Pandemics Get Forgotten. But Not at This Museum.

The collection of the German Hygiene Museum shows that the same debates recur whenever disease breaks out, even if we don’t remember them.

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Why Everyone Has the Worst Summer Cold Ever

As pandemic restrictions begin to relax, common viruses that cause drippy noses, stuffy heads and other cold symptoms have roared back to taunt your immune system.

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How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

A food safety specialist offers tips on helping to keep your food safe.

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The Best Way to Clean Your Ears: With a Spoon

Doctors strongly discourage people from scraping inside their ears. But knowing better and doing it anyway is part of what makes us human.

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Stop Kissing and Snuggling Chickens, C.D.C. Says After Salmonella Outbreak

More than 160 illnesses and dozens of hospitalizations have been reported across 43 states, officials said. “These are not house pets and a lot of people confuse that,” a poultry educator said.

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Our Homes Have Had Enough of Us, Too

Over the past year, “homesick” and “housebroken” have acquired new meanings.

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How Mask Guidelines Have Evolved in a Pandemic Year

Officials offered mixed messages about masks in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic before embracing them as a simple but effective tool for slowing the spread of Covid-19.

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After Covid, Your Health May Depend on Living With Germs

The health of our bodies and microbiomes may depend on society’s return to lifestyles that expose us to bacteria, despite the risks.

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Emerging From the Pandemic With Acne, Facial Hair and Body Odor

Young people experiencing the body changes of puberty without being in school are facing a unique set of challenges. Here’s how parents can support them.

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Has the Era of Overzealous Cleaning Finally Come to an End?

This week, the C.D.C. acknowledged what scientists have been saying for months: The risk of catching the coronavirus from surfaces is low.

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Salmonella Outbreak Is Linked to Wild Birds and Feeders, C.D.C. Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 19 people had been sickened in eight states.

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Is It Safe to Go Back to Indoor Group Exercise Class at the Gym?

Indoor fitness classes, which often result in heavy breathing in poorly ventilated rooms, can be risky. Here’s a guide to help you decide if your gym is doing enough to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Vaccinated Americans, Let the Unmasked Gatherings Begin (but Start Small)

The C.D.C. on Monday released long-awaited advice for immunized people, a glimpse at the next stage of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Virus Spread Where Restaurants Reopened or Mask Mandates Were Absent

C.D.C. researchers found that coronavirus infections and death rates rose in U.S. counties permitting in-person dining or not requiring masks.

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How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus

A dense population of vulnerable citizens set the stage for a frightening epidemic.

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Keeping the Australian Open Safe from Coronavirus

An army of workers toiled to create a safe environment at the Australian Open.

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How Dentistry Adapted to Covid-19: Less Drilling, Less Germ Spray

The pandemic has forced dentists and hygienists to change some of the methods for maintaining good oral hygiene, to protect patients as well as themselves.

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Deep-Cleaning Videos Are Getting Grosser

Stuck at home, people are excavating the mold in their dishwashers and the hair in their drains for your viewing pleasure.

#hygiene-and-cleanliness, #reddit-inc, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

With All Eyes on Covid-19, Drug-Resistant Infections Crept In

The spread of other dangerous germs is surging — a result, in part, of the chaotic response to the pandemic.

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What You Can Do to Avoid the New Coronavirus Variant Right Now

It’s more contagious than the original and spreading quickly. Upgrade your mask and double down on precautions to protect yourself.

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A Night in the Hospital, From Both Ends of the Stethoscope

As a doctor writing about medical errors, I saw potential risks lurking everywhere when my daughter was hospitalized with appendicitis.

#accidents-and-safety, #appendicitis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #surgery-and-surgeons

Dad Got the Vaccine, but No One Else Did — Yet

Vaccinated health workers must navigate another new normal: households in which not all family members are immunized.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #families-and-family-life, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

Life After Covid: When Can We Start Making Plans?

We asked Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and other experts when they thought life would start to feel more normal.

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How the Virus Swept Through a Corner of Queens

During the spring, as the first wave of the coronavirus caused havoc, five neighborhoods were the hardest-hit place in the country.

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The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense

It’s not edible, but it can save lives. The virologist Ian Mackay explains how.

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The Newest Hotel Amenity? Virus-Scrubbed Air

Hotels, and even some cruise ships, are installing state-of-the-art filtration systems that claim to tackle the coronavirus where it is believed to be the most dangerous: in the air.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cruises, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #hygiene-and-cleanliness

Masks Offer Covid Protection, Provided You Wear Them Right

New research shows adding a filter and improving the fit makes a cloth mask work even better.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #marr-linsey, #protective-clothing-and-gear

Holiday Gifts for Health and Wellness

Give someone the gift of healthy living this year with one of these gift ideas from the writers and editors of Well.

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C.D.C. Pleads With Americans to Stay Home on Thanksgiving

Even as the White House downplays the coronavirus threat, health officials warned against traditional gatherings with those from outside the immediate household.

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How Do I Make Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping Safer?

With coronavirus cases raging across the U.S., holiday food shopping just got more complicated. We asked the experts for advice.

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Why Disinfection Isn’t the Way to Stop the Coronavirus

Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say that the virus spreads primarily through inhaled droplets, and that there is little to no evidence that deep cleaning mitigates the threat indoors.

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The Coronavirus Is Airborne Indoors. But We’re Still Scrubbing Surfaces.

Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say that the virus spreads primarily through inhaled droplets, and that there is little to no evidence that deep cleaning mitigates the threat indoors.

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How Can My College Student Come Home Safely for Thanksgiving?

As coronavirus infections rage across the U.S., we asked the experts how families and students should manage the risks of the holiday break.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Safety Tips During Covid

Public health officials urge families to keep celebrations small, avoid mixing households and open the windows.

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Where Have All the Hospital Patients Gone?

Except in areas where Covid is surging, there are still no lines of patients in the hospital halls.

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The Coronavirus May Be Adrift in Indoor Air, CDC Acknowledges

After removing guidance from its website acknowledging “airborne” transmission, the agency cited evidence that indoor air can carry virus-laden particles.

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It’s Time for Diners to Ask the Servers: How Are You Doing?

As indoor dining returns to New York, the danger to restaurant workers increases. So does the need to protect them.

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How to Keep the Coronavirus at Bay Indoors

Tips for dodging the virus as Americans retreat from colder weather: Open the windows, buy an air filter — and forget the UV lights.

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Prepare Kids for Back-to-School During the Pandemic

Face mask? Check. Hand sanitizer? Got it. Here’s how you can help kids ease back into school this fall.

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Who Gets Hurt When the World Stops Using Cash

Some people don’t have credit or debit cards, so a growing number of state and local governments are requiring businesses to accept cash.

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What’s Mightier Than the Coronavirus? A Freshly Killed Chicken

How Hong Kong’s food culture has adapted to epidemic after epidemic, fending off disease while saving its favorite dishes, and its soul.

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For Kids With O.C.D., Coronavirus Precautions Can Go Too Far

How parents can distinguish between hand-washing that is a reasonable reaction to a real threat and something more concerning.

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Help! What Are the Best Precautions When Traveling by Car?

Our columnist answers your coronavirus-related questions about health and safety on road trips.

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Hotels Tout Cleaning, But Guests Say, ‘My Room Was Dirty’

Hotel companies have been promoting new cleaning initiatives for months as a way to regain traveler confidence. But guests at some hotels in the United States say they are not living up to the promises.

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How to Prepare for Your Return to the Office

Nervous about the possibility of going back to the workplace? Here’s what to take into consideration.

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Split 5 to 4, Supreme Court Rules for California Jail Over Virus Measures

In dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said officials overseeing the jail had failed to safeguard the health of the people housed there.

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See for Yourself: How Airplanes Are Cleaned Today

Airlines are fine-tuning their cleaning procedures — where they clean, how frequently and with which tools. This is what the new processes look like.

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The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says

The agency also explained more directly that people without symptoms may spread the virus. The acknowledgments should have come sooner, some experts said.

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Disney World Draws Excitement and Incredulity as Reopening Nears

The mega-resort will welcome back visitors on Saturday even as coronavirus cases in Florida remain high. In doing so, Disney steps into a politicized debate.

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Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do Now

How to protect yourself from a virus that may be floating indoors? Better ventilation, for starters. And keep wearing those masks.

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