Research suggests that about 20% of all prescriptions are administered “off-label.”
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The CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine provider agreement prohibits health care professionals from administering the vaccines in people for whom they are not yet authorized or approved. But this departs from longstanding norms.
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of the national Feeding America anti-hunger network, meets with Jay Worrall, president of a Pennsylvania food bank.
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The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s latest ranking indicates that the coronavirus and heightened awareness about racism made a difference, but not necessarily a lasting one.
The leaders of Ireland’s major churches have been cooperating more closely amid challenges like Brexit and the pandemic.
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A church service marking Northern Ireland’s centenary has stirred up debate. But amid the past few years’ tensions, the island’s Christian leaders have coordinated closely.
Global views on climate change are shifting, but there is still a strong progressive-conservative divide.
Pew asked people in 17 countries how they felt about climate change. The survey found some optimism but also deep ideological divides, particularly in the United States.
A diminished voice in the union?
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Northern Ireland’s Orange Order will take to the streets on July 12 to commemorate a Protestant military victory. A scholar explains why this year the risk of unrest is heightened.
The Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal decision ends years of confusion over the status of prisoners on death row.
The Malawi court’s decision provides a roadmap for future challenges to the death penalty in other southern African countries.
Une scientifique habillée d'une combinaison pressurisée au Laboratoire national de microbiologie de Winnipeg.
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Une grande partie de la recherche scientifique sur les coronavirus est menée dans des pays qui ne contrôlent pas la recherche à double usage ou les expériences de gain de fonction.
A virologist stands between rows of cages for laboratory animals in the new high security laboratory (biosafety level 4) at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany.
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A large proportion of scientific research on coronaviruses is carried out in countries with no oversight of experiments designed to make pathogens more deadly.
An endless palm oil plantation in Costa Rica.
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To protect natural ecosystems we will need a system that actually counteracts market forces.
Electric vehicles and renewable energy will only get the country so far.
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To cut enough greenhouse gas emissions, the world will need technologies that are still being developed, particularly for industries that are tough to clean up, like cement, steel and shipping.
Misinformation and lack of information during the pandemic have made it even harder for people to assess risk.
People have a hard time assessing risk in the best of times. Adding a world-changing pandemic with evolving and sometimes conflicting information has made personal risk assessment much harder.
El Saadawi protesting on her 80th birthday.
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To understand her contribution to public debate, it’s important to see her in the context of the historical moment that made her work possible, necessary and provocative.
A woman visits New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art in September.
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Arts organizations have been particularly hard hit, but many may benefit from new sources of emergency government funding.
Pope Francis, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, waves to the crowd after addressing Congress on September 24, 2015.
In the 2016 election, Donald Trump won 60% of the American Catholic vote. This year, it will be difficult for him to obtain a similar score, and that could have immense consequences.
Sometimes promising innovations, such as this glass that can harness solar energy, developed by scientist Lance Wheeler, take a long time to reach consumers.
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Similar arrangements already support the National Park Service, the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies.
Joe Biden, alors vice-président des États-Unis, en compagnie du pape François, à Washington le 24 septembre 2015.
En 2016, Donald Trump avait remporté 60 % des suffrages des catholiques américains. Cette année, il lui sera difficile d’obtenir à nouveau un tel score, ce qui pourrait lui coûter très cher…
African American students are disproportionately punished, starting in preschool.
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These new findings could help explain why Black students are more likely to be suspended, expelled or otherwise disciplined than other children.
Sin importar los detailed de la trama, las teorías conspirativas siguen un patron común.
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El video ‘Plandemic’, que incluye falsedades y desinformaciones sobre el coronavirus, es un ejemplo de cómo funcionan las teorías conspirativas.
No matter the details of the plot, conspiracy theories follow common patterns of thought.
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Conspiracy theories about COVID-19, such as those advanced in the video ‘Plandemic,’ tend to pull from the same playbook. Recognizing that can help keep you from falling for this kind of thinking.
A Grade 6 student takes part in a virtual school session with her teacher and classmates via Zoom from her home in Vancouver, April 2, 2020.
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Children in our schools are the latest at risk in a brave new age of surveillance and data control that is being catalyzed by hasty educational technology decisions under COVID-19.