Clinical trials demonstrate how effective vaccines are individually, but the real world shows how effective they are at a population level.
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Using a robust statistical model, researchers estimate that coronavirus vaccines had prevented 140,000 deaths by May 9, 2021.
A matter of trust.
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A new study found that having a trusting manager made employees feel more positively about their work.
While death may be a given, the certainty of taxes on candy depends on the state.
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Whether you pay tax on your Halloween treat supply depends on which state you live in and how it defines candy.
The findings are gleaned from the largest U.S. study ever done on the brain development of children.
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New data suggests that lots of time on screens may even improve peer relationships. But the study comes with caveats.
After recent supply chain difficulties, is there smooth sailing ahead?
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Job creation might well have slowed, but a deeper dive into employment data suggests the picture is actually pretty rosy.
Teachers experienced more positive emotions interacting with their students when schools closed during the pandemic.
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Teachers’ fondness for working with students grew in the early stages of the pandemic, according to a new study that provides a unique before-and-after glimpse at what duties teachers enjoyed most.
Tiny changes, like a butterfly’s wing flapping, can be amplified downstream in a chaotic system.
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Part of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for work modeling Earth’s climate using its chaotic, complex weather. To scientists, chaos lies in the gray zone between randomness and predictability.
The names of the dead.
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Research found that police officers killed more than 30,000 people from 1980 to 2018 – 17,000 more than official federal data suggests.
Nearly 100 scholars and health care professionals are urging women to limit their use of acetaminophen during pregnancy.
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Tylenol has long been considered a go-to medication for low to moderate pain and for fever reduction, even during pregnancy. But mounting evidence suggests that it is unsafe for fetal development.
The estimated lifetime costs of antiretroviral therapy for someone who acquires HIV at age 35 is $358,380.
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People with HIV need to take daily medication to keep the virus at bay. A study has found that a new treatment combination could boost immunity and control virus levels even after stopping medication.
Financial concerns are a big barrier for students wishing to apply to graduate school.
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When colleges and universities provide better funding for Ph.D. students, more students –especially students of color – apply.
What role did the pandemic play in the hike in murders in 2020?
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FBI statistics recorded a 30% rise in homicides in 2020. A criminologist helps break down what was behind the spike.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says teens should never consume energy drinks.
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Energy drinks and coffee both contain lots of caffeine. That’s a problem for teens, especially those who take prescription stimulants.
A St. Louis woman is evicted from her home.
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Studies show that tenants facing eviction who have a lawyer are a lot less likely to lose their home.
Forceful words don’t always result in strong action.
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While surveys have shown a large share of unvaccinated workers threatening to quit over a mandate, the reality is few actually do.
Many Americans who lost their jobs when the coronavirus pandemic began sought donated food.
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Food insufficiency rates rose across the board, researchers who analyzed government data found.
Several lawmakers from high-tax states like New York are pushing for changes to a key tax deduction in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending package.
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The 2017 tax cuts put a $10,000 cap on the deduction for state and local taxes. The richest households would see the biggest gains from eliminating or raising the cap.
Some preschoolers are encouraged to bring in their favorite toy or stuffed animal, while others risk having it confiscated.
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When students are allowed to bring personal items for show and tell, it can build their senses of self-worth, belonging and control. But poor kids often don’t get that opportunity.
Banning abortion can have health consequences for pregnant people.
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Carrying a pregnancy to term is riskier than having an abortion, especially for non-Hispanic Black women.
Crowds gather at dusk in Austin, Texas, to watch some 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge to feed from their roost under the Congress Avenue Bridge.
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Bats roost under bridges and culverts across North America, so highway departments have to check for them before repairing bridges. A new AI tool makes those inspections faster and more accurate.