Laura Hensley, The Walrus

Laura Hensley

The Walrus

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Laura:

Same Vaccine, Different Effects: Why Women Are Feeling Worse after the Jab

For decades, researchers have been conducting flawed clinical trials. The COVID-19 vaccine was no different → Read More

Negative coronavirus test? Here’s why you can’t ignore physical distancing

Some people may have misconceptions about how COVID-19 tests work and what they actually determine, experts say. → Read More

Couples embrace ‘micro weddings’ as pandemic stretches on

Between trimmed guest lists and first dances at home, Canadian couples are finding creative ways to get hitched. → Read More

It’s possible to be racist without realizing it. Here’s how to catch your own bias

"Everybody has implicit biases and they can influence our behaviours and cause us to discriminate in spite of our best intentions." → Read More

Face shields are easier to talk in, but are they safer than masks?

Plastic face shields cover the eyes, nose and mouth — all areas where the novel coronavirus can enter the body. → Read More

How the coronavirus pandemic has put Canadian tourism in ‘survival mode’

'It's my business, so I'm the only one that's here right now, just trying to keep it going,' tour company owner Joe Bailey said. → Read More

Coronavirus mutations don’t seem to be ‘dangerous,’ but other threats remain: experts

Dr. Mike Ryan of the WHO's health emergencies program said at a press briefing that RNA viruses — like the novel coronavirus — evolve quickly as they want to survive. → Read More

Did you lose a loved one to COVID-19? Global wants to help remember them

We want to know your favourite memories, the personality quirks you miss so much, how much you loved their smiles or their eyes or their hugs. → Read More

Can I try on clothes now that stores are reopening?

Many retailers are quarantining any returns for a period of time before they're allowed back on the floor. → Read More

Working out at home? Here’s how to avoid an injury

There are a few common injuries when it comes to at-home workouts, include shoulder and neck injuries, experts say. → Read More

If I tested positive for the coronavirus, when can I see others again?

You can still have persistent symptoms of COVID-19 even after you are no longer infectious, doctors say. → Read More

Mink believed to have infected farmworker with COVID-19 — can pets do the same?

Since the virus emerged, there have been reports of animals testing positive for the coronavirus across the world, including dogs, ferrets, cats, and several tigers and lions. → Read More

Zoom fatigue? How to tell loved ones you don’t want to video chat

Constantly seeing yourself on a screen is exhausting, experts say. → Read More

Do gym closures mean muscle loss? How to hit your strength goals at home

Despite the common misconception, it is possible to maintain muscular strength at home, experts say. → Read More

Hair salons and barbershops are reopening — but your visit won’t be the same

There are still many questions around safety and haircuts, and how both clients and stylists can protect themselves against exposure to COVID-19. → Read More

Making a trip to the grocery store? Don’t forget these items

Dietitians say these foods, which last long and are easy to use in recipes, are a must-have for grocery shopping list. → Read More

Easy Mother’s Day gift ideas you can make with pantry items

These easy-to-make beauty items don't require a trip to the store. → Read More

What is Kawasaki disease? Doctors explore possible coronavirus connection in kids

Children have been presenting with symptoms ranging from reddened tongues to enlarged coronary arteries, prompting concern over a mysterious illness possibly related to COVID-19. → Read More

Healthy habits slip lately? How to get them back on track

"Habit stacking" can help you get behaviours, like exercise, back on track. → Read More

Open relationships can be ‘healthy’ for some couples: study

When it comes to sexual incompatibilities, opening up a relationship can have positive effects, researchers found. → Read More