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5 factors explaining vast differences in how each of us responds to dangers posed by COVID-19

From mask wearing to physical distancing, individuals wield a lot of power in how the coronavirus outbreak plays out. Behavioral ...
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If every virus was wiped off the earth, ‘the world will be a wonderful place—for about a day and a half, and then we’d all die’

If given the choice to magically wave a wand and cause all viruses to disappear, most people would probably jump ...
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COVID-19 infection undercount: CDC says actual victims likely closer to 20 million Americans and many more deaths

[A new] estimate [suggests that 20 million Americans have been infected with COVID-19,] roughly 10 times as many infections as ...
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Prebiotics: How best to protect your skin and why daily showers may not be a good idea

Now couldn’t be a weirder time to question washing. I’ve spent the past three years reporting on how our notions ...
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Teaching AI to diagnose COVID-19 by analyzing CT scans

In China, CT scans are already used as a COVID-19 diagnostic tool when a patient arrives at a healthcare setting ...
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COVID-19 exposes Ukraine’s booming baby-for-sale business

They are the children of foreign couples born to Ukrainian surrogate mothers at the Kyiv-based BioTexCom Centre for Human Reproduction, ...
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Insect-resistant GMO corn nutritionally equivalent to conventional counterpart, field study shows

DP23211 maize was genetically modified (GM) to express .... protein for control of corn rootworm. DP23211 maize also expresses ...
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GMO rice in development could be the next revolutionary treatment for high blood pressure

In the future, taking your blood pressure medication could be as simple as eating a spoonful of rice. This “treatment” ...
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The ’airborne virus scientist’ public health officials turn to to assess dangers from COVID-19 in the air

[Aerosol scientist Dr. Linsey Marr’s] scientific curiosity and her multidisciplinary background have made her one of the world’s leading scientists ...
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The dangerous spread of coronavirus misinformation and magical thinking

Although credentialed scientists have been very clear that there is currently no cure for coronavirus, magical thinking of the pseudoscience ...
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Century-old lung helps scientists trace measles back to now-eradicated cattle virus

For years, the lung sat in the basement of the Berlin Museum of Medical History along with hundreds of other ...
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75 reasons why vaccines are needed and deniers are dangerous

If you are reading this, chances are that you repeated an anti-vaccine myth or said you weren't vaccinating your children, ...
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Infographic: Deadly opioid overdoses are way more common than we think

Researchers looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on about 630,000 people who died of drug ...
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30 years later in Romania: What happened to the babies deprived of human contact?

In 1990, the outside world discovered [Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu’s] network of “child gulags,” in which an estimated 170,000 abandoned ...
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COVID-19 coronavirus could ‘die out’ on its own without a vaccine, health expert suggests

Prof Matteo Bassetti, head of the infectious diseases clinic at the Policlinico San Martino hospital in Italy, told The Telegraph ...
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Why COVID-19 won’t be our last pandemic: We’ve created a ‘perfect storm’ for wildlife disease spillover

[Researchers] have now developed a pattern-recognition system to predict which wildlife diseases pose most risk to humans. [Editor's note: Health ...
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Video: Race protests did not lead to a surge in COVID-19 cases

Looking at raw data and simply saying that Coronavirus cases in the USA are “rising” just because the “number of ...
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‘Vaccine hesitancy scale’: Parents are especially suspicious of flu shots, study finds

About 1 in 15 US parents (6.1%) is hesitant about routine childhood vaccines, and more than 1 in 4 (26%) ...
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Autism linked to eating disorders—but which comes first?

At least 20 percent of adults and 3 percent of children with eating disorders also have autism. But much of ...
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Infographic: Decreasing metabolism inefficiency could tackle obesity at the source

Obesity affects millions worldwide and drives health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers. Now researchers from the ...
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Why do some people never get sick? How genes, habits and your surroundings can make or break immune health

“People get exposed to the same virus, the same dose, even the same source. One gets very sick, and the ...
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How the COVID-19 pandemic has emboldened ‘armchair’ virologists

[W]hen the Olympics are being broadcast, I transform into an armchair commentator, catching a full-blown case of what I like ...
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‘No distinguishable difference’ between sugar from GMO and non-GMO sugarcane, study confirms

The goal of this manuscript is to present the results of studies with three genetically modified (GM) sugarcane varieties and ...
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‘This virus has ruined my life’: Some COVID-19 patients have suffered through symptoms for months—with no end in sight

About 80 percent of [COVID-19] infections, according to the World Health Organization, “are mild or asymptomatic,” and patients recover after ...
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Eerily similar? Examining fates of the rich and poor during COVID-19 and 14th century Black Death pandemics

We're seeing this happen all over again with coronavirus ...
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Podcast: WHO was wrong about COVID; Pandemics make women cheat? Rampant fraud threatens organic farming

Infectious disease experts have blasted the World Health Organization for telling the public that asymptomatic patients rarely spread COVID-19. Pandemics ...
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Social and health complications in children linked to aging parents. Should age restrictions on fertility treatments be raised?

For nearly 40 years, fertility treatment has grown ever more advanced and so entrenched that it’s not uncommon for couples ...