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Rapid tests are inexpensive, easy to use and give fast results, usually within 10 to 15 minutes. Violeta Stoimenova/E+ via Getty Images

COVID-19 rapid tests still work against new variants – researchers keep ‘testing the tests,’ and they pass

Research shows that rapid antigen tests are performing as well at detecting the most recent dominant variants as they did with the earliest strains in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over-the-counter medications, even though they sell by the millions, are not risk-free. dragana991/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Watch out for dangerous combinations of over-the-counter cold medicine and prescription drugs – two pharmacoepidemiology experts explain the risks

Some of the prescription medications you’re taking may not mix with over-the-counter drugs.
Parents need practical strategies to balance the health risks and stressors of kids getting sick as we trudge through the virulent flu, RSV and COVID-19 winter season. (Pexels)

Fears about RSV, flu and winter viruses can cause parental stress. Try these 4 expert tips to balance mental wellness and health risks

Evidence-based tools for dialectical behaviour therapy can help us manage family stressors during the virulent respiratory virus season.
In this November 1918 photo, a nurse tends to a patient in the influenza ward of the Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda, Md. AP Photo/Harris & Ewing via Library of Congress

1918 flu pandemic upended long-standing social inequalities – at least for a time, new study finds

During the 1918 flu pandemic, white people died at similar rates to Black Americans, according to a new study – a very different pattern than what occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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