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Yes, You Still Need a Bidet

Yes, You Still Need a Bidet

Photo: DD Images (Shutterstock)Bidets are an everyday bathroom appliance in many other countries, but in the U.S. it’s hardly commonplace and has only recently become more commonly considered (in part from the pandemic and a perceived shortage in toilet paper). If you haven’t considered getting a bidet yourself...well, you should. Here are a few reasons…
COVID-19 resurges in reopened countries; Wuhan sees first cluster in a month

COVID-19 resurges in reopened countries; Wuhan sees first cluster in a...

Enlarge / WUHAN, CHINA - MAY 11: Residents wears face masks while riding their bicycles and scooters. The government has begun lifting outbound travel restrictions after almost 11 weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The World Health Organization on Monday called for continued vigilance as several areas…
Trump’s doctor dodges questions, suggests president tested positive Wednesday

Trump’s doctor dodges questions, suggests president tested positive Wednesday

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Enlarge / Dr. Sean Conley, White House physician, speaks during a press conference outside of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Dr. Conley said the president is "doing very well" and his condition is improving while being treated at the U.S. military hospital near Washington for…
Hint of COVID-19 immunity: 3 sailors with antibodies spared in outbreak at sea

Hint of COVID-19 immunity: 3 sailors with antibodies spared in outbreak...

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Enlarge / Fishing vessels in Seattle. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Hints of protective immunity against the pandemic coronavirus have surfaced in the wake of a recent COVID-19 outbreak that flooded the crew of a fishing vessel. The coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, infected 104 of the 122 people on board, about 85 percent, during a short voyage.…
Vaping-linked lung illness cases leap from 94 to 153 in 5 days, CDC states [Updated]

Vaping-linked lung illness cases leap from 94 to 153 in 5...

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Enlarge / A person exhales vapor while using an electronic cigarette device in San Francisco, California on Monday, June 24, 2019. Cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping rose from 94 to 153—a jump of over 60%—in just five days, according to an update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Saturday,…
Pediatricians walk back school-reopening stance as WHO gives dire warning

Pediatricians walk back school-reopening stance as WHO gives dire warning

Enlarge / American Academy of Pediatrics President Dr. Sally Goza (center) attends a meeting with US President Donald Trump, students, teachers, and administrators about how to safely reopen schools during the novel coronavirus pandemic in the East Room at the White House July 07, 2020, in Washington, DC. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The American…
Experts “extremely worried” about Delta variant as US death toll hits 600,000

Experts “extremely worried” about Delta variant as US death toll hits...

Enlarge / Combat medics from Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps vaccinate members of the public at a rapid vaccination centre, set up outside Bolton Town Hall on June 09, 2021 in Bolton, England. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories By many metrics, the US is currently doing relatively well against the pandemic coronavirus. National tallies…
Trump taking credit for lower cancer death rate is absurd, expert explains

Trump taking credit for lower cancer death rate is absurd, expert...

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Enlarge / US President Donald Trump arrives for a "Keep America Great" campaign rally at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, on January 9, 2020. The CEO of the American Cancer Society has refuted President Trump’s claim that his administration had a hand in lowering the country’s cancer mortality rate, which has been steadily declining since…
US finally has plans for the pandemic it now leads in infections

US finally has plans for the pandemic it now leads in...

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Enlarge / Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference. Bloomberg/Getty Images On Thursday, the US passed a grim milestone: it surpassed China as the country with the largest number of confirmed Coronavirus cases. The milestone was reached during what appears to be a growing public tug-of-war between senior Trump…
NIH abruptly cuts coronavirus research funding, alarming scientists

NIH abruptly cuts coronavirus research funding, alarming scientists

Enlarge / The Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on April 17, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Researchers expressed alarm this week after the National Institutes of Health abruptly cancelled funding for a long-standing research project by US and Chinese scientists to examine how coronaviruses leap from bats to…

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