Bookmarks (74)

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    As Covid-19 Cases Rise in Kids, Scientists Examine Immune Systems

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly 30 percent of Covid-19 infections reported for the...

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    Do Masks Hurt Speech Development? It Depends on the Child.

    Ongoing study — which has yet to be peer reviewed — suggests that masks work well...

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    Despite Precedent, Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates Spark Backlash

    The United States’ Covid-19 vaccination campaign has slowed, and new vaccine mandates are now inspiring extensive...

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    Book Review: An Emergency Room Doctor's View of the Covid Crisis

    ER doctor Robert Meyer and journalist Dan Koeppel’s “Every Minute is a Day” documents the gruesome...

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    The Advanced Placement Exams’ Grading System Gets Low Marks

    For the millions of high school students who take Advanced Placement exams each year, a good...

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    To Boost Black Men in Medicine, Advocates Turn to Sports

    Decades of efforts to increase diversity at medical schools have made progress with other demographics, but...

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    In Some States, Legal Aid Steps in to Improve Patient Health

    Medicaid traditionally doesn’t fund clinics to supply legal assistance, but Colorado and other states have been...

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    Lessons on Toxic Dust from 9/11 Are Too Often Unheeded

    The World Trade Center dust plume consisted of a dangerous mixture of cement dust, asbestos, and...

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    As Schools Reopen, Covid-19 Cases Among Children Spike

    As schools reopen across the United States for in-person instruction, cases of Covid-19 are rising among...

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    The Messy Truth About Carbon Footprints

    Whether we’re biking to work or reducing our meat intake, skipping flights or buying green power,...

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    Short on Evidence, Dubious Therapies Turn to the Tongue

    Despite the limited evidence, myofunctional therapy and tongue-tie surgeries are increasingly promoted as a treatment for...

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    In Purdue Settlement, Hope for Understanding the Opioid Crisis

    Lawsuits against Purdue Pharma have produced millions of internal company documents that shed light on the...

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    What's in a Name? Experts Say Texas 'Heartbeat Law' Misleads

    Texas’ latest bill restricting abortion, referred to as a “heartbeat bill,” references the point in time...

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    With 'Heartbeat' Law, Texas Instates Near-Total Ban on Abortion

    New abortion restrictions began in Texas on Wednesday, banning the procedure as early as week six...

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    Book Review: The Rise of Harm Reduction in the War on Drugs

    Maia Szalavitz’s “Undoing Drugs” explores the evolution of the movement to prioritize people in the war...

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    There’s One Surefire Way to End Big Sewage Spills: End Big Sewage

    When a Los Angeles wastewater treatment facility spilled 17 million gallons of raw sewage into Santa...

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    The Struggle to Keep Track of India’s Dead

    In the world’s second-most populous country, policymakers have historically paid too little attention to tracking people’s...

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    Despite Delta Surge, States Are Going Dark on Some Covid Data

    Despite a fourth, delta-fueled surge, states are going dark on Covid data. In several states, data...

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    In Clashes Over Cannabis, Race, and Water, Hard Data Is Scarce

    There’s a dearth of knowledge when it comes to how exactly water moves through the Shasta...

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    FDA Grants Full Approval to Covid-19 Shot, Sparking New Mandates

    A new policy decision this week may increase the pressure on adults who have so far...

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    Book Review: Reimagining Humanity's Obligation to Wild Animals

    In “Wild Souls,” Emma Marris uses philosophy and science to explore the worth of wild animals...

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    The Deep Roots of Outdoor Recreation’s Diversity Gap

    You can draw a straight line from the 1919 death of Eugene Williams, a Black teenager...

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    Humanitarians Push to Vaccinate in Conflict Zones

    From Afghanistan to Myanmar, Nigeria to Azerbaijan, people caught in the midst of violence and instability...

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    UNICEF Report Maps Climate Impacts on Children Across the Globe

    Nearly every child around the world was at risk from at least one impact of climate...

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    Recovery From an ICU Stay Is Tough. Could More Protein Help?

    Scientists are investigating whether increased protein intake could be an important and overlooked component in helping...

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    Pressure Builds on Unvaccinated Nursing Home Staff

    Amid growing concern over new Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes, the federal government plans to require...

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    Amid the Pandemic, More College Students Are Experiencing Burnout

    The long journey of the coronavirus pandemic took students through dimensions of online learning, social isolation,...

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    The Social and Environmental Perils of Magical Thinking

    Magical thinkers — people who accept the existence of a problem yet believe as a matter...

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    In Muslim Countries, a Push for Donor Breast Milk

    Iran is the only country in the Muslim world with a milk bank network. In general,...

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    Pushing Health App Data to Doctors: A Burden or an Asset?

    In June, Apple said that patients who use the company’s health app, which tracks over 100...

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    Against the Legacy of Redlining, New Shades of Green

    Recently, research on health and environmental disparities has focused on the specific legacy of redlining, and...

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    Cause for Terror — and Some Hope — in New Climate Report

    The latest major report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is forceful in its insistence...

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    Book Review: Learning to Adapt in the Climate Change Era

    In “Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World,” Lisa Wells explores the lives...

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    Wikipedia Has a Language Problem. Here’s How To Fix It.

    Wikipedia’s crowdsourced approach to quality control has a fundamental weakness: It works only if the crowd...

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    Megafires: Where Climate Change and Wildfire Exclusion Collide

    Residents of the West are no strangers to wildfire, but recent years have seen some of...

  • Flora, Fauna, and ... Funga? The Case for a Third 'F.'

    In the 1960s, fungi were given their own kingdom after decades of being classified as plants....

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    As Many Await First Vaccine Doses, Wealthy Countries Eye Boosters

    As new variants of the coronavirus emerge across the world and breakthrough Covid-19 cases continue to...

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    Interview: Donald Milton on Aerosol Transmission of Covid-19

    Aerosol expert Donald Milton has been on the front lines of the struggle to understand and...

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    Biotechnology Greed Is Prolonging the Pandemic. It’s Inexcusable.

    The pharmaceutical industry and its allies would have the public believe that patent protections and exorbitant...

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    The Water Crisis in Climate-Vulnerable Bangladesh

    In Bangladesh’s coastal districts — including Khulna, Satkhira, and Bagerhat — the effects of climate change...

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    Often Overlooked, New Building Codes Could Buffer Climate Change

    In the wake of the 2020 wildfire season, the California Energy Commission proposed state building standards...

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    The Complicated Legacy of an Anti-Tobacco Hero

    In recent years, as a contentious debate over electronic cigarettes has fractured the community of tobacco...

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    As Vaccination Rates Lag, Delta Variant Presents New Challenges

    In an announcement this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that vaccinated individuals...

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    Book Review: An Ode to the Dank World of Sweat and Stink

    In the summer’s ultimate beach read, journalist Sarah Everts delivers a chatty, informative romp through the...

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    A Common Biopsy Is Putting Lives at Risk. It’s Time to Retire It.

    The transrectal biopsy has been considered the gold standard for diagnosing prostate cancer. But it’s also...

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    Afghanistan's Covid-19 Response Falters as U.S. Troops Withdraw

    Amid rising violence, many hospitals and health care clinics in Afghanistan have been forced to shut...

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    As Covid Cases Mount, Missouri Legislators Oppose Vaccine Efforts

    As the number of coronavirus infections rises around the country, lawmakers have adopted responses that trouble...

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    Dalit Scientists Face Barriers in India's Top Science Institutes

    Long marginalized in the Hindu caste system, Dalits are systematically underrepresented in India’s elite science institutes....

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    As Olympics Open in Japan, Covid-19 Cases Rise

    The opening ceremony for the 2020 Olympics, delayed by a year due to Covid-19, kicked off...

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    Book Review: Tales of Scientists Gone Rogue (or Worse)

    From ice-pick lobotomies to gruesome pirate raids, in “The Icepick Surgeon,” Sam Kean catalogues the long...