Maria Godoy

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'Silent Epidemic': Nearly 1 In 3 Kids Exposed To Damaging Levels Of Lead

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

It's the first time global data has been gathered on the extent of the problem. Experts are calling it a "groundbreaking" report. And the ill effects can last for a lifetime.

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Why Doctors Keep Monitoring Children Who Recover From Mysterious COVID-Linked Illness

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

After contracting coronavirus, almost 200 kids in the U.S. developed a new inflammatory syndrome. Most recovered, but pediatric researchers have started a study to watch for long-term effects.

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A User's Guide To Masks: What's Best At Protecting Others (And Yourself)

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

They're made of cotton. Or polyester. Or paper. Or polypropylene. Here's what researchers say about the effectiveness of the different types of face masks during this pandemic.

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Why Some People Don't Wear Masks

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Health officials and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are urging Americans to wear face masks in public. NPR looks into several reasons people give for not wearing masks.

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Black Medicare Patients With COVID-19 Nearly 4 Times As Likely To End Up In Hospital

Monday, June 22, 2020

An analysis of claims data shows stark racial disparities among Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Yes, Wearing Masks Helps. Here's Why

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Politicians argue. Those opposed to mask mandates protest. But meanwhile, growing evidence shows that mask wearing is a critical tool in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

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A Growing Body Of Research Highlights The Importance Of Wearing Face Masks

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wearing a face mask is no fun for many people. However, the latest research shows that, especially as states open up, masks are an important tool in helpiong to control the spread of the virus.

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Protesting? Here's How To Help Keep Your Family Safe From COVID-19 When You Go Home

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Crowded protests carry a risk of coronavirus transmission. But for some, showing up is nonnegotiable. Here's guidance to keep loved ones safe from the risk you might bring the virus home.

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What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State By State?

Saturday, May 30, 2020

NPR's analysis shows just how stark the impact has been on African-Americans and Latinos. Experts say the pandemic will go on — for everyone — unless we direct resources where they're most needed.

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VIDEO: 3 Tips To Make Your Face Mask More Effective

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

If you're looking to boost your mask's ability to filter out small particles, we've got three tips from researchers who've been testing homemade mask materials in light of the pandemic.

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Mystery Inflammatory Syndrome In Kids And Teens Likely Linked To COVID-19

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Doctors in the U.S. and Europe are reporting a small wave of cases of what looks like a "shock syndrome" in young people. They have low blood pressure, inflamed hearts and other serious symptoms.

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From Loss Of Smell To 'COVID Toes': What Experts Are Learning About Symptoms

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

It's not just a fever and dry cough. For milder cases of COVID-19, the array of symptoms can include headaches, fatigue, loss of smell and even lesions on the feet known as "COVID toes."

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Disease Experts Expand The List Of Coronavirus Symptoms

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

It's not just a fever and dry cough. For milder cases of COVID-19, symptoms can include headaches and fatigue, loss of smell or taste, and even red, purple or pink bumps and a rash on toes.

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VIDEO: 6 Tips For Staying Safe While Grocery Shopping

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Coronavirus got you nervous about grocery shopping? We talked to scientists for their advice about how to stay safe at the store — and when handling food back home.

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Adding A Nylon Stocking Layer Could Boost Protection From Cloth Masks, Study Finds

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Scientists who tested a variety of cloth face masks found that a nylon overlay significantly boosted how well they work. Researchers not involved in the study praised the finding.

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Coronavirus FAQs: Can Sunlight Kill The Virus? How Risky Is An Elevator Ride?

Friday, April 17, 2020

In this week's installment, we also look at how to handle that inevitable moment — you need a plumber or electrician or another repairperson to come to your home.

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How To Stay Healthy When Your Child, Spouse Or Roommate Has COVID-19

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Sharing a home with someone who has COVID-19 raises your risk of catching the virus. But the sick person needs your support, as well as good hygiene skills. Try these "best practice" tips.

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More Questions About Safe Grocery Shopping During The Epidemic

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

An NPR science editor and Donald Schaffner, a professor of food microbiology, walk listeners through tips for safe grocery shopping during the coronavirus epidemic.

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Listener Questions About Safe Grocery Shopping During The Epidemic

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

An NPR science editor and Donald Schaffner, a professor of food microbiology, walk listeners through what they should be doing to stay safe while grocery shopping and after bringing food home.

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No, You Don't Need To Disinfect Your Groceries. But Here's How To Shop Safely

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Coronavirus got you nervous about grocery shopping? We talked to scientists for their advice about how to stay safe at the store — and when handling food back home.

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