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Tips from Johns Hopkins experts on how to deal with COVID-19

Worried about supply shortages, quarantines, the falling stock market or canceling a vacation? Or do you just fear the unknown regarding COVID-19? Clinical psychologist Neda...

New study estimates COVID-19 may have infected over 9,000 in U.S.

In a new study, researchers estimate that by March 1, more than 9000 people in the U.S. may have already been infected by COVID-19...

Tough travel bans may only ‘modestly’ slow coronavirus spread

In a new study, researchers found that strict travel bans, both within and outside of China, may have done little to impede the spread...

How big will the coronavirus epidemic be? An epidemiologist updates his concerns

The Harvard historian Jill Lepore recounted recently in The New Yorker magazine that when democracies sink into crisis, the question “where are we going?”...

Coronavirus: it’s time to debunk claims that vitamin C could cure it

Vitamin C is a common remedy that some people believe will cure the common cold and flu. Although it helps us maintain good immune function,...

Should you cancel travel plans due to COVID-19?

Spring break season has begun and many have their hopes set on escaping reality for a few days with their family to enjoy some...

Panic buying ahead of coronavirus pandemic: irrational or prudent thinking

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only access one item – would you choose toilet paper? Fears that coronavirus COVID-19 will...

Coronavirus: How to stop the anxiety spiraling out of control

As the novel coronavirus proliferates on a global scale, worry and panic is on the rise. And it is no wonder when we are constantly...

Smokers carry harmful compounds on their skin and clothes

In a new study, researchers found that people can carry hazardous compounds from cigarette smoke that cling to their bodies and clothes and then...

COVID-19: What you should and shouldn’t do now

Avoiding panic, steering clear of sick people, and washing your hands are the most important things to do in preparation for COVID-19, experts say. The...

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Universe’s expansion may not be the same in all directions, says new study

One of the fundamental ideas of cosmology is that everything looks the same in all directions if you look over large enough distances. A new...

Tiny robots could swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors

Tiny biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions. The natural environmental...

This compound in common vegetables may help fight fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, occurs when the liver becomes “marbled” with fat, sometimes due to unhealthy nutrition, such as excessive intake of...

Common arthritis drug linked to higher skin cancer risk

Methotrexate is a common drug with a long history; for the past 40 years, it’s been used to treat a range of diseases. Today it...

Mindfulness may benefit people with common bowel diseases

In a new study, researchers found that people with irritable bowel syndrome experienced fewer gut symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness program meant...

Whether marijuana could reduce pain is unclear, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found that medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with...