Alcohol-free Drinks for Late Summer, Early Autumn

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~5 min

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Children 5-11

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~5 min

FDA panel member offers closer look at Pfizer vaccine for kids

Ofer Levy, who directs Boston Children’s Hospital’s Precision Vaccines Program, discussed the news that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be safe in school-age children, a potentially key development in the fight to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control.

Alvin Powell • harvard
yesterday ~6 min

Algorithm estimates when Alzheimer’s symptoms may appear

A new method can estimate when a person with no cognitive symptoms will start showing signs of Alzheimer's dementia based on a brain scan and age.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
yesterday ~8 min

3 groups faced the highest overdose increases in 2020

As COVID-19 raged across the United States, drug overdose deaths reached unprecedented heights. New research breaks down who was most vulnerable.

Corrie Pikul-Brown • futurity
yesterday ~9 min

Killer cell tweak tips balance between healing and bacteria defense

Natural killer cells manage wound healing, research shows. But accelerating that process also ups the risk of bacterial infection, the study also finds.

U. Zurich • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Socializing gives older adults a cognitive boost

Pleasant socializing on one day results in better cognitive performance the next, finds new research with people 70 to 90 years old.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Teens actually slept better during COVID-19 pandemic

When COVID-19 lockdowns triggered changes to teens' daily routines, they woke up and slept later, which reduced daytime sleepiness.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Young Africans Struggle with Jobs, Education During Pandemic

VOA Learning English • voa
Sept. 18, 2021 ~4 min

Biden urges countries to slash methane emissions 30% – here's why it's crucial for protecting climate and health, and how it can pay for itself

A large amount of methane emissions come from natural gas infrastructure and landfills – all problems companies know how to fix.

Drew Shindell, Professor of Climate Sciences, Duke University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2021 ~10 min