Can wearing masks stop the spread of viruses?

Can wearing masks stop the spread of viruses?

One of the abiding images of any virus outbreak is people in surgical masks. Using them to prevent infection is popular in many countries around the world, most notably China during the current coronavirus outbreak where they are also worn to protect against high pollution levels. Virologists are sceptical about their effectiveness against airborne viruses.

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Avoiding Health Problems When Eating Vegan

Avoiding Health Problems When Eating Vegan

Deciding to pick up a new diet can be considered a pain and a major hassle. On the other hand, choosing to pick up an entirely new lifestyle and change your entire eating habits is a completely different story. It can be a very fun and exciting time in your life, but it is also a time in your life that will require a bit of effort in order to make the right decision.

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People With Depression May Find Sad Memes Funnier And More Uplifting

People With Depression May Find Sad Memes Funnier And More Uplifting

Memes have become an integral part of online communication — and a ripe area for research. Underlying the simplicity of a grainy picture and a few words of text are countless more complex psychological questions. What determines why some memes go viral? How do they shape people’s political or social views? And in what ways do our perceptions of memes change depending on our personalities — or even on our mental health?

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Transgender Americans are more likely to be unemployed and poor

Transgender Americans are more likely to be unemployed and poor

The United States Supreme Court will issue a ruling this year in a landmark case that will determine whether transgender people – individuals whose sex assigned at birth does not match their current innate sense of being male, female, both or neither – are protected by federal law from employment discrimination. At stake is whether transgender individuals can reasonably earn a living without fear of losing their jobs simply because they are transgender.

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