How to prep anxious kids to go back to school

An expert breaks down how parents can help kids stressed about the pandemic get back to school while watching for signs of emotional distress.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents anxiety stress childrens-health emotions featured health-and-medicine

Portable UV chambers could disinfect PPE anywhere

Portable UV disinfection chambers that use light to inactivate virus particles could help health workers reuse personal protective equipment.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses health-and-medicine ultraviolet-light

Watch: Simple test shows masks reduce droplet spray

Check out video of an experiment that offers visual proof of the way face masks cut droplet emission while people are talking.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 featured health-and-medicine

Watch: Simple test shows masks cut droplet spray

Check out video of an experiment that offers visual proof of the way face masks cut droplet emission while people are talking.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 featured health-and-medicine

More COVID-19 knowledge may cut your pandemic stress

"The more factual information people knew about COVID-19, the less stress they had," researchers report. "That was true across age groups."

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Aug. 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 stress learning featured health-and-medicine

How schools will have to ‘adapt creatively’ this fall

An expert breaks down the many challenges of opening school during the COVID-19 pandemic and explains how schools are adapting for the fall.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education covid-19 childrens-health featured health-and-medicine

Why do US COVID patients have more abnormal liver tests?

Researchers have found that COVID-19 patients in the US have a far higher rate of abnormal liver tests than studies showed for patients in China.

Brita Belli-Yale • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 hepatitis featured health-and-medicine livers

COVID-19 makes US housing crisis even worse

One in seven people in the US say they worry about paying rent. An expert digs in to how COVID-19 has made the housing crisis worse, and how to fix it.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money housing homelessness society-and-culture

Dedicated clinics can ‘flatten the curve’ in flu pandemics

Dedicated flu clinics can limit the number of people infected and could help policymakers seeking ways to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, too.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: influenza covid-19 vaccines viruses health-and-medicine

Can boosting the immune system treat COVID-19?

The immune systems of seriously ill COVID-19 patients can't do enough to protect them. Boosting immune cell activity may offer a good treatment strategy.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses health-and-medicine immune-systems

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