Extend Your Fresh Vegetable Harvest Season

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~5 min

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Most adults over 50 say they’ll get a COVID vaccine

Most—but not all—older adults will get a COVID-19 vaccine once it's available. Many want to wait and see how others fare after getting it first.

Katie George-Rochester • futurity
Nov. 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Team makes trash into Parkinson’s drug and amino acid

Scientists have found a way to create the Parkinson's drug L-DOPA and the amino acid proline out of garbage materials.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Nov. 27, 2020 ~6 min

chemistry parkinsons-disease amino-acids health-and-medicine medications

Movies get a thumbs down for showing healthy food

The 250 top-grossing Hollywood movies over the last 25 years depict a huge amount of unhealthy foods and beverages, researhers find.

Stanford • futurity
Nov. 25, 2020 ~9 min

food nutrition society-and-culture health-and-medicine movies

Is it safe to visit family in nursing homes this holiday?

Can you visit nursing homes safely as COVID-19 rages on through the holidays? An expert explains what's safe and how you can protect your loved ones.

Saralyn Cruickshank-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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Homeless patients with COVID-19 often go back to life on the streets after hospital care, but there's a better way

What happens to unhoused people who get COVID-19?

J. Robin Moon, Adjunct Associate Professor, City University of New York • conversation
Nov. 25, 2020 ~8 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  health-care  health-care-costs  new-york-city  homeless  homelessness  homeless-shelters

See metal and plastic micromachines zip around

See how incredibly tiny micromachines made from metal and plastic move according to their shape. They're a step toward better drug delivery.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Nov. 25, 2020 ~5 min

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Testing sewage can give school districts, campuses and businesses a heads-up on the spread of COVID-19

As the world waits for vaccines against COVID-19, testing wastewater can give communities and smaller locales, such as school districts, valuable signals about infections trends.

Robert Glennon, Regents Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy, University of Arizona • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~11 min

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Older women who walk daily have lower blood pressure risk

For older women, extreme exercise isn't necessary to reap health benefits. 30 minutes of walking a day may be enough to cut the risk of high blood pressure.

David Hill-Buffalo • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~11 min

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Harvard centers and Microsoft collaborate on COVID tracker

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and Center for Geographic Analysis worked with Microsoft to create a live tracker that monitors the status of COVID cases, broken down by congressional district, to help officials develop testing and vaccine deployment strategies in their areas.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Nov. 24, 2020 ~4 min

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