Humans

  1. Antibody test
    Health & Medicine

    What coronavirus antibody tests tell us — and what they don’t

    Antibody tests can give a clearer picture of who has been infected but don’t guarantee immunity for those who test positive.

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  2. COVID-19 patient lung scan
    Health & Medicine

    Some patients who survive COVID-19 may suffer lasting lung damage

    Results from a study in China suggest that some COVID-19 patients will be left with long-term lung problems.

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  3. skeletons in Mongolia tomb
    Anthropology

    Skeletal damage hints some hunter-gatherer women fought in battles

    Contrary to traditional views, women in North American hunter-gatherer societies and Mongolian herding groups likely weren’t all stay-at-home types.

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  4. Children in a classroom
    Humans

    It’s time to stop debating how to teach kids to read and follow the evidence

    Most children need help learning to read, but there’s long-standing disagreement on how best to help them. Decades of research have identified the most effective approaches.

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  5. ACE inhibitors
    Health & Medicine

    Drugs for high blood pressure don’t appear to make COVID-19 worse

    Drugs commonly used to treat hypertension did not lead to more severe cases of the coronavirus infection or higher mortality in hospitalized patients.

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  6. Male patient in a hospital
    Health & Medicine

    COVID-19 kills more men than women. The immune system may be why

    Countries with sex-specific data report more men than women are dying of the coronavirus. Women’s stronger immune response may give them a leg up.

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  7. Doctor administering supplemental oxygen
    Health & Medicine

    COVID-19 is hitting some patients with obesity particularly hard

    Doctors say some of their sickest COVID-19 patients are young and obese. One study shows they have higher rates of hospital admission and death.

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  8. Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine
    Health & Medicine

    More evidence hints that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help treat COVID-19

    A malaria drug showed no benefit over standard care in two preliminary studies examining how well hydroxychloroquine works against the coronavirus.

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  9. Testing in Melbourne, Fla.
    Humans

    Here’s where things stand on COVID-19 tests in the U.S.

    Government officials are weighing how to loosen social distancing measures across the United States, but that hinges on widespread COVID-19 testing.

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  10. Vancouver park scene
    Health & Medicine

    Why 6 feet may not be enough social distance to avoid COVID-19

    Scientists who study airflow warn that virus-laden drops may travel farther than thought.

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  11. SARS-CoV-2 infecting a cell
    Health & Medicine

    COVID-19 may be most contagious one to two days before symptoms appear

    The coronavirus probably spreads the most before symptoms appear, making containing viral transmission harder.

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  12. two people wearing masks
    Health & Medicine

    Why African-Americans may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19

    African-Americans are more likely to die from COVID-19 than white Americans, data show. Experts blame long-standing health disparities.

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