New research suggests failure to retrieve relevant details from memory may underlie face blindness

The ability to recognize faces is a complex neurocognitive skill with important social implications. The disorder, which, according to some estimates, affects more than 2 percent of the population, can lead to isolation and anxiety and impair personal and work relationships. The traditional view of face blindness—prosopagnosia in scientific parlance—has held that the disorder arises from deficits in visual perception. […]

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Wearing a face mask decreases your coronavirus risk by 65

Wearing a face mask decreases your risk of being infected with coronavirus risk by 65%, scientists find There are two main methods of coronavirus transmission, with the first being via droplets that are expelled into the air when a person coughs or sneezes The second is from aerosol particles that humans spray into air when we speak Masks prevent both […]

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Face masks mandatory in northeast Spain amid virus uptick

Authorities in northeast Spain will start fining individuals who do not wear face masks 100 euros ($113) starting Thursday when the use of masks becomes mandatory in Barcelona and the surrounding Catalonia region following a resurgence of the coronavirus. Spain ended a nationwide lockdown in mid-June after restrictions on movement and public activity succeeded in reining in the country’s virus […]

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Months into crisis, Americans face frustrating test delays

For two weeks, Rachel Weeks has stayed home, going without a paycheck while waiting and waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test from a pharmacy near Philadelphia. “I’m just so disappointed. I just don’t know how—with the resources and the people we have and the money we have—we can’t get this right,” she said. Four months, 3 million confirmed […]

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Buy These Kids Face Masks From Black-Owned Businesses

COVID-19 has been affecting Black and Latinx people far more than white people in this country, highlighting the economic inequality that has plagued us much longer than this virus. Why, then, shouldn’t Black-owned businesses get a fair share of the profit as we try to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus? That’s why we’re happy to present this list […]

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Here's everything YOU need to know about face mask guidelines

From what face masks are best, to when to wear them, here’s everything YOU need to know about the latest face mask guidelines Ad Feature by LloydsPharmacy If you’re unsure about the latest face covering guidelines, you’ll find the answers here It’s all change with the lockdown guidelines of late, and as we begin to ease back into some sense […]

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The truth about whether face masks lower oxygen levels

As the pandemic continues, the need for wearing face masks to limit the spread of COVID-19 becomes more apparent. While some people refuse to wear face masks or carry around fraudulent “face mask exempt” cards that claim they are not legally required to wear masks due to health concerns, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge everyone from ages […]

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