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Why rapid COVID tests aren’t more accurate and how scientists hope to improve them
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — How much should you trust the results of a rapid antigen test? That’s a question many people are asking these days amid recent research… Read More
Ready for an N95? Here’s how to find a high-quality one that fits you well
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — After months of public health experts urging Americans to start wearing higher-quality masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated its mask guidance… Read More
Wear Masks To Protect Yourself From The Coronavirus, Not Only Others, CDC Stresses
The public health agency had previously emphasized that masks protect other people from viruses you might expel. The new advice gives a less altruistic reason to wear face coverings.
From Loss Of Smell to ‘COVID Toes’: What Experts are Learning About Symptoms
It’s not just a fever and dry cough. For milder cases of COVID-19, the array of symptoms can include headaches, fatigue, loss of smell and even lesions on the feet known as “COVID toes.”
Flattening A Pandemic’s Curve: Why Staying Home Now Can Save Lives
From school closures to event cancellations, the disruptions are real — and vital. It’s all to slow the spread of coronavirus so hospitals don’t get so overwhelmed that they can’t treat the sickest.
Judge Blocks Rule That Would Have Kicked 700,000 People Off SNAP
The rule, which was to take effect April 1, would have tightened work requirements for some food stamp recipients. But a judge said flexibility in food aid is needed amid a pandemic.
A Guide: How To Prepare Your Home For Coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week urged the American public “to prepare in the expectation that this could be bad.” Here are some of the steps you might consider.
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For … Lab-Grown Animal Proteins!
Some startups are making synthetic versions of animal proteins for use in foods from smoothies to baked goods. The goal: to reshape the food supply without the environmental footprint of livestock.
From Couch Potato To Fitness Buff: How I Learned To Love Exercise
Creating an exercise habit doesn’t mean you have to spend hours sweating on a treadmill. Start small, build up slowly and remember that all movement counts — even vacuuming, if you do it vigorously.
Want Your Child To Eat (Almost) Everything? There Is A Way
Giving kids a diet varied in flavors and textures from the get-go can help them be more open to trying new foods. The problem is America’s food landscape makes that ideal hard to live up to.
Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement
Georgia Gilmore organized black women to cook without raising the suspicions of their white employers, and poured the proceeds into an alternative transportation system for Montgomery bus boycotters.