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Even mild cases of COVID-19 cause changes in the brain

Preliminary research finds that even mild cases of COVID-19 leave a mark on the brain – but it’s not yet clear how long it lasts Jessica...
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A pediatrician explains a spike in ear infections after Covid restrictions...

Abigail Kumral, University of Virginia As a pediatrician, I see children in my clinic daily for ear infections. Because these are associated with viral upper...
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Hormone links exercise with cognitive benefits

Brian Doctrow, Ph.D. - U.S. National Institutes of Health At a Glance Researchers found that irisin, an exercise-induced hormone, improves cognitive performance in mice. The...
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Exposure to toxic dust causing chronic health conditions for 9/11 survivors

9/11 survivors’ exposure to toxic dust and the chronic health conditions that followed offer lessons that are still too often unheeded Roberto Lucchini, Florida International University The...
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How fructose may contribute to obesity and cancer

—Brian Doctrow, Ph.D., U.S. National Institutes of Health At a Glance Researchers found that high levels of dietary fructose alter the gut to increase nutrient...
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Do I need a booster shot if I got the Johnson...

Do I need a booster shot if I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? A virologist answers 5 questions Maureen Ferran, Rochester Institute of Technology For people...
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Tick bites: Every year is a bad tick year

Jory Brinkerhoff, University of Richmond It’s summer, a time to hike, garden, vacation – and to be on the lookout for ticks. From Lyme disease to...
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What is a breakthrough infection?

Six questions answered about catching COVID-19 after vaccination Sanjay Mishra, PhD, Vanderbilt University If you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, maybe you figured you no longer need...
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6 COVID-19 treatments helping patients survive

William G. Bain, University of Pittsburgh; Georgios D. Kitsios, University of Pittsburgh, and Tomeka L. Suber, University of Pittsburgh A year ago, when U.S. health...
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What are COVID-19 variants and how can you stay safe as...

With the delta variant making up over 93% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. at the end of July 2021, questions arise about how...

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