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Flushing the toilet may spread coronavirus germs, study finds

Toilet plumes are the aerosols that are released into the air after flushing. Researchers did simulations to see how the coronavirus may spread via plumes.
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These affordable face masks are antibacterial and washable for lasting protection

These masks are adjustable in size, reusable up to 50 times, and maintains an antibacterial rate of 99%.
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Soon you’ll be able to exercise by racing a virtual ghost of your past self

Researchers at Bath University have developed a VR system that lets people in the gym don a headset to race against past and future versions of themselves.
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Lose weight from home this summer with Noom — now free for two weeks

Keen to look your best this summer? A Noom free trial is a great way to get fitter and healthier with a plan that really works.
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All the COVID-19 treatments currently in clinical trials

Institutions around the world are working to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The pathway is a long and difficult one.
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Last chance to sign up for free CME-eligible online course with Coursera

Learn everything you need to know about COVID-19 entirely for free with a CME-eligible course at Coursera
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Masks are now mandatory in Virginia — here’s where to buy them for less than $1

If you still need some cheap face masks for yourself and your loved ones but they're out of stock everywhere, Well Before has them for less than $1 apiece.
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These KN95 masks are in stock and cost just $3

Give away those surgical masks: This Texas-based retailer has the more protective KN95 for a reasonable price.
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Get in shape this summer with a free Noom subscription

Noom is a personalized coaching app that's keen to get you into shape for the long term. Grab a free trial while this offer lasts.
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Best Buy Memorial Day Sale 2020: All the best deals, all in one place

The Best Buy Memorial Day Sale is now live, and we have links to each segment, along with our choices of the best deals on offer.
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Save $200 on the Theragun G3Pro Percussive Massage Gun this Memorial Day weekend

Banish sore muscles with Best Buy's Memorial Day sale on the Theragun G3Pro Percussive Massage Gun.
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Bowflex, NordicTrack home gym equipment discounted for Memorial Day

We might be stuck at home but we can still achieve our fitness goals. Best Buy and Dick's have Bowflex and Nordic Track equipment with up to $800 in savings.
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Best Buy drops the price of Withings Body+ smart scale for Memorial Day

Best Buy's sale brings the scale to $79 and we think it's one of the better ones out there. It has a host of smart features for your weight-monitoring needs.

Brands giving back: These retailers and brands are supporting relief efforts

These retailers are helping support the battle against the virus, either by donating product or portion of their sales to those that need it most.
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Garmin’s Quatix 6X uses transparent solar panel to hit 24 days of battery life

Garmin has unveiled a new smartwatch. The Garmi Quatix 6X is a follow-up to the original Quatix 6, but has an in-display solar panel to extend the battery life.
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Bowflex Memorial Day Sale: Huge discounts on trainers and treadmills

There has never been a better time to invest in a home gym. Why? Because Bowflex has just kicked off its annual Memorial Day sale.
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The FDA has shut down a Bill Gates-backed coronavirus testing program

The FDA has requested the shutdown of SCAN, a Seattle-based coronavirus testing program backed by Bill Gates, while it awaits an emergency use authorization.

Why is the CDC still using fax machines in its coronavirus response?

While many health records are electronic, not all public health agencies have the technology to efficiently get the needed data amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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MIT says it can tell how healthy you are by analyzing your dishwasher

MIT's Sapple system could monitor your health by analyzing how you use your various household appliances, from your washing machine to your hairdryer.
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Kickstart losing weight from home with a free two-week Noom subscription

Lose weight responsibly with a personalized coaching plan from Noom. It's free for the first two weeks.
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It’s all in the wrist: Wearables are helping to treat disease and disability

The first wave of wearables brought us step counters, activity trackers, and smartphone substitutes -- the second wave has an even more health-focused agenda.
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FDA authorizes at-home coronavirus test that uses your spit

The coronavirus test from a Rutgers University laboratory allows you to collect a saliva sample at home before sending it back to the lab for a diagnosis.
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The best streaming workout subscriptions

The best streaming workout subscriptions may not be as pricey as you think. These subscriptions offer a wealth of workouts and cost less than a gym membership.
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Coronavirus antibody tests aren’t created equal. Here’s what you need to know

The Food and Drug Administration recently changed its standards around accuracy for coronavirus antibody tests. Previously, there wasn't a lot of guideance.
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Fitbit study could detect atrial fibrillation without ECG, and you can sign up

Fitbit announced a new heart study that aims to use the PPG sensors in the device to detect conditions like atrial fibrillation, using current-gen devices.
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Noom is the best way to lose weight from home, and it’s free for two weeks

Noom offers great personalized coaching plans for weight loss and healthier living. Grab a free trial now.

DIY ventilator plans are all over the internet, but is building one a good idea?

Even before the coronavirus brought the world to its knees, there were DIY ventilator blueprints on the internet. But how safe are they to build and use?
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Remdesivir: What to know about the ‘most promising’ COVID-19 treatment

Here's a quick overview of the how remdesivir works and why it might be effective against the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19

FDA authorizes experimental drug remdesivir as coronavirus treatment

The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization to Gilead Sciences' remdesivir drug to treat the coronavirus. It's shown promising results.
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The best places to go for free online workouts

The gyms might be closed, but you don't need another pricey membership to stay fit while you're stuck at home. We've rounded up 10 of the best free workouts.
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Why is it so difficult to get tested for coronavirus in the United States?

Coronavirus testing in the U.S. hasn't met any of the benchmarks various experts have proposed in order to ease social distancing measures. Here's why.
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How to run in a virtual race

Runners have been participating in virtual races to exercise and compete during the coronavirus lockdown. Here's how you can stay fit while still staying safe.
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The best online workout sites to stay fit

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Freeze-dried blood could help preserve donations for years

Blood can normally be stored for just six weeks. Using a new technique developed by researchers at the University of Louisville, that could all change.
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