Vaccination can help reduce the risk of monkeypox infection.
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While the majority of monkeypox cases thus far have been recorded among men who have sex with men, everyone is still at risk of contracting the disease.
The way heat and humidity affect people depends on factors like the weather that’s typical where they are.
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After the announcement of President Biden’s heat initiative, The Conversation revisits stories on high summer temperatures and human health.
Title IX protects students from sex-based discrimination in schools that get funding from the federal government.
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Scholars discuss topics that are related to Title IX, such as sexual misconduct on college campuses and bans on transgender athletes in high school sports.
Many young athletes spend hours in the hot sun every day.
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Summer sports camps and pre-season training often have kids running hard in high heat and humidity. The combination can be deadly.
Mahdi Shaban, a Palestinian living in Gaza, paid for his master’s degree with earnings from digging graves.
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Political and economic forces across the Middle East and North Africa combine to mean well-educated young people spend years looking for work, which delays their independence and adulthood.
A cotton field in Lubbock, Texas.
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Plant breeding, informed by genetic analysis, could be critical to the future of one of the world’s oldest crops.
The price physicians charge for every surgery, checkup or other procedure has a precise formula behind it.
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A health policy researcher explains how doctors determine their pay rates, and the system that lets them do it.
Syncing your circadian rhythm to a natural light-dark cycle could improve your health and well-being.
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Your body follows a circadian rhythm that influences everything from how well your medications work to the best time for exercise.
Twitter will soon be without the benefits – and problems – of a public board of directors.
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Musk’s tweets badgering Twitter’s board raised important corporate governance questions about a board’s purpose and whether its members should own shares in the company they oversee.
Your digital footprints can give hackers clues about you that they can use to trick you.
One of a hacker’s most valuable tools is the phishing attack, and you might be unwittingly making the hacker’s job easier by leaving useful information about you online.
While the vast majority of primary care providers have higher confidence in vaccines than the general public, some do not.
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Many COVID-19 vaccination campaigns encourage doctors to serve as a trusted source of vaccine information. But certain vaccine-hesitant providers may stymie these efforts.
Sexual harassment affects almost one out of every two college students.
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Colleges do a poor job of screening applicants for prior history of sexual misconduct in the workplace. A sociologist and a law professor explain how that can change.
Smith & Wesson handguns on display at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 19, 2016.
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Every gun and bullet sold in the U.S. generates excise taxes to support conservation. But Americans are buying guns now for different reasons than in the past – and increasingly, not for hunting.
A new brain-imaging study finds that participants who had even mild COVID-19 showed an average reduction in whole brain sizes.
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New research offers insights into the brain after COVID-19 that may have implications for our understanding of long COVID-19 and how the disease affects our senses of taste and smell.
Muslim women’s sports participation is growing.
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Two researchers collected data from Muslim women in 34 countries on their views on wearing sports hijab. Here is what they found.
Some resorts have launched diversity efforts to try to appeal to a wider community.
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As temperatures warm, ski and snowboard resorts are investing more in snowmaking and seeing their seasons shrink. Those costs roll down to customers in an already expensive sport.
Football, as a mirror to society?
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As the Los Angeles Rams prepare to take on the Cincinnati Bengals, The Conversation takes a critical look at some of the biggest news stories from the past NFL season.
Slow recovery for vulnerable households can slow the recovery of the entire community.
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The most affordable homes face the highest risks from disasters for three key reasons.
When persuasion stops and violence begins, that’s the line between ‘legitimate political discourse’ and something very different, scholars explain.
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Legitimate political discourse is based on persuasion, not coercion or violence. Two scholars of communication and democracy explain the difference.
Brian Flores was one of a few nonwhite head coaches until he was fired after the 2022 season.
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Despite efforts to diversify its prominent coaching ranks, the NFL has an abysmal record of hiring people of color. A recently fired Black coach’s suit alleging discrimination may hold the NFL accountable.