Forget the sedatives, I’ll take some VR

Study of hand-surgery patients suggests “immersive experience” can curb need for drugs, cut hospital stay.

Jacqueline Mitchell • harvard
Sept. 26, 2022 ~6 min

Women in Zimbabwe Protect Children with Secret Vaccinations

VOA Learning English • voa
Sept. 26, 2022 ~4 min

How to Bring Houseplants back Indoors

VOA Learning English • voa
Sept. 26, 2022 ~5 min

Expert: You won’t get the flu by touching stuff

There are still lots of good reasons to wash our hands, but avoiding the flu isn't one of them, says expert Emanuel Goldman.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 26, 2022 ~6 min

Emergency programs provided kids with 1.5B meals a month in 2020

When schools closed during the pandemic's first year, emergency federal programs helped 30 million kids access nearly 1.5 billion meals each month in 2020.

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
Sept. 26, 2022 ~6 min

What parents should know about the surge in severe enterovirus

A pediatrician explains what parents should know about enterovirus D68, a respiratory virus associated with a rare polio-like illness.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 26, 2022 ~5 min

Transgender men and nonbinary people are asked to stop testosterone therapy during pregnancy – but the evidence for this guidance is still murky

Testosterone therapy is often essential for the health and well-being of transmasculine people. The choice to stop it to pursue pregnancy can be a difficult one.

Carla A. Pfeffer, Associate Professor of Social Work, Affiliate Faculty in Sociology and the Center for Gender in Global Context, and Director of the Consortium for Sexual and Gender Minority Health, Michigan State University • conversation
Sept. 26, 2022 ~11 min

CRISPR could make testing for SARS-CoV-2 fast and easy

Researchers have modified the CRISPR gene editing tool to serve as a diagnostic test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Sept. 23, 2022 ~6 min

Asthma, anxiety, and more linked to medical debt

Asthma, heart disease, lung disease, anxiety, and other mood disorders are all associated with elevated rates of medical debt, research finds.

Andrew Smith-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 23, 2022 ~5 min

COVID hit health care worker well-being super hard

COVID exacted a huge toll on the well-being of health care workers who were already struggling with high levels of emotional exhaustion before the pandemic.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Sept. 23, 2022 ~5 min