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  1. supplement pills in spoons
    Health & Medicine

    Can supplements really help fight COVID-19? Here’s what we know and don’t know

    Unless you’re deficient, there’s little evidence yet for taking Vitamin D and other supplements to treat or prevent a coronavirus infection.

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  2. Ebola treatment center in the Congo
    Health & Medicine

    The FDA has approved the first treatment for Ebola

    Lab-made antibodies developed by Regeneron marshal an immune response and curb the Ebola virus’s ability to infect cells.

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  3. Court room
    Science & Society

    Easy interventions like revamping forms help people show up to court

    A new study shows that simple behavioral interventions called nudges can help people avoid a missed court appearance and resulting arrest warrant.

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  4. President Trump arriving at Walter Reed
    Health & Medicine

    How will Trump’s COVID-19 treatments work together?

    Remdesivir, dexamethasone and monoclonal antibodies have individually shown success in clinical trials, but combining them is untested.

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  5. representational illustration of hepatitis C virus
    Health & Medicine

    Hepatitis C discoveries win 2020 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine

    The 2020 medicine Nobel recognizes work that found that a novel virus was to blame for chronic hepatitis and led to a test to screen blood donations.

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  6. Participant in a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial
    Health & Medicine

    What does COVID-19 vaccine efficacy mean?

    The initial goal for a vaccine against COVID-19 is to reduce cases of the disease by at least 50 percent in those vaccinated versus those not.

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  7. Neandertal skull
    Health & Medicine

    Neandertal genes in people today may raise risk of severe COVID-19

    People in South Asia and Europe are more likely to carry a genetic heirloom from Neandertals linked to susceptibility to the coronavirus.

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  8. the libido-boosting drug Addyi
    Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, an experimental drug hinted at serotonin’s many roles in the brain

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  9. COVID-19 patient in the ICU
    Health & Medicine

    Defects in early immune responses underlie some severe COVID-19 cases

    Scientists are finding that strong early immune responses to the coronavirus are crucial to protect some people from developing life-threatening symptoms.

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