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Biden says he would revive US project to track animal viruses shelved by Trump administration last year

Joseph R. Biden Jr. has promised that, if elected, he will restore [a] program, called Predict, which searched for dangerous new ...
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COVID vaccines for children need to be vetted more carefully and may not be ready for a full year

Thanks to the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed and other programs, a number of Covid-19 vaccines for adults are already in advanced ...
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Pediatrician on her personal awakening as mother of a transgender daughter

Being a pediatrician and mother of three, I didn’t think there were many parenting scenarios that could catch me unprepared ...
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Protective ‘herd immunity’ may come a lot sooner than predicted

To achieve so-called herd immunity — the point at which the virus can no longer spread widely because there are ...
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Do you get dizzy when standing up? Here’s why

A significant number of falls and fractures, particularly among the elderly, are likely to result from orthostatic hypotension — literally, ...
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Viewpoint: Genetics is revolutionizing baby making and what it means to be a family

Humans are reproducing in ways that would have been truly unimaginable just several decades ago: Two men and a surrogate ...
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What if the first COVID vaccines are rushed, not guaranteed to be safe, and limited in effectiveness?

[A] surprising number of research groups are placing bets on some [COVID-19 vaccines] that have not yet been given to ...
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‘We have hit the iceberg’: NCAA doctors say playing college football in the fall is a bad idea

“I mean, I feel like the Titanic,” [Emory School of Medicine’s executive associate dean Carlos] del Rio said on [August ...
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Worse than COVID19: Millions of deaths expected from other diseases as pandemic crisis sucks resources

Until this year, TB and its deadly allies, H.I.V. and malaria, were on the run. The toll from each disease ...
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Why are Alzheimer’s and dementia rates falling in Europe and the U.S.?

The risk for a person to develop dementia over a lifetime is now 13 percent lower than it was in ...
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‘Looks can be deceiving’: People with anorexia don’t always look scrawny or malnourished

[A]dolescents and young adults with disordered eating habits or outright eating disorders often go unrecognized by both parents and physicians ...
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Sugar and processed foods undermine body’s response to exercise

[A] study, which involved rodents and people, suggests that eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods, which may ...
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Bioprinting: Creating pinhead replicas of human organs to fight COVID-19 and other ailments

Anthony Atala, the director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and his team are… creating tiny replicas of ...
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Vaccines will be in short supply when developed. Here’s a way to prioritize who gets one

A preliminary plan devised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this spring gives priority to health care workers, then ...
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Why do some children who eat enough calories still end up stunted?

Even when given enough to eat, [malnourished children] end up shorter than their peers and are saddled with cognitive deficits, ...
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CDC: US could prevent top-thirds of maternal deaths

[A] report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [says] the United States could prevent two-thirds of maternal deaths ...
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Disability advocacy community both scared and excited about CRISPR gene editing

While still highly theoretical when it comes to eliminating disabilities, gene editing has drawn the attention of the disability community ...
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Who are COVID-19 ‘super spreaders’ and how do they transmit the virus so widely

Growing evidence shows most infected people aren’t spreading the virus. But whether you become a superspreader probably depends more on ...
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Can you get the coronavirus more than once within a few months? Scientists now say that’s unlikely

A New Jersey doctor claimed several patients healed from one bout only to become reinfected with the coronavirus. And another doctor said ...
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Planned Parenthood distances itself from its eugenics roots, removes founder Margaret Sanger’s name from its NYC building

[Planned Parenthood founder Margaret] Sanger, a public health nurse who opened the first birth control clinic in the United States ...
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Crisis on the horizon? Nothing limits virus vaccine makers from charging exorbitant fees

[A] Covid-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, it ...
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‘They let us down’: Botched COVID-19 response seriously shakes public confidence in the CDC

The C.D.C., long considered the world’s premier health agency, made early testing mistakes that contributed to a cascade of problems ...
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Disturbing hallucinations and psychosis mysteriously plague some coronavirus patients

Nightmarish visions... plagued [Kim] Victory during her hospitalization this spring for severe respiratory failure caused by the coronavirus. They made ...
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China demands DNA from millions of men and boys, raising questions about privacy and consent

[China’s police force has] swept across the country since late 2017 to collect enough samples to build a vast DNA ...
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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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SCOTUS ruling protecting gay and transgender rights reaffirms sea change in American attitudes, rebuffs Trump Administration policies

When Donald J. Trump was elected president, gay and lesbian leaders warned that their far-reaching victories under Barack Obama — ...
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Intriguing links between blood types and COVID-19 outcomes

Why do some people infected with the coronavirus suffer only mild symptoms, while others become deathly ill? Geneticists have been ...
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Coronavirus survivors’ plasma offers ‘modest’ recovery boost for infected patients, small study suggests

A small study of patients who were severely ill from the coronavirus hints that treatment with antibodies from recovered patients ...
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