Health & Medicine

  1. Health & Medicine

    Seven strategies to keep COVID-safe at school

    Some schools safely brought students back for in-person learning last year. Their experiences suggest how to avoid classroom spread of COVID-19 this year.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Weight shaming is literally sickening

    Many people think it’s okay to shame people for their weight. Not only is that cruel, but it also can harm their mental and physical health.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Tonsils

    The tonsils are pads of tissue in the throat that are part of the body’s immune system.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Cannabis may alter a teen’s developing brain

    Marijuana use between ages 14 and 19 was linked to faster thinning of brain regions important in decision-making.

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  5. Physics

    Scientists Say: Plasma

    In physics, plasma refers to one of the four states of matter. In medicine, plasma describes the part of blood that ferries cells, nutrients and more throughout the body.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Discovering the power of placebos

    If you take a fake pill and expect to feel better, you may. Researchers are learning how this placebo effect works and how to use it to help patients.

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  7. Humans

    Got back-to-school COVID-19 questions? We’ve got answers

    If everybody masks up at school, that could prevent a bumpy 2021–22 schoolyear. It also could keep safe those students too young to be vaccinated.

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  8. Humans

    How COVID-19 testing plans can keep kids safe in school

    As U.S. students head back to school, various testing strategies are being rolled out to help keep kids safe during in-person learning.

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  9. Science & Society

    Kids lost more than learning when COVID closed their schools

    The first 18 months of the pandemic has already taken a hefty academic and emotional toll on students, new research shows.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Millions of kids have missed routine vaccines thanks to COVID-19

    The missed shots brought vaccination rates for measles, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis to their lowest levels in over a decade.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    COVID-19 can infect kids — and risks sickening some severely

    Not all are equally impacted. Even among supposedly low risk groups, concerns intensify as the super-contagious delta variant sweeps across the globe.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    What is the role of in-person classes in COVID-19’s spread?

    New data haven’t shown that schools pose a big coronavirus risk to kids and their families, despite fears that they might.

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