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Coronavirus could worsen the US childhood obesity crisis

By Christopher Carbone

Public health experts believe one impact of the school closures mandated by the coronavirus pandemic will be an increase in childhood obesity across the United States.

Wild animals have taken over the streets in major cities because of the coronavirus pandemic

By Chris Ciaccia

The coronavirus pandemic has left most of the world's major cities, including London, New York and others, empty. As humans hunker down, with shelter-in-place measures around the world enacted, wild animals have started to take over.

Flush with lid down: COVID-19 can be transmitted via 'aerosolized feces,' study warns

By Chris Ciaccia

Scientists are still learning a great deal about COVID-19 and how it spreads, but they have learned it can be transmitted via "aerosolized feces," according to a new study.

Coronavirus may be most infectious when symptoms are mildest, small study finds

By Nicoletta Lanese

People infected with the novel coronavirus shed large quantities of the virus early in their illness and likely become less infectious as the disease wears on, according to a small study.

Demand for N95 respirators is 17 times higher than normal, survey reveals

By Christopher Carbone

As cases of coronavirus continue to exponentially increase in the United States, a new survey reveals how a shortage of critical supplies combined with massive demand to fuel the growing public health crisis.

Family of 34-year-old coronavirus patient on life support makes plea for experimental drug

By James Rogers

The family of Michael Goldsmith, a 34-year-old father of two who is on life support after being diagnosed with COVID-19, has made a desperate plea to get him the experimental drug treatment remdesivir.

Spring breakers partying amid coronavirus: How cultural behaviors can influence the spread of COVID-19

By Emily DeCiccio

People across the country were outraged by images of Spring Breakers partying on Florida beaches amid growing concern over the coronavirus pandemic. University of Missouri professor Carolyn Orbann said there might be more to the college students’ actions than being purely inconsiderate and explained their actions in the context of cultural behaviors and history.

Should you wear a face mask to prevent COVID-19? Experts disagree.

By Laura Geggel

The public doesn't need to wear heavy-duty respirators, but it's a smart idea to don a face mask or wrap a clean scarf around your nose and mouth if you're going into a crowded place during the COVID-19 outbreak, an infectious disease doctor told Live Science.

Social distancing may negatively impact mental health, experts warn

By Christopher Carbone

More than 280 million Americans in 35 states and Washington, D.C. are under stay-at-home orders that restrict their movement to the bare essentials to slow the spread of coronavirus. Although the topic of has not been studied widely, experts believe social distancing can negatively impact mental health.

With coronavirus spreading, deep cleaners are in high demand

By Christopher Carbone

Microscopic in size, COVID-19 can land on surfaces and survive there for hours or days. If someone touches that surface and later touches their face, the virus has a way into their body.