A Glance at Daily Life Among the Caretakers of Britain’s Small Islands

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Alex Ingram shares a collection of images from small British islands.…

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When Symptoms of Covid-19 Don’t Go Away

Judy Londa, a 55-year-old Brooklynite who had been traveling by subway to teach art in a Manhattan public school earlier this year, developed symptoms of Covid-19 two days before in-person schooling was abruptly canceled mid-March. Ms. Londa said she was very ill for two weeks with “intense chest tightness that felt like a car was…

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Karen Elson on Body Shaming, Nudity and Speaking Up for Herself

Models are generally thought of as people who are seen and not heard, but every once in a while one of them breaks the sound barrier. Such is the case with Karen Elson, the red-haired mannequin who dominated fashion imagery at the turn of the millennium, and who has just written a no-holds-barred autobiography. “The…

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The Three-Child American Family, Under Siege

ImageThe need for a minivan might discourage some families from having a third child, but the share of families with three children has stayed constant since 1990. Credit…Alana Paterson for The New York Times There has been much fretting in recent years about falling fertility in the United States — most recently because of a new…

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In Terms of Child Mortality, It’s a Good Time for Public Health

Rule one of Hollywood screenwriting is, “don’t kill the kid.” Well, actually, rule one is more famously, whatever you do, don’t kill the dog. But if you happen to be a pediatrician who occasionally moonlights as a screenwriter, children come up more frequently; my limited life writing television scripts has involved being hired because someone…

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‘I Feel Like I Have Dementia’: How Brain Fog Plagues Covid-19 Survivors

After contracting the coronavirus in March, Michael Reagan lost all memory of his 12-day vacation in Paris, even though the trip was just a few weeks earlier. Several weeks after Erica Taylor recovered from her Covid-19 symptoms of nausea and cough, she became confused and forgetful, failing to even recognize her own car, the only…

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Outcomes of babies born to mothers with SARS-CoV-2 infection

What The Study Did: The risk of mother-to-newborn transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection was examined in this study. Authors: Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D., M.Sc., and Melissa S. Stockwell, M.D., M.P.H., of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York, are the corresponding authors. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ (doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.4298)…

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Novel map reveals how immune cells fight and remember infections

Researchers have charted the activity of tens of thousands of genes in mouse immune cells over the course of an infection. The study from the University of Melbourne, Australia, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and their collaborators created the first full dynamic map of how cells learn to fight microbes and then preserve a memory of…

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Navigating through health care data disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic

What The Study Did: The association between the COVID-19 pandemic and health care-related data collection is examined in this Viewpoint article. Authors: Makoto Mori, M.D., of the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, is the  corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ (doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5542) Editor’s…

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Scientists report role for dopamine and serotonin in human perception and decision-making

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — October 12, 2020 — Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have recorded real time changes in dopamine and serotonin levels in the human brain that are involved with perception and decision-making. These same neurochemicals also are critical to movement disorders and psychiatric conditions, including substance abuse and depression. Their findings are…

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