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How to have a safe holiday season during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are wondering if it is possible to safely celebrate during a pandemic. Should you visit relatives or have...

How to deal with election stress to protect your heart

Election stress is in full effect and it can take a heavy toll on our heart health. Stressful situations produce a surge of hormones in...

How to vote safely during the pandemic

While an early voting surge has lightened the potential load on polling places, many people will show up at polling locations to cast ballots...

Why scary movies are helping some people cope with the pandemic

If you’re dealing with anxiety in 2020, could watching a horror movie make you feel better? University of Chicago graduate student Coltan Scrivner says the...

Are the clouds of Jupiter haunted?

Are spirits amongst the clouds of Jupiter? The answer might be yes! A recent publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets has identified what...

Washing hands and Halloween candy can mitigate COVID-19 contamination risks

New study shows that COVID-19 exposure risk from contaminated candy could be successfully mitigated both by washing hands and washing candy using a simple...

Partial immunity with social distancing could significantly reduce COVID-19 mortality rates

Partial immunity to SARS-CoV-2 combined with social distancing would significantly reduce mortality rates, new mathematical modeling shows. In a paper published in mBio, researchers from...

How hard is it to vote in your state?

With the Nov. 3 presidential election just around the corner, a new analysis identifies U.S. states that make it easiest, and those that make...

Sick vampire bats keep social distance naturally even without public health guidance

New research shows that when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance themselves from groupmates in their roost - no public health guidance required. The...

How to trick-or-treat safely this Halloween

COVID-19 might have made this year extra scary, but it does not mean you have to give up on your favorite Halloween activities. An infectious...