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  1. image of Tyson Bottenus holding the helm of a boat with a spin effect
    Microbes

    A sailor’s story captures the impact of rising serious fungal infections

    Fungal infections are hard to diagnose, hard to treat and are on the rise. A young sailor is staying positive to navigate the challenges.

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  2. a nurse draws up a syringe from a vial of COVID-19 vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    No, COVID-19 vaccines won’t make you infertile

    Contrary to misinformation spread by Aaron Rodgers and Nicki Minaj, neither the Pfizer, Moderna nor J&J vaccines cause infertility, data show.

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  3. vials of covid-19 vaccines
    Health & Medicine

    How to choose a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

    To help you choose between the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 boosters, one reporter looked to the evidence and consulted experts.

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  4. illustration of coronaviruses
    Microbes

    Are viruses alive, not alive or something in between? And why does it matter?

    The way we talk about viruses can shift scientific research and our understanding of evolution.

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  5. Lydia Melo receiving a covid-19 vaccine shot
    Health & Medicine

    What parents need to know about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

    Federal health officials authorized the Pfizer vaccine for this age group on October 29.

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  6. image of two boxes of Luvox
    Health & Medicine

    The antidepressant fluvoxamine can keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital

    A 10-day course of fluvoxamine sharply reduced hospital visits and deaths, raising hopes for an easy at-home treatment for COVID-19.

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  7. black and white photo of men on cots in an airplane hangar
    Health & Medicine

    Epidemics have happened before and they’ll happen again. What will we remember?

    A century’s worth of science has helped us fend off infectious pathogens. But we have a lot to learn from the people who lived and died during epidemics.

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  8. several doctors in scrubs and masks look at a patient on an operating table
    Health & Medicine

    What does the first successful test of a pig-to-human kidney transplant mean?

    For the first time, a pig organ was successfully attached to a human patient. It’s a step toward vastly increasing the supply of organs.

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  9. woman receiving a booster shot from a pharmacist
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s what we know about booster shots for Moderna’s and J&J’s COVID-19 vaccines

    Immunity against the coronavirus is waning, but additional doses of the same or different COVID-19 vaccines could help protect vulnerable people.

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