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COVID-19 antibodies decline quickly

Declining antibodies and immunity to COVID-19 – why the worry? Alexander (Sasha) Poltorak, Tufts University Most people are aware that testing for antibodies in a person’s...

A promising new treatment for childhood eczema

Live bacteria spray is showing promise in treating childhood eczema Ian Myles, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Here’s a shorthand way to think of...
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Vitamin C and muscle mass

Vitamin C could help older adults retain muscle mass – new research Ailsa Welch, University of East Anglia and Richard Hayhoe, University of East Anglia As...
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What is Novichok? A neurotoxicologist explains

William Atchison, Michigan State University The German government has announced that toxicology tests proved that the Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok,...
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Coronavirus may remain on surfaces for days

National Institutes of Health (NIH): At a Glance Scientists found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be detected in aerosols for up to...
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PFAS can increase your risk of severe COVID-19

How endocrine-disrupting chemicals like PFAS can increase your risk of severe COVID-19 Kathryn Crawford, Middlebury Nearly a year before the novel coronavirus emerged, Dr. Leonardo Trasande...
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How dangerous heat waves can kill

How dangerous heat waves can kill William H. Calvin, University of Washington Heat waves are the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States, not...
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Studying immune system differences between the sexes

COVID-19's deadliness for men is revealing why researchers should have been studying immune system sex differences years ago Adam Moeser, Michigan State University When it comes...
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FDA warns consumers about dangerous hand sanitizers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Reiterates Warning About Dangerous Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol, Takes Additional Action to Address Concerning Products Agency Urges Consumers, Health Care...
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Being a COVID-19 long-hauler

I'm a COVID-19 long-hauler and an epidemiologist – here's how it feels when symptoms last for months Margot Gage Witvliet, Lamar University Imagine being young and...

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