We might need to keep wearing masks into 2022 to defeat COVID-19

Despite a sharp decline in coronavirus cases and continued success with COVID-19 vaccines, it’s looking likely we will still be wearing masks for some time to come. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s coronavirus czar, said it’s possible masks could be needed until 2022. “I want it to keep going down to a baseline that’s so low there is virtually no […]

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How Dogs Might Help Sniff Out Coronavirus Infections at Miami Heat Games

Like everything else, sporting events have been thrown into turmoil by the COVID-19 pandemic. Games have been cancelled and postponed, and fans haven't been allowed in many stadiums for several months. (Fan attendance across the country depends on a number of factors, including local coronavirus guidelines, which vary by state.) In Florida, the Miami Heat have announced they'll use coronavirus-sniffing […]

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You Might Be Allergic To Your Jewelry If This Happens

When you don a sparkly bauble on your hand or dangle chandelier earrings from your ears, it’s safe to assume you’re doing so to add some pizzazz to your outfit or because the pieces of jewelry have sentimental value. Chances are, you’re not planning on your jewelry causing red, itchy, lumpy skin. But if you’re allergic to certain types of metal, this […]

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Role of birth order on career choice might have been overestimated in previous research

In a new study that could turn what we know about birth order upside down, a University of Houston researcher has found that the role of birth order on career types, occupational creativity and status attainment might have been overestimated in previous research. The only finding that replicated previous research was a small effect of birth order on educational attainment, […]

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Need an IV or Stitches? Virtual Reality or Hypnosis Might Ease Pain

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Virtual reality glasses or hypnosis can relieve pain and anxiety in people having short medical procedures, a new study finds. For those getting an IV catheter or stitches to close a wound, for example, these distraction techniques reduce the need for painkillers, say researchers in Belgium. The study is by Dr. E. Kubra Okur Kavak […]

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‘Smell Training’ Might Speed the Sense’s Return After COVID

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Special training may help COVID-19 patients regain their sense of smell after suffering parosmia, a new British study suggests. Parosmia is a condition where people have strange and often unpleasant smell distortions. Instead of smelling a lemon, for example, you may smell rotting cabbage, or chocolate may smell like gasoline. Parosmia has been linked to […]

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Disney World is reducing its hours, but not for the reason you might think

The happiest place on earth has some sad news for Mickey Mouse fans — but the reason why may surprise you. Sadly, Disney World is already operating at reduced hours and now will be decreasing them even more, according to the Washington Post. The safety of cast, crew, and guests amid a global pandemic is surely why the park is […]

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