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Statins lower cholesterol if taken daily – but may also have other effects on the body. StockLite/Shutterstock

Could we use statins to treat COVID-19?

Initial studies suggest these drugs, widely taken to lower cholesterol, may also reduce the severity of COVID-19.
A female killer whale leaps from the water in Puget Sound near Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Pacific killer whales are dying — new research shows why

Scientists had been uncertain about why killer whales are dying in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. A new study takes an in-depth look and provides the tools to help prevent additional deaths in the future.

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