Health & Medicine

  1. group of children at camp running along a path
    Health & Medicine

    How four summer camps in Maine prevented COVID-19 outbreaks

    More than 1,000 kids and staff members from all over the country attended the camps, but only three people ended up testing positive for the virus.

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  2. false-color microscope image of HIV on a human cell
    Health & Medicine

    In a first, a person’s immune system fought HIV — and won

    Some rare people may purge most HIV from their bodies, leaving only broken copies of the virus or copies locked in molecular prisons, from which there is no escape.

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  3. man donating COVID-19 plasma
    Health & Medicine

    COVID-19 plasma treatments may be safe, but we don’t know if they work

    Blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors can be used to treat hospitalized patients, FDA says, but researchers question how well it works.

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  4. Black person holding Black baby
    Health & Medicine

    What we can learn from how a doctor’s race can affect Black newborns’ survival

    When Black physicians attended Black newborns after a hospital birth, it reduced the mortality gap between Black and white babies.

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  5. coronavirus illustration
    Health & Medicine

    A man in Hong Kong is the first confirmed case of coronavirus reinfection

    During a 33-year-old man’s first round with the virus, he had symptoms, but not the second time — a hint his immune system protected him from disease.

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  6. Sick woman at home
    Health & Medicine

    New treatments aim to treat COVID-19 early, before it gets serious

    Some new drugs that may stop the coronavirus from getting into cells, or from reproducing itself, may treat the illness as soon as it’s diagnosed.

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  7. guinea pig
    Health & Medicine

    Dust can spread influenza among guinea pigs, raising coronavirus questions

    In three out of 12 guinea pig pairs, an animal coated in influenza virus, but immune to infection, spread the virus to another rodent through dust.

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  8. people staying cool during heat wave
    Climate

    Hurricanes have names. Some climate experts say heat waves should, too

    A newly formed international alliance aims to raise awareness about extreme temperatures and protect vulnerable populations.

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  9. man running while wearing a neck gaiter over his nose and mouth
    Health & Medicine

    4 reasons you shouldn’t trash your neck gaiter based on the new mask study

    Despite news coverage to the contrary, the study was meant to figure out how to evaluate masks, not actually do the comparison.

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  10. Russia coronavirus vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s what we know about Russia’s unverified coronavirus vaccine

    Despite incomplete testing, Sputnik V may be the first COVID-19 vaccine given to the general public, rolling out initially to teachers and doctors.

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  11. Cat on a bed
    Health & Medicine

    How two coronavirus drugs for cats might help humans fight COVID-19

    Scientists are exploring if drugs for a disease caused by a coronavirus that infects only cats might help also people infected with the coronavirus.

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  12. Kid hanging upside down on a jungle gym
    Anthropology

    Better playground design could help kids get more exercise

    Playgrounds designed for imaginative play can make a difference in how much kids move

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