Early reports suggested an apparent increase in OCD relapse rates and symptom severity during the pandemic. But a year on, we're learning this may not be the case.
Washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds is the best way to prevent yourself getting sick. And don't use hand sanitiser.
Why is socio-economic inequality so threatening to complex societies and how can archaeology inform public policies for mitigating it?
The expression to "wash one's hands of responsibility" comes from Christian scripture and has been part of a toxic legacy of blaming Jews for Jesus's death.
Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has begun. But getting the jab doesn't mean abandoning masks, distancing and handwashing. Here's why the current preventive measures must continue post-vaccine.
It's draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.
As lockdown restrictions are relaxed, it is key to continue high-impact non-pharmaceutical interventions that will not impede economic activity, but limit the spread of COVID-19.
It's easier said than done, acknowledges a nursing professor with four children. But it's going to be necessary during the coronavirus pandemic.
Masks are only effective if you follow certain principles when wearing them.
Changing social norms in a short amount of time is difficult, and a one-size-fits all policy is unlikely to have the desired effect.
Having the right equipment is not enough – getting health workers to use it is also a challenge.
Even in hospitals, where hand hygiene is vital, staff don't always remember to wash their hands. What hope is there for the rest of us? Thankfully, research on handwashing behaviours has some answers.
Policymakers need to figure out ways to sustain the behaviors that are helping flatten the curve as cities begin to end their lockdowns.
All states have relaxed social distancing to some degree, but there are few consistent guidelines for people to know how to stay safe. A doctor who specializes in immunology tells what he will do.
Without clear guidelines from states or the feds on how to stay safe after reopening, it's hard to know what to do. A doctor suggests things to consider in a park, at the beach and the pool.
With hand-washing top of mind, soap is an integral part of keeping clean. But people through the ages relied on earlier forms of soap more for cleaning objects than for personal hygiene.
With no place to wash hands and nowhere to physically isolate, many poor Indonesians are incredibly vulnerable as COVID-19 sweeps through the global south.
After the Covid-19 pandemic, we must seize the opportunity to make urban centers more livable places by investing in affordable housing, basic services, clean energy and active transport.
A Hungarian obstetrician was the first to nail down the importance of handwashing to stop the spread of infectious disease.
You can prevent your skin becoming dry and inflamed with some simple steps. And if you do develop dermatitis, it's important to seek early medical help.