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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 ...
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‘Bridge to transplant’: Mini human livers grown in rats spurs research that could alleviate transplant shortage

Using skin cells from human volunteers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have created fully functional mini ...
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27 truths and myths about COVID-19, from Christian healing to Bill Gates conspiracy theories

Due to popular demand (well, two polite requests, actually), I have decided to create a clean version of my post ...
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What physicists get wrong about free will

It might seem that everything that’s happening at the higher, ‘emergent’ levels should be uniquely determined by the physics operating ...
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Why turning to germaphobia won’t protect us from another pandemic

As someone who has spent years doing research in health geography, I understand that this collective turn to cleanliness serves ...
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Viewpoint: AI gets ‘B-minus at best’ for dealing with COVID-19. But better days are ahead

Truth be told, AI has not had a particularly successful four months in the battle of the pandemic. I would ...
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Trump administration drops transgender health protections

The Trump administration on Friday [June 12] reversed non-discrimination protections for transgender people in health care, a policy shift that ...
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Having O blood type could offer protection against COVID-19, study suggests

However, after the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic, the company [23andMe] switched gears and looked to see how ...
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Fighting cancer by boosting the body’s immune system with genetically engineered bacteria

Our immune system can defeat cancer. Immune cells can directly attack cancer cells or produce proteins that don’t let tumors ...
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Video: Unnatural is better—How technology keeps us healthier and living longer

American Council on Science and Health microbiologist Alex Berezow takes on one of the most pervasive myths on social media ...
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Viewpoint: We need more female animals included in research projects

In 2011, Annaliese Beery and Irving Zucker of the University of California, Berkeley, analyzed biomedical literature and reported that studies ...
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Why antibiotic-resistant pathogens may get a boost from the COVID-19 pandemic

I want to return to my favorite topic, antibiotics, viewed through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, as ...
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Illegal to eat ice cream on a cone? Bring your own cutlery to barbecues; No more locally-sourced olive oil in bottles, just plastic pouches: Europe’s ‘baffling’ COVID-19 regulations

Europe is lifting its lockdowns, but the new rules to battle the coronavirus are baffling Europeans as the continent goes ...
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Living at high altitudes may offer natural defense against COVID-19

Just 916 of Peru’s 141,000 cases come from the Cusco region, meaning its contagion rate is more than 80 percent ...
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Gut microbiomes are most malleable in the first 2 years of life. Can infant probiotics improve long-term health?

[Children] acquire gut microbiome species from their mothers and others in the community during early life. This stands in contrast ...
new larger wave of locusts threatens millions in africa

Kenya may declare locust infestation a national emergency as crop damage mounts

Residents of the seven sub-counties of Turkana are staring at a looming starvation after millions of locusts invaded farms and ...
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Video: How can we figure out the real fatality rate of COVID-19 and how lethal it is?

Dr. Wessam Atif breaks down what we do and don't know about the worldwide death rate, or case fatality rate, ...
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Viewpoint: About the backlash faced by JK Rowling arguing against a ’sex spectrum’—Evolutionary biologist says maybe she was right

JK Rowling recently drew fire on social media for tweeting the statements to the effect that “biological sex is real.” ...
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