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Tear Gassing Protesters Could Increase Their Risk for COVID-19

The chemicals irritate the skin, eyes and throat. Research suggests that exposure may also raise someone’s risk of contracting respiratory illnesses. Continue reading

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George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery Deaths: The Everyday Health Harms of Racism

Police killings of black men gain widespread attention, but black men’s life-and-death issues are ignored on a daily basis, a physician who studies health gaps explains. Continue reading

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Are Ultraviolet Sanitizing Lights Safe for Humans?

Called “far-UVC,” this light is supposed to thwart pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 without harming humans — but some researchers would like to see more evidence. Continue reading

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What Is a Clinical Trial?

The only way to know if a medical treatment actually works is with a randomized-controlled trial. Continue reading

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Kids Aren’t Spared From the Coronavirus. A New Inflammatory Condition in Children is on the Rise.

Fevers, rashes, nausea and other less-visible symptoms point to the mysterious Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome apparently related to the coronavirus. Continue reading

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What Do COVID-19 Antibody Tests Show — and Can the Results Be Trusted?

The tests are crucial to understanding the full scope of the COVID-19 pandemic. But right now, the results aren’t reliable. Continue reading

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Do Humans Have a ‘Mating Season’?

Most animals mate at a certain time of year. But humans do things a bit differently. Continue reading

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Do Humans Have a ‘Mating Season’?

Most animals mate at a certain time of year. But humans do things a bit differently. Continue reading

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How Will COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Work in the U.S.?

Engineers build privacy into the design of U.S. contact tracing smartphone apps. Continue reading

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When Do Babies’ Microbiomes Begin to Form?

Scientists are trying to understand when infants are exposed to helpful bacteria for the first time. Continue reading

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Loss of Smell, Confusion, Strokes: Does COVID-19 Target the Nervous System?

Reports of patients with neurological symptoms have emerged during the pandemic. Scientists don’t yet know whether these are a direct effect of the virus or part of the body’s response to infection. Continue reading

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Some Types of Coronavirus Only Cause Colds — What Makes This New Virus Different?

Odds are, you’ll get a normal cold from at least one of four kinds of coronavirus varieties in your life. Continue reading

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Sporadic Fainting Sends a Woman to the Hospital. What’s Causing Her Lights to Go Out?

A woman keeps passing out, and no one can figure out why. Continue reading

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The Importance of Sleep for Your Body

The benefits of sleep go beyond brain health. Your body also depends on a good night’s rest to function properly. Continue reading

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Diabetics Break Bones Easily — New Research Is Figuring Out Why Their Bones Are So Fragile

Researchers are starting to understand why the bones of diabetic people are more prone to fractures. Continue reading

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing: Tougher Than True/False

Antibodies should indicate if someone has had an infection in the past. But the promise of “immunity testing” is plagued by uncertainty about how the immune system responds to the coronavirus, as well as concerns about the tests’ accuracy. Continue reading

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Is Herd Immunity Our Best Weapon Against COVID-19?

In the long run, it could protect us from future COVID-19 outbreaks. To get there, we need an effective vaccine. Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Genome is Like a Shipping Label That Lets Epidemiologists Track Where it’s Been

Tracking the coronavirus genome around the world is important to decide its future. Continue reading

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3 Best CBD Dog Treats: Organic CBD for Dogs

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Is it Hemp or Marijuana?

New scanner developed at Texas A&M knows the answer. Continue reading

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Can Your Pets Get Coronavirus, and Can You Catch It From Them?

Both cats and dogs can become infected with the coronavirus. The chances of them getting sick or passing it on to you or another animal are extremely low. Continue reading

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After Years on the Decline, Hepatitis C Is Returning — Primarily Among Millennials

Much to the surprise of public health officials, a once-declining disease is surging again and heavily impacting people who are under age 40. Continue reading

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What We Do and Do Not Know About COVID-19’s Infectious Dose and Viral Load

Two virologists share their thoughts about these often-used terms. Continue reading

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How Human Connection Affects Our Hearts and Hormones

Science is showing us that our social ties play a vital role in our health. Continue reading

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A Genetic Test Could Someday Predict Your Heart Attack Risk

When it comes to heart attack risk, how do you score? Scientists will soon have an idea, based on your genes. Continue reading

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Video: Should You Eat Breakfast?

How can breakfast be the most important meal of the day if so many healthy people skip it to do intermittent fasting? Continue reading

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Spending Lots of Time Indoors? Here’s How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

More time at home means more exposure to indoor allergens like pet dander and dust mites. There are a few steps you can take to keep these culprits from causing allergy and asthma flare-ups. Continue reading

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