Safe Pregnancy As COVID-19 Surges: What’s Best For Mom And Baby?


Carissa Helmer and her husband had been trying to get pregnant for five or six months by early April, when COVID-19 started to spike in the Washington, D.C., area where they live. Maybe, they mused, they should stop trying to conceive for a few months. But then a pregnancy test came back positive. click here … Continue reading Safe Pregnancy As COVID-19 Surges: What’s Best For Mom And Baby?

Loneliness Hasn’t Increased Despite Pandemic, Research Finds. What Helped?


When the coronavirus barreled into the U.S. this year, the predominant public health advice for avoiding infection focused on physical isolation: No parties, concerts or sports events. No congregating inside bars or restaurants. No on-site family reunions. No play dates for kids. Just keep away from other people. Meanwhile, although social scientists supported that medical … Continue reading Loneliness Hasn’t Increased Despite Pandemic, Research Finds. What Helped?

Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air


High up near the ceiling, in the dining room of his Seattle-area restaurant, Musa Firat recently installed a “killing zone” — a place where swaths of invisible electromagnetic energy penetrate the air, ready to disarm the coronavirus and other dangerous pathogens that drift upward in tiny, airborne particles. click here to read the entire npr … Continue reading Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air