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Women's Health

Staring at an image of yourself on Zoom has serious consequences for mental health – especially for women

Woman Zoom call

Prevention

Do you need a second booster shot? An epidemiologist scoured the latest research and has some answers

Second COVID-19 Booster

Opinion

Tomorrow's COVID safety guidelines will be different from today's – but that doesn't mean yesterday's were wrong

COVID-19 Mask Requirement

Opinion

Why your kid won't put down the smartphone – it's not your fault

Smartphone Addiction Teens

Parenting

Infants need lots of active movement and play – and there are simple ways to help them get it

Baby Tummy Time

Prevention

How long does protective immunity against COVID-19 last after infection or vaccination? Two immunologists explain

COVID Vaccine Immunity

Opinion

Does scaring people work when it comes to health messaging?

COVID-19 Health Messaging

Parenting

Why kids shouldn't eat added sugar before they turn 2, according to a nutritional epidemiologist

Babies Added Sugar

Mental Health

The pandemic changed death rituals and left grieving families without a sense of closure

COVID-19 Death Rituals

Adult Health

How the pandemic's unequal toll on people of color underlines U.S. health inequities – and why solving them is so critical

COVID-19 Health Disparities

Opinion

Sugar detox? Cutting carbs? A doctor explains why you should keep fruit on the menu

Fruit Nutrients

Wellness

Why does experiencing 'flow' feel so good? A communication scientist explains

Feel Flow Snowboarding

Opinion

Medical technologies have been central to U.S. pandemic response, but social behaviors matter just as much

COVID-19 vaccine disparities

Opinion

COVID-19 vaccines for children: How parents are influenced by misinformation, and how they can counter it

COVID-19 Vaccines Kids

Opinion

The 'runner's high' may result from molecules called cannabinoids – the body’s own version of THC and CBD

Runner's High

Parenting

Here's why 'baby talk' is good for your baby

Baby Talk Mom

Illness

Will omicron – the new coronavirus variant of concern – be more contagious than delta?

Omicron COVID-19 Variant

Opinion

Misremembering might actually be a sign your memory is working optimally

Memory Errors Cognition

Opinion

How the pandemic helped spread fentanyl across the U.S. and drive opioid overdose deaths to a grim new high

Drug Needle Opioids

Prevention

'Off-label' use is common in medicine – a bioethicist and legal philosopher explain why the COVID-19 vaccines are different

COVID vaccine off-label

Opinion

Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy

Ultra Processed Foods

Children's Health

The COVID-19 pandemic increased eating disorders among young people – but the signs aren't what parents might expect

Eating Disorders COVID-19

Mental Health

Go ahead, enjoy your memes – they really do help ease pandemic stress

COVID-19 Memes Stress

Healthy Eating

The spooky and dangerous side of black licorice

Black Licorice Health Effects

Opinion

Parents were fine with sweeping school vaccination mandates five decades ago – but COVID-19 may be a different story

Opinion

Ivermectin is a Nobel Prize-winning wonder drug – but not for COVID-19

Opinion

Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine? A research scientist and fitness enthusiast explains why the answer is no

Women's Health

Pregnant or worried about infertility? Get vaccinated against COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Infertility

Opinion

State policies can provide clear guidance on when to put on and take off masks – with benefits to health, education and the economy

Opinion

Apps track vital health stats for millions of people, but doctors aren't using the data

Health Tracking Apps

Fitness

Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don't know yet why it's better than other aerobic activities

Swimming brain health

Men's Health

COVID-19 could cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction – but vaccines do not

COVID-19 Male Fertility

Illness

Screentime can make you feel sick – here are ways to manage cybersickness

Prevention

Should fully immunized people wear masks indoors? An infectious disease physician weighs in

Indoor Masks Delta

Illness

U.S. is split between the vaccinated and unvaccinated – and deaths and hospitalizations reflect this divide

Prevention

How effective is the first shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine?

Prevention

Delta variant makes it even more important to get a COVID-19 vaccine, even if you've had the coronavirus

Wellness

Mindfulness meditation can make some Americans more selfish and less generous

Mindfulness meditation benefits

Prevention

Benjamin Franklin championed science after a smallpox divided Colonial America over inoculation

Benjamin Franklin Smallpox

Mental Health

The neuroscience behind why your brain may need time to adjust to ‘un-social distancing’

Opinion

A mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines could provide logistical and immunological benefits

Opinion

The next pandemic is already happening, but targeted disease surveillance can help prevent it

Pandemic Prevention Strategies

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