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Viewpoint: Will 5G harm you? Activist groups succeed in stirring conspiracy health risk phobias, as New York State legislature prepares to debate ‘growing evidence’ of harm

Two bills were recently introduced in the New York State legislature (in the Assembly and in the Senate) to establish ...
76% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients have at least one symptom six months after infection

76% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients have at least one symptom six months after infection

One recent analysis from China found that 76% of hospitalized patients had at least one symptom six months after they ...
Why some diseases confer lifelong immunity and others do not

Why some diseases confer lifelong immunity and others do not

Some diseases, like the measles, infect us once and usually grant us immunity for life. For others, like the flu, ...
Twin peak: Global twin rates at historic highs, and here’s why

Twin peak: Global twin rates at historic highs, and here’s why

Researchers analysed records from more than 100 countries and found a substantial rise in twin birthrates since the 1980s, with ...
Long COVID: This woman’s symptoms started the day COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. A year later, she is still struggling

Long COVID: This woman’s symptoms started the day COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. A year later, she is still struggling

The same day a global pandemic was declared, [Rachel Van Lear] developed symptoms of COVID-19. A year later, she's still ...
How COVID-19 deranges our immune systems

How COVID-19 deranges our immune systems

Scientists say unprepared immune cells appear to be responding to the coronavirus with a devastating release of chemicals, inflicting damage ...
Viewpoint: Heard reports that dozens of environmental chemicals found in pregnant women pose health dangers? It’s junk science, and here’s why

Viewpoint: Heard reports that dozens of environmental chemicals found in pregnant women pose health dangers? It’s junk science, and here’s why

Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, of the University of California San Francisco, frequent collaborator of anti-vaccine activist and organic industry trade ...
More than 50 environmental chemicals found in pregnant women and their newborns

More than 50 environmental chemicals found in pregnant women and their newborns

Researchers have detected more than 50 new environmental chemicals lurking in people's bodies, the vast majority of which are little ...
Video: What the lungs of newborns look like when they take their first breaths

Video: What the lungs of newborns look like when they take their first breaths

[U]sing a delicate sensor-belt wrapped around the chests of full-term newborns moments after their delivery, a team of researchers from ...
COVID can ravage our sense of smell. It’s also sparking research on the sense we often take for granted

COVID can ravage our sense of smell. It’s also sparking research on the sense we often take for granted

Smell is a startling superpower. You can walk through someone’s front door and instantly know that she recently made popcorn ...
While teenage medical claims fell during COVID lockdowns, mental health claims jumped by more than 20%

While teenage medical claims fell during COVID lockdowns, mental health claims jumped by more than 20%

[T]he New York nonprofit [Fair Health’s] seventh [report] in a series on the pandemic is the result of analysis of ...
Why so many people in the LGBTQ community are vaccine hesitant

Why so many people in the LGBTQ community are vaccine hesitant

Research has shown that sexual and gender minorities, and especially people of color, are more vulnerable to becoming infected with ...
CRISPR offers hope for controlling African swine fever

CRISPR offers hope for controlling African swine fever

New vaccine trials hold great promise in the management of an East African strain of African swine fever (ASF), one ...
Infographic: Deaths from COVID-19 are far higher than reported estimates

Infographic: Deaths from COVID-19 are far higher than reported estimates

More than 2.8 million people have lost their lives due to the pandemic, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis ...
One gene dramatically increases our chances of getting tuberculosis. Here is how evolution mostly knocked it out

One gene dramatically increases our chances of getting tuberculosis. Here is how evolution mostly knocked it out

Tuberculosis is the deadliest infectious disease in human history, responsible for the deaths of about a billion people in the ...
Half of US travelers say they prefer to visit destinations that require COVID vaccines

Half of US travelers say they prefer to visit destinations that require COVID vaccines

Of the Americans who are interested in traveling in 2021, the majority (76%) are as likely, if not more, to ...
Podcast: Are you a genetic superhero? Finding the hidden powers in our genes

Podcast: Are you a genetic superhero? Finding the hidden powers in our genes

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney explores the science behind so-called ‘genetic superheroes’, and why you might also have hidden powers within ...
Infographic: South Africa sees surprising drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths despite presence of more infectious and dangerous variant

Infographic: South Africa sees surprising drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths despite presence of more infectious and dangerous variant

Since mid-January, confirmed Covid-19 infections in South Africa have fallen from a record of nearly 22,000 a day to around ...
A protein inherited from Neanderthals may offer limited protection against COVID-19

A protein inherited from Neanderthals may offer limited protection against COVID-19

Recent advances in proteomic technology - that is, the capacity to isolate and measure hundreds of circulating proteins at once ...
Will Trump-country, vaccine-hesitant Republicans block the US from reaching herd immunity?

Will Trump-country, vaccine-hesitant Republicans block the US from reaching herd immunity?

[U]nlike many at-risk Americans seeking safety and an end to the pandemic, [80-year-old retiree] Margaret refuses to get a coronavirus ...
Europe at a tipping point? Coronavirus gloom deepens as vaccine rollout lags, COVID resurges

Europe at a tipping point? Coronavirus gloom deepens as vaccine rollout lags, COVID resurges

Contagion is rising again in much of the EU, despite months of restrictions on daily life, as more-virulent virus strains ...
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Could there ever be a vaccine for breast cancer?

Triple-negative breast cancer, about 10% of all breast cancers, is one of the most aggressive and deadliest forms of this ...
‘Zombie Apocalypse’: The CDC’s guidelines on how we might cope if ‘The Walking Dead’ come to life is a must read

‘Zombie Apocalypse’: The CDC’s guidelines on how we might cope if ‘The Walking Dead’ come to life is a must read

There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s ...
Viewpoint: Spermageddon and endocrine disrupting chemicals? Shanna Swain book claiming common chemicals pose catastrophic dangers is deeply flawed

Viewpoint: Spermageddon and endocrine disrupting chemicals? Shanna Swain book claiming common chemicals pose catastrophic dangers is deeply flawed

In 2017, [epidemiologist Shanna] Swan, along with other scientists, published a meta-analysis, an aggregation of existing research. It said that ...
How churches and community groups are responding to vaccine hesitancy among Black Americans

How churches and community groups are responding to vaccine hesitancy among Black Americans

[West Baltimore resident Reverend Derrick] DeWitt is a field marshal in the local war against poverty, disease and hunger. "My ...
Vasectomies are becoming a political statement

Vasectomies are becoming a political statement

The fate of male reproductive organs is not a traditional concern in debates about the environment. But this is the ...
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