Several U.S. states are eliminating criminal fines and fees for people who can’t afford them.
The imposition of fines and fees on people unable to pay has had a disproportionate impact on Black and Latino communities.
Cancer cells don’t follow the typical rules that allow a multicellular collective to function.
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From math to evolutionary game theory, looking at cancer through different lenses can offer further insights on how to approach treatment resistance, metastasis and health disparities.
Around 20% of women with lung cancer have never smoked.
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While lung cancer rates have decreased by 43% in men, they have risen by 79% in women. New screening guidelines and recognizing early symptoms can help address the changing face of lung cancer.
Alzheimer’s disease is an incapacitating, progressive brain disorder that affects the lives of more than 6.5 million Americans.
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In clinical trials, lecanemab slowed disease progression by 27% and reduced the amount of plaque found in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Residents of Miami’s Little Haiti have been fighting plans for a luxury development for several years.
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Miami is often held up as an example of ‘climate gentrification.’ But a closer look finds a bigger driver of flashy new developments in low-income neighborhoods.
Miami’s streets were bustling and crowded by 1926.
More than 22 million people currently live in Florida following a century of rapid growth.
Flying into Hurricane Harvey aboard a a P-3 Hurricane Hunter nicknamed Kermit in 2018.
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The meteorologist leading NOAA’s 2022 hurricane field program describes flying through eyewalls and the technology in these airborne labs for tracking rapid intensification in real time.
Broadly neutralizing antibodies are able to recognize multiple strains of HIV at once.
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Antiretroviral therapies for HIV, while extremely effective, need to be taken daily for life. Designing antibody treatments that need to be taken only once could improve compliance and reduce drug resistance.
Wood feeding termites (
Microcerotermes spp) inside their nest.
Termites are about to experience a significant global expansion in their prime habitat, thanks to climate change. Here’s what that means for deadwood.
This year, many vasectomy patients are young or single men concerned about unwanted pregnancy at a time when abortion care may not be as available as before.
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As more younger, single men ask for one following the Supreme Court abortion decision, a urologist explains what to expect with a vasectomy.
For at least three decades, studies have shown that Latinos have better heart health than other people, but new research calls that into question.
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It has long puzzled researchers why Latinos seem to have lower rates of heart disease than their non-Latino counterparts, even though they have higher risk factors for heart disease.
An image from satellite data shows the strong Loop Current and swirling eddies.
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With La Niña helping clear the way for a busy hurricane season, this wide current of warm water could spell disaster for the northern Gulf Coast.
Clues to solve the paradox have emerged from an unlikely place.
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The words that doctors choose during a consultation – and even the verb tense – can help or hurt a patient dealing with a difficult diagnosis.
Some strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) have been associated with cancers, especially cervical cancer.
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Some cancers are actually caused by viruses that linger for long periods in the body, or cause physical damage that later turns cancerous.
The body starts plugging up wounds as quickly as it can to prevent blood loss and infection.
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Blood plays a vital role in keeping us alive, from delivering oxygen to the body’s organs to fighting off infections.
Residents had to be rescued as Hurricane Ida flooded coastal Louisiana in August 2021.
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A hurricane that wreaked havoc from Louisiana to New York City, the Texas freeze and devastating western wildfires topped NOAA’s list of billion-dollar disasters in 2021.
Constructions workers in warm climates are often exposed to dangerous heat.
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Excessive heat puts your body at risk for organ damage. When workers don’t have a chance to cool off at home between shifts, that harm can accumulate.
A computer animation reflects the temperature change as eddies spin off from the Loop Current and Gulf Stream along the U.S. Coast.
Ida exploded from a weak hurricane to a powerful Category 4 storm in less than 24 hours, thanks to heat from an ocean eddy. An oceanographer explains its rapid intensification.
Mexico City on Aug. 8, 2021: lots of masks, not so much social distancing.
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COVID-19 cases in Mexico are approaching the highest levels seen during the second wave in late January 2021, with about 22,000 new infections a day. A slow vaccine rollout is stunting progress.
Giving personal expense stipends to student-athletes may lead to higher costs of attendance for college students overall.
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New research shines the light on how colleges can inflate living expense estimates to offer bigger stipends to student-athletes.