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Domestic violence on the rise as quarantine is extended

For a while now, we’ve continued to push the message that we all need to be staying inside our homes to stay safe, but what does that mean for someone whose home life is anything but safe? “It’s very scary, and just thinking about how much more stressful it would’ve been for me if I was still in that relationship ...

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Love knows no boundaries

The coronavirus outbreak has shuttered European borders for the first time in decades. But two octogenarians won’t let a global pandemic get in their way. Inga Rasmussen from Denmark and Karsten Tüchsen Hansen from Germany – aged 85 and 89, respectively – meet daily on the border near the town of Aventoft to chat and eat. Rasmussen drives to the ...

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Asia may have been right about coronavirus and face masks

In the coming weeks, if they have not already, your government is likely to begin advising you to wear a face mask to protect against coronavirus. For those living in Asia, such announcements will be a vindication of a tactic that has been adopted across much of the region since the beginning of the crisis and appears to have been ...

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Can mosquitoes spread coronavirus?

The pathogens mosquitoes spread by sucking our blood cause over half a million deaths each year and hundreds of millions of cases of severe illness. But there is no scientific evidence to suggest mosquitoes are transmitting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. There is much more to learn about the coronavirus but based on current understandings, it’s highly unlikely a ...

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US researchers are decontaminating N95 masks so doctors can reuse them

The N95 respirator masks that health care workers need to protect themselves while treating coronavirus patients are in dangerously short supply. So much so that physicians are wearing used respirators, risking infection to care for patients. But now, Duke University researchers have developed a method to clean them.The Duke Regional Biocontainment Laboratory team has already decontaminated hundreds of N95 respirators ...

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How to handle your coronavirus anxiety during home quarantine?

The world is shivering with fear and anxiety due to the massacre caused by the new coronavirus 2019. The number of newly affected persons is skyrocketing day by day. The death toll of COVID-19 disease is mounting rapidly around the world pushing us into great despair. The Governments of different countries around the world have already shut down schools, offices, ...

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Digestive symptoms were the “chief complaint” in nearly half of COVID-19 cases

Digestive symptoms may be more common in coronavirus infections than previously thought, with a small study released Wednesday finding that symptoms such as diarrhea and a loss of appetite were the “chief complaint” in nearly half of more than 200 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The research suggests that, during the coronavirus pandemic, clinicians may need to look beyond the major Covid-19 ...

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Ways to spend time with kids at home during Coronavirus spread

Coronavirus cases are increasing rapidly across the world. The general advice these days is to stay at home as much as possible. And that’s for your own health first and then the people’s health around you. So what is the best way to spend your time while you are off from work and away from socialising? This time will provide ...

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