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3 Coronavirus Facemask Myths

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There’s a health danger that is spreading even faster than the coronavirus.

Misinformation about COVID-19 is rampant.

Hundreds of Facebook posts and YouTube videos have gone viral with claims about the pandemic that have no basis in fact. 

A study published online in BMJ Global Health has attempted to gauge the problem.[1]

The researchers focused on YouTube. They searched the website for the most popular videos having to do with coronavirus and COVID-19.

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6 Ways You’re Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Lungs

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The coronavirus pandemic has us all thinking more about our lungs. 

What many of us don’t know is that it’s easy to damage your respiratory system without knowing it. Potential lung dangers lurk where you’d least expect it. 

Here are six ways you may be unknowingly hurting your lungs.

Avoid These Stealth Respiratory Dangers During the Pandemic

  1. Vacuuming and sweeping. Running a vacuum along the floor or sweeping kicks up dust.
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7 Weird COVID-19 Symptoms You Don’t Know About

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When the coronavirus outbreak began, we were told that a fever and cough were the two main signs that you were infected. 

But as the pandemic continued, doctors began reporting other symptoms that seemed surprising. Some patients had toe lesions. Others lost their sense of smell. Seniors often had mental issues.

Now, as the U.S. tops 1.5 million COVID-19 cases, doctors are discovering even more symptoms that had not been previously associated with the illness. 

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Coronavirus: Cell Phones Cause ‘Rapid’ Spread, Researchers Find

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Cell phones are “ideal vehicles” for spreading coronavirus.

That’s the conclusion of researchers who completed a major new analysis of how the devices transmit germs.

Researchers from Australia’s Bond University reviewed 56 studies focused on contamination of cell phones by pathogens including viruses. The data was extensive…gathered from 24 countries between 2006 and 2019.[1]

Professor Lotti Tajouri was the study author.

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Pandemic Support: 5 Ways to Improve Lung Health

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The condition of your lungs has never been more important.

The coronavirus attacks the respiratory system. That means the strength of your lungs may determine if you live or if you die if you get COVID-19.

When people are infected, the virus travels to the mucus membranes before spreading to the lungs. To control the infection, the body responds with inflammation in the lungs.

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Coronavirus: Could This Be Why More Americans Are Dying?

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

The U.S. has the highest obesity rate by far of any developed country. The vast majority of Americans—nearly three-quarters of us—are either obese or overweight.

This would be a major health crisis in the best of times. But during the coronavirus pandemic, it is proving to be even more deadly.

Four recent studies show that obesity may be the single greatest risk factor other than age for having a severe case of COVID-19 or dying of it.

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