Health & Medicine

  1. Melissa Pluguez gives a man the COVID-19 vaccine at an outdoor outreach event
    Health & Medicine

    How one medical team is bringing COVID-19 vaccines to hard-to-reach Hispanic communities

    Unidos Contra COVID’s Spanish-speaking volunteers go to where Philadelphia’s Hispanic people gather, giving shots and addressing concerns one-on-one.

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  2. several makeup items - lipstick, a compact, blush brush, mascara - sit on a cream-colored background
    Chemistry

    Many cosmetics contain hidden, potentially dangerous ‘forever chemicals’

    Scientists found signs of long-lasting PFAS compounds in about half of tested makeup products, especially waterproof mascaras and lipsticks.

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  3. older man receiving coronavirus vaccine injection
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

    No one knows if coronavirus booster shots will be necessary. But researchers are working on figuring that out.

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  4. illustration of an egg bursting out of an ovary
    Health & Medicine

    Solving mysteries of reproduction helped make parenthood possible for millions

    Over the last 100 years, research has shed light on where we come from — how a single fertilized egg manages to develop into an organism that is unique, complex and most decidedly human — and technology has helped spur the process.

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  5. man sitting in a chair receives an infusion of aducanumab
    Health & Medicine

    FDA approved a new Alzheimer’s drug despite controversy over whether it works

    A new Alzheimer's treatment slows progression of the disease, the drug’s developers say. But some researchers question its effectiveness.

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  6. mother in Bangladesh feeding malnourished child
    Health & Medicine

    Food that boosts gut microbes could be a new way to help malnourished kids

    Malnourished children in Bangladesh fed a food aimed at restoring gut health grew more than those who got a traditional high-calorie supplement.

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  7. a photo of a protest in Washington, D.C.
    Health & Medicine

    After 40 years of AIDS, here’s why we still don’t have an HIV vaccine

    The unique life cycle of HIV has posed major challenges for scientists in the search for an effective vaccine.

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  8. A man and woman wearing face masks greet a young boy walking out of a school where four people, also in face masks, are standing in the doorway
    Health & Medicine

    After vaccinating 95 percent of adults, a Brazilian city is returning to normal

    An experiment to vaccinate all adults against COVID-19 in Serrana shows that widespread immunization drastically cuts hospitalizations and deaths.

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  9. A young woman sitting at a kitchen table injects insulin into her arm
    Health & Medicine

    A repurposed TB vaccine shows early promise against diseases like diabetes and MS

    The potentially helpful effect of the BCG vaccine on type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases is beginning to make sense.

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  10. A woman in a mask and a disposable apron injects a vaccine into the arm of a man who is seated.
    Health & Medicine

    Vaccinating people in developing countries costs far less than doing nothing

    Shots for half the adults in those countries will cost $9.3 billion, the Rockefeller Foundation reports. Doing nothing could cost trillions.

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  11. photo of six or so people in Grand Central Station wearing facemasks. a woman in the center takes a selfie
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s what we know about the risks of serious side effects from COVID-19 vaccines

    Allergic reactions, blood clots and possibly heart problems are rare and their risks don’t outweigh the benefits of getting vaccinated, experts say.

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  12. image of the exterior of the Wuhan Institute of Virology
    Health & Medicine

    Here are answers to 3 persistent questions about the coronavirus’s origins

    Calls to double down on investigations into where SARS-CoV-2 came from — nature or a lab accident — are rising as answers remain scarce.

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