A close up of the sculpture ‘Medusa with the head of Perseus,’ by Luciano Garbati. Image courtesy of the artist.
Female characters in Greek mythology lived under strict patriarchal rules, but they spoke truth to power and resisted injustice.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has evolved over time into multiple variants and sublineages.
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With the emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror, at least for now, we look back on a handful of stories that provided sharp insights at key moments in the pandemic.
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With a surge in people seeking help amid a cost-of-living crisis, volunteer groups urgently need to rebuild their numbers to meet the demand for their services.
COVID-19 hasn’t vanished, but at this point it’s doing less damage.
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The emergency status allowed the federal government to cut through a mountain of red tape, with the goal of responding to the pandemic more efficiently.
In addition to evaluating new drug applications, the FDA also inspects drug manufacturing facilities.
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As the government’s oldest consumer protection agency, the FDA has long butted up against drugmakers, activists and politicians. But undermining its work could be harmful to patient health and safety.
Pills are one of the more common ways of ingesting opioids.
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Pennsylvania has long had one of the highest death rates from drug overdose in the US. But new studies suggest counties throughout the state have different rates of opioid deaths.
Street market and the Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali, which was designated a world heritage site by Unesco in 1988. During the pandemic, the town was hard hit by illegal excavations and looting.
The Covid-19 pandemic will long be remembered for the lockdowns it imposed and the millions of lives it stole. A recent Unesco report reveals that it has also took a large toll on world heritage sites.
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As much as we don’t want it to be, as much as it is off the front pages, COVID is still very much with us. We can end this pandemic, if we choose to.
While COVID-19 affected everyone, it did not impact everyone equally. Some, like women, were hit harder than others.
We will waste the potential of the pandemic if we don’t address the inequalities — specifically the gender inequalities — that it exacerbated and revealed.
Social media can sometimes damage the self-esteem of teen girls.
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The mental health of teenagers has grown far worse over the last decade. But a new report shows that, compared with boys, teen girls are disproportionately experiencing sadness and hopelessness.
Travel restrictions can disrupt the best-laid plans.
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An international education expert offers five tips for students planning to study overseas in a post-pandemic world.
COVID-19 emergency status prompted coordinated vaccination efforts by health care providers, paramedics, volunteers and others.
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President Joe Biden’s intention to end the national COVID-19 emergency will have long-lasting ripple effects on federal programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
The FDA advisory committee discussed vaccine safety, effectiveness of the current shots, potential seasonality of COVID-19 and more.
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Many questions remain about next steps for US vaccine policy. But the FDA advisory panel’s hearty endorsement of a single-composition COVID-19 vaccine represents a pivotal step.
An accurate count of COVID-19 deaths is critical both scientifically and politically.
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Taking into consideration the number of excess deaths caused by COVID-19 compared with pre-pandemic years is critical to getting an accurate accounting of the pandemic’s real toll.
Symptoms of long COVID-19 include fatigue, shortness of breath and cognitive issues.
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While there are still far more questions than answers about long COVID-19, researchers are beginning to get a clearer picture of the health and economic consequences of the condition.
Not only is it good aerobic exercise, but dancing may help the elderly with reasoning skills and memory.
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Dancing requires physical, social and cognitive engagement and, as a result, it may bolster a wide network of brain regions.
When bonds are forged between generations, both the young and the old benefit.
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Social isolation and loneliness in aging adults have been linked to numerous physical and mental health ailments. Teaching students how to listen deeply to older people can lessen those effects.
Is Americans’ low savings rate a problem?
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Americans are saving just over $2 of every $100 in disposable income after setting aside historically high amounts of cash during the pandemic.
The pre-Christmas period puts New Zealanders at high risk of exposure to COVID. Even at small gatherings of ten people, the probability someone has the virus has increased from 2-3% to about 15%.
In this November 1918 photo, a nurse tends to a patient in the influenza ward of the Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda, Md.
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During the 1918 flu pandemic, white people died at similar rates to Black Americans, according to a new study – a very different pattern than what occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.