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Corvids are more brainiac than birdbrain: Crows may be able to reflect and ponder their own mind

Research unveiled on [September 24] in Science finds that crows know what they know and can ponder the content of their ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why excluding pregnant women from COVID vaccine efficacy and safety trials is misguided

To date, more than 140 drug treatments and numerous vaccines are being evaluated to treat and prevent Covid-19 infection. Vaccines ...
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The crisis facing Black women giving birth

From the rich and famous to the less well-to-do, Black mothers are often not listened to when they report signs ...
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US and China buck WHO-backed global effort to expand access to COVID vaccine

Countries representing about 64% of the world population have signed up to expand global access to Covid-19 vaccines by funding ...
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Drugs tailored to your personal genomics: New partnership between 23andMe and GlaxoSmithKline

The California-based [23andMe] is now focused on a partnership with pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline to discover new drugs using data culled ...
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Assessing Operation Warp Speed: What’s working, what’s not

Is [Operation Warp Speed] working? Roughly five months after top U.S. health officials coalesced around the idea of a public-private ...
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For untreatable diseases, should you consider unapproved stem cell therapy?

Regenerative medicine is a controversial field, still in its infancy. There are academic researchers and major biotech companies testing key ...
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Life with the pandemic: 4 ways our bodies might respond to new COVID waves

[Coronavirus researcher Vineet] Menachery laid out four possible scenarios for how humans might interact with SARS-2 over time — in ...
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ALS may soon be treatable with new drug combo dreamed up by a college student

Patients who took [an experimental medication for ALS] — initially dreamed up over beers and obsessive internet searching in a Brown ...
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What’s it like when mental effects of COVID-19 fester?

Even people who were never sick enough to go to a hospital, much less lie in an ICU bed with ...
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What can be done – short of another lockdown – to corral COVID?

The virus suppression gains earned through the painful societal shutdowns of March, April, and May — the flattened epidemiological curves ...
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Federal government systematically shortchanging Black communities in distributing COVID aid

[A] study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that… funding inequities resulted from a formula that allocated large chunks of a ...
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Headspace for work app: Mindfulness science or scam?

Demand for the mindfulness and meditation app has skyrocketed since the Covid-19 pandemic and its ripple effects began taking a ...
$10 COVID saliva test with results in three hours approved for rollout

$10 COVID saliva test with results in three hours approved for rollout

[A] new test, which is called SalivaDirect and was developed by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health, allows ...
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How we are developing a coronavirus vaccine so quickly

Just six months ago, when the death toll from the coronavirus stood at one and neither it nor the disease it caused had ...
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Meet STACI: STAT’s fascinating interactive guide to AI in healthcare

The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the importance of the technology in medicine: In the last few months, hospitals have used AI ...
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‘A huge amount of wasted effort’: Most COVID-19 studies too small to yield real results

1,200 clinical trials aimed at testing treatment and prevention strategies against Covid-19 [have been designed] since the start of January ...
COVID-19 undercount: CDC now says as many as 24 times more people in the US infected

COVID-19 undercount: CDC now says as many as 24 times more people in the US infected

[A] study, published [July 21] in JAMA Internal Medicine [determined that the true number of U.S. coronavirus cases could be ...
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Artificial consent: Unproven AI making key decisions about patients health care without their knowledge

At a growing number of prominent hospitals and clinics around the country, clinicians are turning to AI-powered decision support tools ...