Odds of catching COVID at dentist’s office very low, study shows

Do yon need to have your teeth cleaned or a cavity filled? Go ahead. Dental treatment won’t put you at risk for contracting COVID-19, a new study affirms. “Getting your teeth cleaned does not increase your risk for COVID-19 infection any more than drinking a glass of water from the dentist’s office does,” said lead author Purnima Kumar, a professor […]

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Are you in danger of catching the coronavirus? 5 questions answered

The Chinese government has quarantined Wuhan, a port city of 11 million people, and it has restricted travel to and from several other cities, including Beijing, to contain the coronavirus that has sickened more than 800 people and killed at least 25 as of Jan. 23, 2020. A case has been reported in Seattle, and officials are monitoring a patient […]

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'I had to have chemotherapy after catching a flesh-eating disease in the Amazon'

Phillippa Stewart took on the challenge of a lifetime when she began a three month, world-first kayaking journey down an Amazonian river. But things took a turn for the worse when she contracted a deadly, flesh-eating parasite along the way. Now, Philippa wants to raise awareness about leishmaniasis and the fact 1 billion of the world’s poorest people are at […]

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