Reckless policies are to blame for Brazil’s high death toll.
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More than 600,000 Brazilians have died of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. A new report says the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro are responsible for around half.
Ceci n'est pas un Magritte.
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Three tobacco-flavored cartridges and a vaping device have been approved by the FDA for sale in the US. It comes after a decadelong debate over e-cigarettes.
Tiny changes, like a butterfly’s wing flapping, can be amplified downstream in a chaotic system.
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Part of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for work modeling Earth’s climate using its chaotic, complex weather. To scientists, chaos lies in the gray zone between randomness and predictability.
U.S. public school enrollment overall decreased by 3% in the fall of 2020, but kindergarten enrollment dropped 9%.
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Fewer students enrolled in public school and more were home-schooled during the 2020-21 school year. Researchers analyzed records in Michigan to understand what drove parents to make these decisions.
Early detection of diabetes is important in setting treatment targets
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Targets for diabetes would improve healthy lives, reduce deaths, and be cost effective. But they should not be for managing diabetes alone; they must include treating hypertension.
Manger plus de fruits, de légumes et de noix peut avoir une véritable incidence sur la santé d’une personne, mais aussi sur celle de la planète.
Une nouvelle étude chiffre les avantages – ou impacts – de chaque aliment pour la santé et l’environnement et montre comment de petits changements peuvent faire une différence significative.
A Bangladeshi man gets his jab.
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Each dose of Pfizer has a long and complex path involving mixing, storage at temperatures colder than the South Pole and specific protocols that must be followed before it becomes a jab.
The improper prescription of opioids for pain treatment is one of the central drivers of the opioid epidemic.
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Ending the opioid epidemic requires addressing not only treatment gaps in addiction and overdose, but also inadequate pain management.
In May, Afghan troops raised their national flag as the U.S. pulled out. Now, their flag is down too.
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The Afghan military’s collapse was the collective result of individual soldiers making rational decisions based on what they expected their comrades to do.
Cancer and organ transplant patients, people with untreated HIV and people with other immunodeficiencies are at high risk of severe COVID-19 infection.
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People with weakened immune systems are at a high risk of severe and prolonged COVID-19 infections. An extra vaccine dose can bolster protection.
Bringing opposing sides face to face can lead to constructive collaboration.
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Lyme’s controversy offers four lessons on how parents, school districts, elected officials and scientists can find a path forward in the 2021-2022 school year.
Eating more fruits, vegetables and nuts can make a meaningful impact on a person’s health – and the planet’s too.
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A new study puts numbers to the health and environmental benefits – or impacts – of individual foods and shows how small changes can make a significant difference.
Food delivery couriers congregate in Turin, Italy.
Gig work is entering almost every industry and changing the relationship between workers, employers, service providers and customers. But gig workers face new and unique challenges.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seen here in July 2021, announced on Aug. 10, 2021, that he would resign amid a sexual harassment scandal.
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Four scholars who study the role witnesses play in helping and protecting harassers say the role played by many in Cuomo’s office fit a pattern of silence, complicity and intimidation.
A lot of coastal infrastructure wasn’t designed for the frequent flooding and crashing waves brought by rising seas.
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A bipartisan group of senators said it reached a deal on $550 billion in new spending on infrastructure.
An eviction crisis appears imminent.
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Millions of Americans with tens of billions in unpaid rent face eviction and loss of their home.
Biden directed regulators to find ways to limit bank mergers.
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A handful of banks now dominate the US financial sector. This consolidation has resulted in higher costs for consumers and small businesses and put the economy at greater risk of a financial crisis.
Plastic fragments washed onto Schiavonea beach in Calabria, Italy, in a 2019 storm.
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New research suggests that an effective way to locate and track large concentrations of microplastics in the ocean could be from high in the sky.
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Les personnes atteintes de troubles mentaux durant leur jeunesse sont non seulement plus susceptibles que les autres de développer des maladies chroniques, mais aussi de vieillir plus précocement.
The Postal Service has over 30,000 retail locations in the U.S, including off the Appalachian Trail in Caratunk, Me.
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About a quarter of census tracts with a post office lack a credit union or community bank, making the US Postal Service an efficient way to help more Americans get low-cost bank accounts.