With many schools closed, children's health could suffer.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus school exercise pandemic health-disparities childrens-health physical-education
Researchers have developed a liquid biopsy that can more accurately detect the most common type of adult brain tumors.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~4 min
Researchers have begun to solve the mystery of how COVID-19 causes "silent hypoxia," where oxygen levels in patients become abnormally—and dangerously—low.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 lungs oxygen health-and-medicine
Harvard Chan School’s Joseph Allen gives America an “F” on school reopening efforts, and says we’re in danger of losing thousands of virtual dropouts and wasting mild late summer/early autumn weather we could use to boost in-person learning.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~15 min
Tags: education covid-19 coronavirus schools health-medicine alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health joseph-allen reopening ventilation hepa-filter colleges mask
As ready as you are to be done with COVID-19, it's not going anywhere soon. A historian of disease describes how once a pathogen emerges, it's usually here to stay.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: influenza history-of-medicine infectious-diseases epidemiology public-health covid-19 coronavirus hivaids pandemic malaria hiv tuberculosis plague vaccines measles sars-cov-2 vaccination disease severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars black-death global-pandemic ebola-virus covid-19-pandemic middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-mers smallpox emerging-diseases disease-outbreaks smallpox-eradication disease-eradication coronaviruses leprosy endemic history-of-public-health disease-modeling
An international study finds that people who rate coronavirus conspiracy theories as more reliable are much less likely to say they will get vaccinated.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: public-health covid-19 conspiracy fake-news
A new crystal form of deltamethrin—a common insecticide used to control malaria—is up to 12 times more effective against mosquitoes than the existing form.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: pesticides malaria science-and-technology health-and-medicine mosquitoes
Several asthma interventions are associated with reduced medical costs and a reduced likelihood a child will need to go to the ER or stay in the hospital.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: asthma childrens-health health-and-medicine
Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: chemistry broad-institute ragon-institute research school-of-engineering school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes
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