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It’s official: The CDC wants you to wear a mask

It’s official: The CDC wants you to wear a mask

The science shows face masks work both to protect the wearer and to protect others from coronavirus, and everyone needs to wear one when around other people in public, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Even cloth face masks help enough to be worthwhile, three top CDC officials said in a commentary…MORE

Gen X faces more years of ill health than baby boomers, study suggests

Gen X faces more years of ill health than baby boomers, study suggests

People in their 40s and 50s are in worse physical shape than people in their 60s and early 70s were at the same age, according to a new study. The analysis of 135,000 people living in England has suggested that although they’re are living longer, their lives aren’t necessarily healthier. Researchers described the finding as…MORE

Doctors remove live worm from woman’s tonsil

Doctors remove live worm from woman’s tonsil

A woman in Japan got more than she bargained for after visiting the doctor with an irritated throat, as she was told that a worm was living inside her tonsil. The 25-year-old woman underwent a physical examination at Tokyo’s St. Luke’s International Hospital after being left with throat pain and irritation five days after eating…MORE

CDC director says masks are key for reopening of schools

CDC director says masks are key for reopening of schools

Getting children back to in-person learning is important for their social well-being — but the key to reopening classrooms during the coronavirus pandemic is masks, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Dr. Robert Redfield, speaking during a Buck Institute webinar, said everyone should work together to find common ground…MORE

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