How to (Literally) Drive the Coronavirus Away

Because it’s not always practical to have all the windows wide open, especially in the depths of winter, Dr. Mathai ...
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One Sentence in Biden Stimulus Plan Reveals His Health Care Approach

Tucked into President-elect Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is a one-sentence provision that could drive billions in federal subsidies to ...
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Biden to Elevate Science Adviser to His Cabinet

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced on Friday that he will elevate the role of science in his cabinet as ...
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C.D.C. Warns New Virus Variant Could Fuel Huge Spikes in Covid Cases

“We know that that’s an overestimate of the current level of vaccination that’s occurring,” said Michael Johansson, a researcher at ...
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Need a New Knee or Hip? A Robot May Help Install It

“When I started practice 30 years ago, if someone had hip pain, we’d take an X-ray and even if they ...
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Biden Picks Former F.D.A. Chief to Lead Federal Vaccine Efforts

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has chosen Dr. David Kessler to help lead Operation Warp Speed, the program to accelerate ...
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USask study finds COVID isolation worsens student diets, inactivity, and alcohol intake

A University of Saskatchewan study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant worsening of already poor dietary ...
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T cells linked to myelin implicated in MS-like disease in monkeys

Scientists have uncovered new clues implicating a type of herpes virus as the cause of a central nervous system disease ...
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COVID-19 deaths really are different. But best practices for ICU care should still apply

Exactly what kills a person with COVID-19? How do those deaths differ from the deaths of people whose lungs fail ...
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45% of adults over 65 lack online medical accounts, which could affect COVID vaccination

As the vaccination of older adults against COVID-19 begins across the country, new poll data suggests that many of them ...
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Graduate student groups from 15 states awarded for science policy initiatives to engage

Research!America and the Rita Allen Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Civic Engagement Microgrant Initiative. Now ...
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UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccines

MADISON, Wis. -- The demand for COVID-19 vaccines continues to outpace supply, forcing public health officials to decide who should ...
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Target discovered that halts osteoarthritis-type knee cartilage degeneration

There is currently no cure for osteoarthritis, but a group of scientists believe they've discovered a method through which a ...
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DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of ...
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Brotman Baty Institute’s Helen Chu named ‘Washingtonian the Year’

SEATTLE (January 15, 2021) - A University of Washington physician and professor, whose team of researchers identified the first case ...
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An unexpected, and novel, target for prostate cancer — our biological clock

PHILADELPHIA - Our biological or circadian clock synchronizes all our bodily processes to the natural rhythms of light and dark ...
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Is your skin thirsty? Optoacoustic sensor measures water content in living tissue

Researchers from Skoltech and the University of Texas Medical Branch (US) have shown how optoacoustics can be used for monitoring ...
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New study connects religiosity in US South Asians to cardiovascular disease

BOSTON - The Study on Stress, Spirituality and Health (SSSH), a cutting-edge proteomics analysis, suggests that religious beliefs modulate protein ...
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Harold N. Bornstein, Trump’s Former Personal Physician, Dies at 73

“He dictated that whole letter,” he told CNN. “I didn’t write that letter.”Harold Nelson Bornstein was born on March 3, ...
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How to Survive a Divorce?

It is believed that by the strength of emotional experiences, divorce is equal to a natural disaster. Today we will ...
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What Does a More Contagious Virus Mean for Schools?

“When we look at what’s happened in the U.K. and think about this new variant, and we see all the ...
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Which Americans Can Get a Covid-19 Vaccine Now? Full Guidance

The U.S. government, faced with an unrelenting surge in coronavirus cases, issued recommendations this week regarding which people in the ...
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Some Medical Students Wait in Line for Covid Vaccine, While Others Share Selfies of Shots

In early January, Nali Gillespie watched her social media feeds fill with vaccine selfies: Photo after photo of her peers ...
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Negative Coronavirus Test Required For Travelers Entering U.S.

According to a C.D.C. order, airlines must comply with these rules to receive permission to disembark passengers in the United ...
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W.H.O. Team in Wuhan to Trace Coronavirus

More than a year after a new coronavirus first emerged in China, a team of experts from the World Health ...
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Covid Vaccine Effort: The Push to Reach Wary Medical Workers

“If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said last month.At Houston ...
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Cash, Breakfasts and Firings: An All-Out Push to Vaccinate Wary Medical Workers

“If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said last month.At Houston ...
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Zoom Funeral Tips

In my family’s case, we were truly impressed by how videoconferencing, which can be so enervating in our daily work ...
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When the Cancer Doctor Leaves

A few were angry. Unbeknownst to me, my hospital, ever efficient, had sent out a letter informing patients of my ...
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UNH researchers discover new inhibitor drug combination for rare form of cancer

DURHAM, N.H.-- Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), a rare form of lymphoma, does not have any known cure and only one FDA-approved ...
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Smoking directly linked to a higher risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage

DALLAS, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Adults who smoke or who are genetically predisposed to smoking behaviors are more likely to ...
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COVID-19 reduced US life expectancy, especially among Black and Latino populations

The COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed more than 336,000 lives in the United States in 2020, has significantly affected life expectancy, ...
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Acting quickly after heart attack symptoms start can be a heart saver

DALLAS, Jan. 14, 2021 -- The longer the time between when heart attack symptoms start and a patient has an ...
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Emotionally neglected or severely sexually abused girls report riskier sexual behavior

New York, NY (January 14, 2020) -- Girls who are emotionally neglected or severely sexually abused early in their lives ...
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Exposure to violence takes a toll on the socioemotional well-being of Californians

Researchers at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) assessed the prevalence of exposure to violence, such as robbery ...
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The role of T cells in fighting cancer

New research from CU Cancer Center member Jing Hong Wang, MD, PhD, and recent University of Colorado Immunology program graduate ...
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New study: Without right messaging, masks could lead to more COVID-19 spread

A novel new study suggests that the behavior public officials are now mandating or recommending unequivocally to slow the spread ...
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Effects of head trauma from intimate partner violence largely unrecognized

While there is an abundant amount of research about traumatic brain injuries in athletes and those serving in the military, ...
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Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine collection highlights 15 years of scientific discovery

DARIEN, IL - Editors of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine have identified some of the most significant articles in ...
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Water and gender equality

Water isn't just crucial for life, it's fundamental to increasing opportunities for women and girls in rural areas across the ...
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C-Path announces SHIP-MD 2021 Virtual Workshop

TUCSON, Ariz., January 14, 2021 -- The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ...
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Fast food restaurant proximity likely doesn’t affect children’s weight

A new paper in Q Open finds that the availability of fast food restaurants on the route between children's houses ...
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Vitamins C and E Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

People who consume a diet rich in vitamins C and E may be at reduced risk for Parkinson’s disease.Researchers followed ...
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Excess Weight During Pregnancy Tied to Fertility Issues in Sons

Overweight mothers may be more likely to have infertile sons, Danish researchers report.Their study included 9,232 men and women aged ...
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China Places Over 22 Million on Lockdown Amid New Covid Wave

When a handful of new coronavirus cases materialized this month in a province surrounding Beijing — apparently spread at a ...
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Kids and Covid Tests: What You Need to Know

If you’re still unsure if your child needs a test, call their pediatrician, said Dr. Kristin Moffitt, an infectious disease ...
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Johnson & Johnson Expects Vaccine Results Soon but Lags in Production

Johnson & Johnson expects to release critical results from its Covid-19 vaccine trial in as little as two weeks — ...
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Losing a Loved One Twice: First to Prison, Then to Covid

The calls usually came on Sundays.Hank Warner of Huntington Beach, Calif., would see a familiar area code pop up on ...
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Can menopause be blamed for increased forgetfulness and lack of attention?

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Jan. 13, 2021)--If you're a bit more forgetful or having more difficulty processing complex concepts than in the ...
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Inpatient mammograms can reduce disparities in breast cancer screening rates

BOSTON -- Completing cancer screening tests, such as mammograms, can be challenging for low-income people, who may face such challenges ...
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Need to reduce work-related stress? It’s a walk in the park

Tsukuba, Japan - Work causes so much stress that it's become a global public health issue. Stress's impact on mental ...
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MIND and Mediterranean diets associated with later onset of Parkinson’s disease

A new study from UBC researchers suggests a strong correlation between following the MIND and Mediterranean diets and later onset ...
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Expert prognosis for the planet — we’re on track for a ghastly future

A loss of biodiversity and accelerating climate change in the coming decades coupled with ignorance and inaction is threatening the ...
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Tiny molecules with a big impact

The human organism requires a variety of small molecules, such as sugars or fats, in order to function properly. The ...
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Recurrent GBM brain tumors with few mutations respond best to immunotherapy

DURHAM, N.C. - Glioblastoma brain tumors are especially perplexing. Inevitably lethal, the tumors occasionally respond to new immunotherapies after they've ...
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Nanotechnology prevents premature birth in mouse studies

In a study in mice and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say that they have developed a tiny, yet ...
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Disagreeing takes up a lot of brain real estate

Yale researchers have devised a way to peer into the brains of two people simultaneously while are engaged in discussion ...
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COVID-19 vaccine creates incentive to improve our health

COLUMBUS, Ohio - While we wait for our turn to get vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, we could - and probably should ...
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U.S. to Require Negative Virus Tests From International Air Passengers

Before boarding their flights, all international passengers headed to the United States will first need to show proof of a ...
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Seoul’s Advice to Pregnant Women: Cook, Clean and Stay Attractive

According to a 2017 report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the gender pay gap in South Korea ...
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Coronavirus Will Resemble the Common Cold, Scientists Predict

Other experts said this scenario was not just plausible but likely.“The overall intellectual construct of the paper I fully agree ...
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Cuomo Outlines Plans to Revive Arts and Culture Industries

Declaring that New York urgently needs to revive its arts and entertainment industry if it is to recover from the ...
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Doctor’s Death After Getting the Covid Vaccine Is Investigated

Ms. Neckelmann said she told her husband’s story to make people aware of the vaccine’s possible “side effects,” and “that ...
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I Wanted to Give My Daughter a Sibling. I Got Covid Instead.

A close friend was supposed to start her I.V.F. injections at the same time, but she decided to postpone at ...
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Does Double-Masking Help Slow the Spread of Covid?

Football coaches do it. President-elects do it. Even science-savvy senators do it. As cases of the coronavirus continue to surge ...
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How Our Sex Habits May Affect Our HPV and Cancer Risk

Almost 45 percent of patients had had more than 10 sexual partners during their lifetimes, compared with 19 percent of ...
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The History Behind ‘Mob’ Mentality

At the same time, as a rule, impulsive violence is less likely to occur in crowds that have some social ...
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Primary care plays key role in managing COVID-19 in three Asian cities

Despite having some of the densest living spaces and the highest number of international visitors, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beijing ...
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Protecting lungs from ventilator-induced injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An unfortunate truth about the use of mechanical ventilation to save the lives of patients in respiratory ...
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Food insufficiency linked to depression, anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found a 25% increase in food insufficiency during the ...
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New study examines medical practice patterns over time

Harmful medical practices, like inappropriate prescribing of opioids and racial and income-based discrimination in clinical settings, can vary across medical ...
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The odd structure of ORF8: Mapping the coronavirus protein linked to disease severity

A team of HIV researchers, cellular biologists, and biophysicists who banded together to support COVID-19 science determined the atomic structure ...
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Consent forms design influences patient willingness to share personal health information

Patients are sometimes asked to share their personal health information for research purposes. Informed consent and trust are critical components ...
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Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2021 virtual press registration now open

Join us for a unique virtual conference experience! Press registration is now open for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual conference, ...
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Fewer patient encounters drive decline in total primary care office visits

Despite seeing gains in insurance coverage for preventive health services under the Affordable Care Act, the US has seen a ...
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Treatment for chronic pain must address both physical and social pain

Physical pain and social pain may be more closely related than previously thought. Social pain, which typically results from interpersonal ...
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A Colonoscopy Alternative Comes Home

The Task Force has found several kinds of screening tests effective, but the ones used most for people at average ...
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Eli Lilly’s Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise in Small Trial

In a small clinical trial, an experimental Alzheimer’s drug slowed the rate at which patients lost the ability to think ...
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Foods That May Lead to a Healthier Gut and Better Health

Scientists know that the trillions of bacteria and other microbes that live in our guts play an important role in ...
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Why Are We So Afraid of Fevers?

So why are we so hellbent on suppressing fevers? Fear is one reason, said Dr. Gordon, the Brooklyn pediatrician, who ...
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An Appreciation for Vaccines, and How Far They Have Come

The first pertussis vaccines were developed and tested in the 1920s and 1930s and were in universal use by the ...
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Potential jurors favor use of artificial intelligence in precision medicine

Reston, Virginia--Physicians who follow artificial intelligence (AI) advice may be considered less liable for medical malpractice than is commonly thought, ...
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Researchers find nonnative species in Oahu play greater role in seed dispersal

University of Wyoming researchers headed a study that shows nonnative birds in Oahu, Hawaii, have taken over the role of ...
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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $2.65M to innovative scientists

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation announced that seven scientists with novel approaches to fighting cancer have been named 2021 ...
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Advances in understanding autism, based on «mosaic» mutations

Two studies in today's Nature Neuroscience, led by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Harvard ...
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Youth using e-cigarettes three times as likely to become daily cigarette smokers

An analysis of a large nationally representative longitudinal study by University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public ...
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Canada must dismantle anti-Black racism in medicine

Canada must dismantle anti-Black racism in health care to address its harmful effects on people's health, argue authors of a ...
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Timing and intensity of oral sex may affect risk of oropharyngeal cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) can infect the mouth and throat to cause cancers of the oropharynx. A new study published early ...
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U.S. mental health system needs broad changes to improve access and quality

Conditions are ripe for transforming the U.S. mental health care system, with scientific advances, the growth of Medicaid and political ...
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GridTape: An automated electron microscopy platform

How are networks of neurons connected to make functional circuits? This has been a long standing question in neuroscience. To ...
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Why COVID-19 pneumonia lasts longer, causes more damage than typical pneumonia

'This effort truly represents a "moonshot" in COVID-19 research' Scientists identify target to treat COVID pneumonia and reduce severity Clinical ...
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‘It Became Sort of Lawless’: Florida Vaccine Rollout Turns Into a Free-for-All

MIAMI — Linda Kleindienst Bruns registered for a coronavirus vaccine in late December, on the first day the health department ...
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At Elite Medical Centers, Even Workers Who Don’t Qualify Are Vaccinated

A 20-something who works on computers. A young researcher who studies cancer. Technicians in basic research labs.These are some of ...
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Healthy Habits We Learned In Quarantine

From the power of meditation to the importance of leisure, here are some habits we learned during our quarantine. Months ...
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How to Keep Your Pandemic Habits

The following is a review, created for the print edition, of several longer stories that have run this week, called ...
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Pressure Grows for States to Open Vaccines to More Groups of People

Just weeks into the country’s coronavirus vaccination effort, states have begun broadening access to the shots faster than planned, amid ...
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To Start a New Habit, Make It Easy

Organize your refrigerator. Often the tipping point in a kitchen is the refrigerator. When your fridge is a mess, it’s ...
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False Reports of a New ‘U.S. Variant’ Came from White House Task Force

Reports of a highly contagious new variant in the United States, published on Friday by multiple news outlets, are based ...
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An 11th-Hour Approval for Major Changes to Medicaid in Tennessee

With 12 days to go, the Trump administration on Friday approved a long-held conservative goal: to issue a state’s Medicaid ...
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6 Months Later, Covid Survivors Plagued by Health Problems

Most symptoms in the Wuhan report were slightly more common among women, with 81 percent reporting at least one health ...
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