This Halloween, trick-or-treating could be down 41%

COVID-19 is having a chilling effect on Halloween plans this year, a new report confirms. But a lot of people are also still unsure of what they'll do.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Oct. 28, 2020 ~3 min

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This Halloween, trick-or-treating could be down 41%

COVID-19 is having a chilling effect on Halloween plans this year, a new report confirms. But a lot of people are also still unsure of what they'll do.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Oct. 28, 2020 ~3 min

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COVID Changes Halloween Celebrations

VOA Learning English • voa
Oct. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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The spooky and dangerous side of black licorice

Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.

Bill Sullivan, Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology; author of Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are, Indiana University • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~8 min

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Do we have to toss Halloween out the window this year, too? Public health experts give some guidelines

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday without trick-or-treating, but you still need to make sure you are socially distancing and wearing a mask – and not just one for Halloween.

Meg Sorg, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Purdue University • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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6 tips for a safe Halloween this year

Is trick-or-treating okay this year? Can you safely leave candy out for any costumed kids? Experts break down what's safe for your Halloween.

Lisa Intrabartola-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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85% more peanut allergy anaphylaxis in kids on Halloween

Kids are much more likely to experience anaphylaxis from a nut allergy on Halloween and Easter than on other holidays, research finds.

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity • futurity
Oct. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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What’s the appeal of Halloween? 3 answers

Experts from history, religious studies, and the arts weigh in one the enduring appeal of Halloween.

Dulcy Isreal-NYU • futurity
Oct. 30, 2019 ~3 min

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Halloween candy doesn’t have to be scary for your teeth

Scared of what all that Halloween candy will do to your teeth? An expert shares tricks for choosing the best treats—and how to keep teeth healthy all year.

Boston University • futurity
Oct. 29, 2019 ~1 min

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Watch out for these 7 Halloween safety pitfalls

An expert from poison control offers Halloween safety tips for food and drink, costumes, pets, and more.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 29, 2019 ~4 min

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