The CDC’s new recommendations have caused consternation among the public, the media and even among doctors.
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The CDC’s controversial recommendation changes are based on new studies showing that most omicron transmission takes place within five days of the onset of illness.
Personal action is important. Collective action that encourages systemic change can go even farther.
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How well people exercise their agency will determine the severity of global warming – and its consequences.
Listening to music can be a joyful experience.
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As long as you don’t tune out the world and protect your hearing, it’s hard to overdo it.
In addition to memory loss, seizures can result in a complete loss of consciousness.
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Many people with epilepsy are unable to remember what happened immediately before they have a seizure. This may be because seizures and memory use the same pathways of the brain.
With a COVID-19 booster shot, vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization goes up to 90%.
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Studies suggest seniors without the booster shot run a higher risk of infection and hospitalization from the omicron variant.
Freezing and storing sperm vials has proved easier than regulating artificial insemination.
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Many people are filing lawsuits after discovering that sperm banks failed to verify information from donors about their medical and personal backgrounds.
Health and well-being come in many forms, including finding solitude and connection with nature.
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The new year is a perfect time to adopt new health habits and routines. These four scholars reflect on the ways that they overcame the pandemic blues to get fit.
Regret can increase stress and negatively affect one’s physical health.
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Remorse and sorrow from a bad choice can haunt you for years, even decades. But there are evidence-based ways to move past regret.
Security fences stand near the U.S. Capitol on January 5, 2022.
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The January 6, 2021, Capitol riot happened a year ago. But the attempt to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power was just one part of a larger, and more long-term, attempt to undo US democracy.
If you’re worried about older loved ones’ ability to care for themselves, try starting a conversation with nonjudgmental questions.
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In tough conversations, show your respect for loved ones’ autonomy and dignity.
A crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic lends urgency to scientific research, putting researchers under pressure to produce.
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Scientists can be asked to help find solutions during disasters. A study of how archaeologists worked on the problem of looting during the Syrian war offers lessons for science done during crisis.
A researcher works with COVID-19 samples from patients.
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Careful lab work will complement public health data as researchers worldwide focus on omicron, asking questions about contagiousness, severity of disease and whether vaccines hold up against it.
Studies show that spending more time on Instagram can lead to lower body satisfaction.
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Rates of obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia both surged among young people over the past two years. Scholars explain why, and how parents can support kids dealing with body shame.
If authorized, molnupiravir could be a key oral treatment to help keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital.
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Merck and Pfizer both have oral antiviral pills under review by the FDA. Such treatments could help turn the tide of the pandemic.
Hiring managers often prefer nondegree credentials from top universities over credit-bearing certificates from for-profit institutions.
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Enrollment in online courses surged during the pandemic. An expert on online learning behaviors shares what to do before, during and after taking a course in order to reap the most benefits.
Actions today affect the world these young people will live in.
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To learn to be more proactive, start by viewing yourself as someone who cares about the environment and the future.
Exit political stage, heading to the right.
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A former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush watched the Virginia governor’s race through the eyes of her students at the University of Virginia, whose concerns were shared by most voters.
More time spent on social media can leave young adults feeling worse about their bodies.
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Boys, LGBTQ youth and people with normal body mass index are often overlooked when it comes to recognizing eating disorders, a physician and psychotherapist explain.
For many parents, the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine authorization for younger kids can’t come soon enough.
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Pediatric clinical trials for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 have shown that the Pfizer shot is safe and effective.
Modern vampires like Dracula may be dashing, but they certainly weren’t in the original vampire myths.
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Los vampiros del siglo pasado a menudo han sido un poco apuestos, incluso románticos. No es así como empezó el mito.