New guidance from the CDC says that 15 minutes of exposure – regardless of whether that occurs at one time – can result in transmission of the coronavirus.
It's hard to make international comparisons of the COVID death rates in individual countries, but a new approach is giving scientists better data to work with.
What might be the global geopolitical significance of Trump's positive COVID-19 test?
Medical innovation is often accelerated in a time of crisis.
Live music venues must be helped to survive the COVID-19 era.
Domestic violence is always a problem, but especially during the pandemic. A recent study found that friends and family can help, but they, too, need support.
As the UK heads into a recession, here are some simple - and cheap - tips to reduce utility bills and make less of an impact on the planet.
When water stagnates in pipes, harmful metals and bacteria can accumulate and make people sick. Buildings that were shut down for weeks during the pandemic may be at risk.
A researcher explains what it will take to make sure children are reasonably safe from catching the coronavirus aboard school buses.
The CDC has long been a trusted source of health information, keeping the public not only safe but calm in times of disease outbreaks. Public health officials fear now for its reputation.
The student loans system is just another source of financial gender inequality.
The rushed emergency approval for a treatment that might help COVID-19 patients has raised questions: Is the FDA abandoning its own guidelines?
In the middle of the pandemic, the Trump administration is pursuing policy and a court ruling that would take away health care from millions. Two scholars explain the details.
India could help overcome 'vaccine nationalism' because it is the major supplier of medicines to the global south.
The flu vaccine is now available in most places. A public health nurse explains why it's especially important to get vaccinated for it this year.
A loyal customer base will help the cruise liner industry as it takes its first tentative steps towards recovering from the pandemic.
Whether you had COVID-19 or just stressed out about getting it, your brain's hippocampus may have shrunk in the last few months.
People with eating disorders often struggle with staying in control. For many, the pandemic took away control. A health scholar shares her story of how that loss of control affected her bulimia.
The old-fashioned telephone – well, maybe not a rotary dial, but a phone nonetheless – became a way during the pandemic for patients to 'see' their doctors. Could this trend continue?
Researchers can't agree on topics such face mask, immunity and number of infections. Here's why.