Coronavirus Threatens an Already Strained Maternal Health System

“I didn’t feel like it was unfair of the hospital. I thought it was unfair of the universe.” — Smita Nadia Hussein, a mother of two, who gave birth on March 17 in Morristown, N.J. [This article is a partnership between The New York Times and The Fuller Project. In Her Words is available as…

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Expert Advice: Should ‘Snowbirds’ Stay or Go?

For the millions of Americans who make the migration between North and South as the seasons change, the coronavirus outbreak has created a difficult dilemma: Are they better off staying where they are, or heading home? Because they are older, the so-called snowbirds, are at higher risk of Covid-19 complications. Choosing to return home or…

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Viral Challenges Are What’s Keeping Us Occupied

In the past two weeks, Instagram has been overrun with viral challenges. On Tuesday, thousands of teenagers began posting unflattering photos of themselves to their feeds with the cryptic caption “until tomorrow.” Anyone who liked the photos, which are intended to only stay up for 24 hours, received a message from the user daring them…

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How Should I Do Laundry Now?

Now that millions of Americans are being advised to stay at home as much as possible to help limit the spread of the new coronavirus, people are re-evaluating how to manage daily tasks and chores while sticking to social distancing measures. That includes laundry. Whether you have a washer/dryer in your home or rely on…

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Things to Do in N.Y.C. This Weekend While Staying Inside

ImageCredit…Vito Fun, via Facebook This week, New York became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and starting at 8 p.m. Sunday, all nonessential businesses have closed and residents have been ordered to stay at home as much as possible. While adjusting to this new reality in the city, New Yorkers are quickly moving their social…

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With Meetings Banned, Millions Struggle to Stay Sober On Their Own

On March 13, a dozen people gathered at a Cleveland outpatient clinic for their daily therapy group. They represented a patchwork of addictions: to alcohol, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin. They were freshly out of jail, out of marriages, out of work. The newest member had enrolled just a week earlier. The three-hour morning session…

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Online Help to Stay Sober During a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has put severe stress on millions of people in recovery for substance use issues, as well as on friends and family who are trying to stand by them. Connection is considered an antidote to addiction, but the bans on gatherings have abruptly shut down support groups, leaving many people floundering for safety…

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Significance of Pangolin Viruses in Human Pandemic Remains Murky

Pangolins, once suspected as the missing link from bats to humans in the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, may not have played that role, some scientists say, although the animals do host viruses that are similar to the new human coronavirus. Peter Daszak, the president of EcoHealth Alliance, an organization that works on animal-to-human spillover…

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Neanderthals Feasted on Seafood, Seabirds, Perhaps Even Dolphins

Neanderthals are often portrayed chowing down on mammoth meals and woolly rhino ribs. But an analysis of their leftovers from a coastal cave in Portugal suggests fish and mollusks claimed a special place on their Paleolithic palates. “We all have that image of the primitive Neanderthal that eats lots of meat,” said Filipa Rodrigues, an…

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