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Don't get your hopes up yet.
In today's news that sounds like it was thought up by Snoop Dogg, scientists have reason to believe that cannabis could fight coronavirus.Amazing.Don't get your hopes up yet, though. The study was published on an online platform for free research papers, and it ...
 
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It only took a pandemic to happen.
Well, we've done it. We've lowered daily carbon emissions, and it only took a pandemic to happen. Before you call us out and throw us a "Nature is healing. We are the virus" meme, the data doesn't lie. The earth is actually ...
 
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More reason to avoid saturated fat.
Ever had a really satisfying fat-filled meal?—only to feel like you're having an out-of-body experience after? It's not just in your head. According to a study by Ohio State University, eating a fatty meal does affect your ability to focus.The study had a group ...
 
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When style meets safety.
The face mask has become a must-have accessory in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The jury's still out on exactly how much it can help curb the outbreak, but it's better than no protection at all. That said, you don't have to ...
 
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Put down the scotch, stat.
Sorry to ruin a part of your quarantine routine, but science says drinking alcohol can actually make coronavirus worse. So, you better save your stash for later when this pandemic is over.According to the World Health Organization (WHO)—contrary to "news" spreading online—alcohol doesn't protect ...
 
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Now that's a good boy.
There are a number of experimental projects happening right now, ranging from testing kits to medication to vaccines, but this one might be the furriest one yet: medical detection dogs trained to sniff out COVID-19.The British charity Medical Detection Dogs is working ...
 
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More pollution, more severe COVID-19 outcomes.
We already know that the consequences of pollution are devastating, but new studies show that these are connected to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. And it could explain why some parts of the world have significantly higher mortality rates.A paper, published by Harvard ...
 
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According to WHO, the Philippines’ high healthcare infection rate is 'an outlier' in the region.
In a virtual press briefing on Tuesday, the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region COVID-19 incident manager Dr. Abdi Mahamud expressed the organization’s concern over the high number of healthcare workers infected with COVID-19.According to the latest data from the Department of ...
 
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Here's a step-by-step guide.
As positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the Philippines ever since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived on our shores (AKA the arrival of an infected Chinese national in the Metro in January), there was public clamor for mass testing. It is believed ...
 
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Hitting every section of your core, this simple bodyweight circuit squeezes out a full six-pack workout, quick-sharp.
You can easily elevate your average at-home abs day to pro level. All you need is the right structure. Our 15-minute session uses simple movement to targets every core muscle, from your deep abs to your obliques, with laser precision. But you’ll ...
 
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Take time to be calm and relaxed.
Just because you're staying in, doesn't mean you've avoided stress. In fact, according to studies, isolation fatigue is real. It's something you can beat with a consistent routine, healthy eating, and talking to people.Whether it's due to work stress or general tiredness, a little emotional help definitely ...
 
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The drug’s early results have made the scientific community hopeful.
A breakthrough in the hunt for COVID-19 medication might soon be on the horizon.According to STAT, the experimental drug remdesivir is seeing positive results in the early stages of its study, initiated by Gilead Sciences Inc., which saw its shares surge by ...
 
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The pandemic babies get a name.
Well, what did we expect when we locked couples inside their homes for months?It looks like the time of Gen Z is over, as another generation is entering the fold, dubbed the “coronnials” by order of the Internet. Some spell it “coronials,” ...
 
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You can never be too careful.
If you're not a frontliner, your biggest contribution to solving the COVID-19 pandemic is to stay home. That could not be stressed enough. If you're a parent, we bet you don't need much convincing to stay home, knowing how fatal this disease is. ...
 
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It could be the new normal.
Life as we know it has been changed by the coronavirus pandemic. Though that may seem like an exaggeration, a new study says current practices—social distancing, specifically—need to last until 2022.Researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health published the findings in ...
 
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Studies show promising results for the therapy.
The blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19 may help treat those who are currently suffering from it, findings suggest. Thus, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is appealing to COVID-19 survivors to donate blood.“Ang mga pasyente pong ito [na] napatunayan na ...
 
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It's the first tiger to be infected with coronavirus.
The latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic is none other than a four-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. The tiger has tested positive for coronavirus, the first of its kind to do so.The tiger in question is ...
 
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If you haven't already picked up on that.
Many of us were still recovering from the Christmas season—in terms of working out and dieting, that is—when the coronavirus quarantine was announced. Yep, just like that, it's diet break season once again.If you're one of the better ones keeping the routine going, however, hats off to you. ...
 
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The confusion is over (or so we hope).
Face masks, perhaps, have been the biggest topic of debate with the emergence of COVID-19. The entire back-and-forth conversation is often based on whether regular surgical masks could protect against the virus. And even until now, there's still no concrete answer.In fact, the closest ...
 
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The numbers don't lie.
The Philippines' COVID-19 cases have exceeded 2,000. That number may seem extreme right now, but experts from the Philippines, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) say it's far from the estimated infection peak."In two to three months, it can reach that ...
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