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Study Ranks the Best and Worst Materials for Face Masks

Some coverings work better than others when it comes to blocking virus spray




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Is Pink Eye a Symptom of COVID-19?

Viruses are among the common causes of conjunctivitis

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Major Retailers Offering Flu Shots This Year

Find out where you can get vaccinated around the country

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AARP Explains: What to Know About the Coronavirus

How it spreads, symptoms to watch out for and vaccine development

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How the Colors You See Determine What You Feel

A new study confirms that certain hues trigger similar emotions across the globe

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Why You Need a High-Dose Flu Shot

Here's the one to get if you're over 65 — and how to time it to be most effective

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Why COVID-19 Hits Men Harder Than Women

Biology and behavior factors may be involved in this trend

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Why Drusen Can Be a Problem for Older Eyes

Tiny deposits in the retina are associated with macular degeneration

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What This Year's Flu Season May Look Like

How bad will it get? Experts share clues from the Southern Hemisphere — and COVID-19 concerns

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Schedule Your Mammogram, Despite the Pandemic

Experts expect breast cancer deaths to rise as a result of missed mammograms

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Pros and Cons of Participating in a Clinical Trial

Science needs more older adults. But what are the risks and benefits of volunteering?

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Vitamins and Coronavirus: What Doctors Know So Far

Researchers are looking into the role vitamins and minerals play in prevention, treatment

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7 Foods That Can Cause Food Poisoning

Foodborne illnesses from disease-causing germs pose greater danger as you age

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