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What not to do while exercising with a face mask

While you don’t need to wear a face mask while exercising in the privacy of your own home, you may need to wear one if you’re exercising outdoors where you might come in contact with people. There’s also a possibility that, as we move away from round the clock social distancing and come out of […]

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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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No, apple cider vinegar does not 'kill' coronavirus

It’s not surprising that in the face of widespread coronavirus panic, there’s quite a bit of misinformation being spread. Nose around in dedicated coronavirus Facebook groups or explore the #coronavirus tag and you’ll spot influencers and brands claiming that they have the secret remedy to prevent and cure the illness. And of course, apple cider […]

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Nearly half of U.S. smokers not advised by doctors to quit

Too few American smokers are advised by their doctors to quit, according to a report released Thursday by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D. “Forty percent of smokers don’t get advised to quit,” Adams told The New York Times. “That was a shocking statistic to me, and it’s a little embarrassing as a health professional.” […]