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Chinchona bark is not a ‘cure’ for COVID-19 and it could seriously harm those who take it

Posts touting the curative effects of cinchona, or fever tree, bark have recently been circulating on social networks such as Instagram and Facebook. These posts promise a “natural” source of the prescription-only drug chloroquine. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are currently being researched as potential treatments for COVID-19. The public has paid increased attention to these drugs […]

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Here's What It Means When Someone Calls You a 'Simp'

If you’ve ever complimented a woman, apparently you’re a simp. A group of young men, who are, frankly, entitled assholes, have been posting TikTok videos labeling other dudes this new(ish) term. In the video, a young man (typically) stands in frame, while a mashup of Rockstar by Post Malone and Hey Ya by Outkast plays […]

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Is it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?

To prevent spread of the coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged social-distancing measures. However, airports and airplanes are not designed for maintaining the recommended six feet of space between people, and location-tracking data has shown the virus spreading along major air traffic routes. Sheldon H. Jacobson, an […]

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What it means to be immunocompromised

As any new mom would, Erin Anthony worried about germs before the coronavirus outbreak. Now, the 21-year-old mother of 6-month-old twin boys said she’s “absolutely terrified” of how fast the respiratory virus can spread. One of Anthony’s sons is in a Dallas facility receiving treatment for multiple conditions, including tracheomalacia, which causes his airway to […]

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A Dry Spell Is NBD, But Here's How To Bust TF Out Of It

Picture this: A tumbleweed somersaults along a rocky desert, kicking up a mini tornado of dust and sand. Uh, be honest…does your sex life come to mind? The barren desert image is kind of cliché, but it’s also too real. Enter: the dry spell. Droughts happen. Sometimes you’re too busy or stressed (or, ya know, […]