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Lab rats are overwhelmingly male, and that’s a problem

Lab rats are overwhelmingly male, and that’s a problem

The data didn’t make sense. Five years ago, University of Maryland researcher Alisa Morss Clyne was studying pulmonary hypertension — a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs — in human cells she had cultured in her lab. But the results she was seeing just didn’t stack up. “We had…MORE

Wait, does this mean the pandemic is over for vaccinated people?

Wait, does this mean the pandemic is over for vaccinated people?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday abruptly changed its guidance on masks and social distancing, saying people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 don’t have to wear masks indoors, and they don’t have to keep their distance from others. “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that…MORE

How processed food drives diet-related diseases

How processed food drives diet-related diseases

As a nutritionist, I have been privy to lot of debate in the nutrition world about which foods keep us healthy and which foods actually cause disease. Different foods offer different nutrient benefits for overall health. And even packaged foods can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet. “The food industry works diligently to…MORE

People vaccinated against Covid-19 can go without masks indoors and outdoors, CDC says

People vaccinated against Covid-19 can go without masks indoors and outdoors, CDC says

People fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic,”…MORE

Blursday: How physics can shake you out of your pandemic slump

Blursday: How physics can shake you out of your pandemic slump

Now that we’ve ticked past the one-year mark of Covid-19 safety restrictions, the calendar is scrolling once more through the same holidays that punctuated the early pandemic. Yet again, curtailed Purim and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations teed up a round of socially distant Passover Seders and virtual Nowruz, Easter and Ramadan gatherings. As the seasons…MORE

Kids and the Covid-19 vaccine: A pediatrician answers safety questions

Kids and the Covid-19 vaccine: A pediatrician answers safety questions

Teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 years old can now be given the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. “CDC now recommends that this vaccine be used among this population, and providers may begin vaccinating them right away,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a…MORE

Within CDC, there’s debate about how to best advise Americans on masks

Within CDC, there’s debate about how to best advise Americans on masks

The day after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came out with its much-awaited updated mask guidance in late April, email inboxes at the federal agency were buzzing with a link to a Trevor Noah monologue. In his self-described “viral rant,” the comedian ripped apart the new guidance as “too complicated” and “unreadable.”…MORE

How service dogs safeguard, deepen relationships and save us from ourselves

How service dogs safeguard, deepen relationships and save us from ourselves

Leadership coach John Bates was speaking at a TED conference in front of a huge audience when his dog Flash walked across the stage, sniffed him, and repeatedly started poking him with his nose. Flash was doing what is called “alerting” in the world of working service dogs, telling Bates that he might not be…MORE

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