How do I get a coronavirus test?

An increase in demand for coronavirus tests has led to local shortages – with some people being directed to test sites hundreds of miles from their homes. The government has defended its record on testing, but conceded that problems with the system are likely to continue. Should I get tested? Testing people and then tracing the contacts of those infected […]

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Diversity and Inclusion Are Important Goals—But Tokenism Isn't the Way to Do It

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that equality should be a priority for all of us, and the media, politics, and the corporate world need to be more diverse. And genuine intentions are key when it comes to efforts at diversity, otherwise it’s little more than tokenism.  Generally speaking, tokenism is about including someone in a group purely for […]

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Strength training is as important as cardio, and you can do it from home during COVID-19

We often get bombarded with the message “regular physical activity is the key to good health and well-being.” To most of us, when we hear “physical activity,” we typically think of aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, and cycling. But recent evidence suggests muscle-strengthening exercise is very beneficial to our health. In our study, published today, we argue muscle-strengthening exercise […]

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Do neck gaiters really make effective face masks?

The CDC can’t be more clear on the need for face masks. They help prevent the spread of COVID-19. They protect people around us. Masks can reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are used by people in public settings. And when they are used along with other preventive measures like social distancing, hand washing, and disinfecting surfaces, the spread […]

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