OxyContin is an opioid prescribed for pain relief. But some users become addicted.
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The crisis has made recovery more difficult for those with substance use disorders. The inability to get to support group meetings, stress and illness are just some of the factors.
AI may not cut discrimination out of the hiring process.
Algorithms are only as good as the people who make them.
Volunteers distributing drive-thru iftar meals outside an Islamic center in Falls Church, Virginia.
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Social distancing has made giving to the poor – an obligation under Islam – harder this Ramadan. Meanwhile Muslim nonprofits are feeling the strain of the economic downturn.
Valley of the Dawn members celebrate ‘Day of the Indoctrinator’ at their temple complex in Brazil on May 1. This year’s event is postponed due to coronavirus.
Brazil's Valley of the Dawn faith is often dismissed as a cult. But many of the group's fantastical rituals are a recognizable reaction to this harsh world of inequality, loneliness and pandemics.
Remote worship is becoming the norm during the pandemic.
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Most Christian churches were relying heavily on 'collection plates' to pay their bills before the pandemic struck. And less than half were doing any online fundraising as of 2018.
Harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie, Sept. 4, 2009.
Warmer waters, heavier storms and nutrient pollution are a triple threat to Great Lakes cities' drinking water. The solution: Cutting nutrient releases and installing systems to filter runoff.
Alicia Bui runs a clinical test in the Immunology lab at the University of Washington.
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They're conducting research, accommodating testing facilities and turning dorms into quarters for medical professionals while also helping people muddle through hard ethical decisions.
Most people felt they were doing OK – with lots of TV and news updates.
A survey of 500 adults in the US provides a snapshot of the ways people are dealing with life during a pandemic and how well they think they're doing.
Recovery is the result for most coronavirus patients.
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Officially, not that many people have recovered from the coronavirus. An epidemiologist explains what has to happen for a COVID-19 survivor to get a clean bill of health.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma, left, is funding African entrepreneurs through his foundation.
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The response by Chinese donors to this pandemic so far illustrates how the country's philanthropy is beginning to go global.
Will Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan quickly get money to charities?
In past recessions, donors have tightened their pursestrings even as the need has grown. But two scholars explain why, at least for foundations, there's room for more generosity in tough times.
Octavia Spencer, left, stars in this rags-to-riches tale, along with Blair Underwood.
The founder of a black hair-care empire supported the NAACP and the Tuskegee Institute, helped preserve Frederick Douglass's home. She also tried to used her prominence to stop lynching.
Tomoyuki Sugano of the Yomiuri Giants pitches in front of empty stands at Tokyo Dome during a preseason baseball game.
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In 2002, Mike Veeck, a minor league baseball owner with a knack for bizarre promotions, decided to set the record for lowest attendance – and bar fans from entering the stadium.
At Columbia University and hundreds of other schools, all students are suddenly learning online.
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For higher ed, this is a crisis of unknown proportions.
Body temperature scans are one tool to interrupt the spread of disease by travelers.
Travelers may undergo screenings at airports to control the spread of coronavirus. Research shows that these efforts have little to no effect on slowing the spread of disease.
A county executive in Washington state addresses the media after a death from COVID-19, which results from the coronavirus.
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An epidemiologist explains the differences and similarities between COVID-19 and the seasonal flu.
What did you call me?
For more than two centuries, one particular epithet has resonated through US politics – and even helped inspire the unofficial mascot of a major political party.
Studies show that people are more likely to get the flu shot if they have a plan.
The flu shot is a bargain – and people are more likely to get it if they know that.
The College of New Rochelle closed in 2019.
It helps when school leaders are open about their financial struggles before it's too late to forge a good plan.
Cyberloafing mungkin saja bukan sebuah kegiatan yang membuang-buang waktu.
Karyawan cenderung untuk melihat 'cyberloafing' sebagai buang-buang waktu, namun sebuah kajian baru mengatakan bahwa kegiatan itu mempunyai fungsi yang penting untuk seorang karyawan.