As the COVID-19 pandemic fades, we may debate whether public health responses could have been better. But first we need to understand what public health errors are — and are not.
Thick smoke pouring in from Canada’s wildfires canceled baseball games and pushed air quality in major US cities to the worst in the world.
Researchers took samples of the River Thames for two years to track levels of microplastics.
Be prepared. Download an air quality app, stock up on respirators and stay inside if you can.
In 2020, with adult ICUs at risk of being overwhelmed, we wore masks and accepted restrictions. Now pediatric intensive care is at risk. Will leaders follow the evidence and tell us to mask up?
During COVID, rich countries have used masks and gloves from their medical stockpiles. But not all countries are so fortunate. We found the best way to help. It may not be what you think.
Children deserve agency in decisions that affect them, but adults are ultimately responsible for making decisions in children’s best interests.
Billions of face masks and other personal protective equipment have been used throughout the pandemic. Containing plastic, these items are damaging wildlife and their environments.
New research explores how face masks affect our understanding of speech.
Instead of minimizing current or future waves of COVID-19, we need strategies to deal with new variants efficiently. Only then can we live with the virus in a healthy way.
We tested well-fitting cloth masks made from 16 kinds of cotton, on human participants, to see how many provided filtration comparable with a certified medical mask. Most of them did.
Decreases in respiratory infections during the pandemic suggest there may be a continued role for the selective, non-mandated use of measures like masks and social distancing even post-COVID-19.
Fat people need to be empowered to critique the very groups so willing to instrumentalize their bodies for political gain.
We rely on the spatial arrangement of facial features to process faces, and wearing masks interferes with that — especially for children.
While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.
When students wear masks at school, they’re less likely to become infected with COVID-19 and bring it home to their families.
The pandemic lifestyle we are all adjusting to is the life families of children with cancer have already been living. But there have been positives, too.
Increased digital screen use, face masks and winter weather combine to form a triple threat to eye health: The dry eye triad. Here’s how to combat the resulting eye fatigue, irritation and discomfort.
How the pandemic is reported by the media can influence people’s behaviour.
Here are some practical tips to keep you comfortable while helping you stay safe.