7 tips for staying safe as COVID-19 cases rise and colder weather heightens the risk

Social distancing can get tougher in the fall and winter. These simple steps can help keep you and yours loved ones healthy.

Melissa Burdi, Dean, Purdue Global School of Nursing, Purdue University • conversation
Oct. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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How to do your laundry and not get sick

Does your laundry carry germs that can make you sick? Experts dig into how you can safely tackle the dirty job.

Rose Brandt-Arizona • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~9 min

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Families can support kids' mental health whether they're learning remotely or at school – here's how

Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.

Erika Bocknek, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Wayne State University • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~9 min

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Homemade hand sanitiser recipes that could help protect against coronavirus

With shelves cleared of hand sanitiser, many people are starting to to make their own.

James McEvoy, Senior Lecturer, Biomedical Sciences, Royal Holloway • conversation
March 16, 2020 ~5 min

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Preventing the spread of coronavirus starts with basic hygiene

Health experts highlight basic hygiene measures to prevent infection spread of the new coronavirus that has affected more than 90,000 around the world.

Liz Mineo • harvard
March 5, 2020 ~6 min

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

Don't panic. Avoid crowds. Wash your hands. These are just a few of the tips experts share to help you get COVID-19 preparation right.

Boston University • futurity
March 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Harvard researchers find ways to improve on soap and water

Harvard researchers have devised what they hope is a better way to disinfect hands, using tiny aerosolized nanodroplets of water and nontoxic disinfectants that not only leave hands sterile, but use so little water the hands stay dry.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 23, 2020 ~11 min

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Anxiety can spike when seniors’ daily needs go unmet

If they don't get the help they need, seniors who have problems bathing, dressing, and cooking on their own may have high levels of anxiety.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
April 3, 2019 ~2 min

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