When are two masks better than one for preventing COVID-19?

N95 masks continue to be the gold standard, but if you can’t get your hands on them, a pair of surgical masks could better protect you. (RD Stock Photos/Deposit Photo/) What’s better than one mask? The answer is rather obvious: two. For the better part of the last year, public health officials have been advising […]

Conserving tropical peatlands could be key to preventing the next pandemic

A new paper looks at the importance of tropical peatlands in facilitating disease spread and the impact of the pandemic on tropical peatland conservation and human health. (Markurius Sera / Borneo Nature Foundation/) Virologists, epidemiologists, and medical researchers have been working hard through the pandemic to figure out how COVID-19 spreads and what it does […]

Effective ventilation may be a key factor in preventing the spread of COVID-19

IMAGE: During the first wave of COVID-19, which paralyzed the world in spring, it was initially thought that effective hand washing and 2-meter social distancing would help prevent the highly contagious… view more  Credit: TalTech During the first wave of COVID-19, which paralyzed the world in spring, it was initially thought that effective hand washing and […]

Novel discoveries in preventing epileptic seizures — ScienceDaily

A team of researchers from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that an amino acid produced by the brain could play a crucial role in preventing a type of epileptic seizure. Temporal lobe epileptic seizures are debilitating and can cause lasting damage in patients, including neuronal death and loss of neuron function. […]