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High levels of microplastics released from infant feeding bottles during formula prep

New research shows that high levels of microplastics (MPs) are released from infant-feeding bottles (IFBs) during formula preparation. The research also indicates a strong relationship between heat and MP release, such that warmer liquids (formula or water used to sterilise bottles) result in far greater release of MPs. In response, the researchers involved — from… Read More »

From ‘happy hypoxia’ to purpuric rashes — here are all the perilous ways the coronavirus attacks the body

A nurse wears personal protective equipment (PPE) as she cares for a coronavirus COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit (I.C.U.) at Regional Medical Center on May 21, 2020 in San Jose, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images It’s been almost eight months since Chinese scientists first identified the coronavirus and doctors are still discovering… Read More »

Can You Catch Coronavirus From Swimming?

Pools, beaches, and lakes are starting to open. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe from coronavirus and Covid-19 when swimming. As far as health experts know, the novel coronavirus doesn’t spread through water in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that doesn’t… Read More »