Evidence Shows Yes, Masks Prevent COVID-19 and Surgical Masks

By Laura (Leyla) H. Kwong, University of California, Berkeley Do masks work? And if so, should you reach for an N95, surgical mask, cloth mask, or gaiters? Over the past year and a half, researchers have produced a wealth of laboratory, model-based and observational evidence of the masks’ effectiveness. It has been understandably difficult for …

Surgical Menopause Hit Me Hard, But I’m Reconnecting With My Body —

as said Alex Fulton The call came after lunch. It was November, just before my 47th birthday. That morning, I had a transvaginal ultrasound, as I have done every six months since I became aware of my BRCA1 mutation 10 years ago. BRCA1 mutation It greatly increases the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, …