If you’ve had COVID-19, should you get the vaccine?

As eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines expands, an expert digs into side effects, why it's important to get the shot when it’s your turn, and other questions.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
April 19, 2021 ~8 min

Model predicts Texas COVID infection rates weeks in advance

Researchers have developed a new model that can predict COVID-19 infection rates in Texas two to three weeks in advance.

Rae Lynn Mitchell-Texas A&M • futurity
April 19, 2021 ~6 min

Forget the debate over public health versus jobs – the same people suffer the most either way

Most pandemic policies have benefited those already best off in US society and ignored people for whom neither mass shutdowns nor reopening offer relief.

Kate Duchowny, Postdoctoral Scholar in Epidemiology, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
April 19, 2021 ~7 min

Not everybody with eye pressure needs treatment to save vision

Not all patients with elevated eye pressure need treatment, according to a new study that shows most don’t go on to lose vision from glaucoma.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
April 16, 2021 ~8 min

I’m a pediatrician who cares for transgender kids – here’s what you need to know about social support, puberty blockers and other medical options that improve lives of transgender youth

Transgender youth have a number of research-backed medical options available to them. The multidisciplinary approach ranges from promoting family support to hormone treatments to surgery.

Mandy Coles, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University • conversation
April 16, 2021 ~10 min

MGH’s Complex Care Service untangles autoimmune mystery

The Complex Care Service was created for patients like Emily Hedspeth who are, as Thompson described, “the sickest 1 percent of the sickest 1 percent.”

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 15, 2021 ~10 min

A method to assess Covid-19 transmission risks in indoor settings

MIT researchers have developed a publicly available model based on physics and data from past spreading events.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 15, 2021 ~10 min

Vast majority of young people want the COVID vax

New poll results find that the vast majority of teenagers and young adults want to get the COVID-19 vaccine or have already.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~7 min

Ladybug-sized implant measures oxygen deep inside the body

A wireless device smaller than a ladybug could help doctors monitor tissue oxygen in transplanted organs and provide an early warning of transplant failure.

Kara Manke-Duke • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~7 min

Gum disease may up chance for death by COVID-19

Gum disease may be associated with higher risks of complications from COVID-19, including ICU admission and death, researchers report.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~5 min