is it safe? While coronavirus continues to spread, it’s important to stay home unless essential, especially if you are feeling
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No matter how many headlines you’ve read, you still might be confused about certain things regarding the coronavirus. Can you get it twice, or are you immune after the first time? If you’re young, is the disease always mild? And does the hold-your-breath-test actually work? We asked doctors around the country to answer 12 questions
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There’s a reason “cabin fever” is the name of a popular horror movie: Being trapped inside with a virus stalking you outside sounds like a nightmare! But it doesn’t have to be.  Although “cabin fever” is a real feeling—causing “irritability, restlessness, boredom, excessive sleepiness, and a feeling of dissatisfaction,” according to Dan Seitz from Psychology
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They are on the frontlines—but are human, just like you, and no one wants to catch the coronavirus. Here’s how the country’s medical professionals stay healthy enough to fight it. Shutterstock “For grocery shopping, wearing gloves or repeatedly sanitizing hands, and not touching the face, helps reduce germ contact,” says Dr. Delia Weiss, an internist
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It’s not just you: Times are tough. The daily developments surrounding the coronavirus epidemic have us all feeling apprehensive, anxious and stressed at times. The good news: There are simple things you can do to feel better fast. First, turn off the TV news. Next, read this list of experts’ advice on how to get
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You know eating nutritious foods and regularly exercising are healthy habits to implement—but it’s never been harder to do that than during self-isolation thanks to the coronavirus. Moving your body is the best way to keep your mind healthy, your body lean, and your systems firing on all cylinders. It’s also the best way to
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The coronavirus pandemic has put the world in uncharted waters—a world of total city shutdowns and toilet-paper scarcity. The uncertainty surrounding the virus, including daily headlines about the rising case count, can be alarming. But it’s never a good idea to panic. We asked the experts to give us 30 good reasons why. Read to
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You’re hot, your throat tickles, your eye feels wonky—and, oh no, is this it? Is this the coronavirus? Do you have it??? Here are seven early signs that you might. Shutterstock “For most people, the coronavirus will be like any other flu or cold. Many people catch these illnesses during their lives and experience only
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If this uncertain time has your anxiety levels spiking, you’re not alone. Organizing an emergency kit that includes the essentials will keep you ready for anything. While no one is sure of the next steps or how long we’ll need to stay at home, a kit full of useful items will make you feel confident
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Floyd Cardoz, the chef behind former critically-acclaimed restaurants in New York City, Tabla, Paowalla, and Bombay Bread Bar, has passed away after contracting COVID-19. According to independent news site, Scroll.in, Cardoz, 59, passed away today in a hospital in New Jersey. The renowned chef, known for masterfully infusing Indian flavors into American cuisine, first posted
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It’s no question that people everywhere are stressed right now. With more and more cases of COVID-19 popping up across the globe and with unpredictable outcomes lying ahead, people are in need of something to help them relax now, arguably, more than ever before. Tea can offer some support in this department, which is why
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COVID-19 is the biggest threat to human existence in living memory. We are all feeling shocked, dismayed, and a degree of helplessness, as we watch the way of life we have lived and loved—disappearing. The virus doesn’t discriminate by country or creed—but it does affect men differently than women.Read on and find out a few
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The coronavirus pandemic has generated endless online rumors and fake news, promising false cures and causing panic and uncertainty. As a medical microbiologist, I see them everywhere. Here is the list of fake news and cures circulating online that you need to avoid under any circumstances, followed by the truth about a “cure.” Share this
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