Air pollution can weaken people's respiratory, immune and cardiovascular systems, leaving them more vulnerable when they get COVID-19.
today • ~7 min
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A new discovery offers hope for ways to treat a debilitating disease that has become a leading cause of death in the US..
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
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Over the approachin holidays, people around the world will want to travel to see friends and family. Getting tested for the coronavirus can make this safer, but testing alone is not a perfect answer.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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Living near oil and gas production can affect mental health, driving stress and feelings of depression.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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Social distancing can get tougher in the fall and winter. These simple steps can help keep you and yours loved ones healthy.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~7 min
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Universities have seen widespread COVID-19 outbreaks this fall. Now students are preparing to travel for the holiday, and public health officials are worried.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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Man-made chemical disrupt the activities of most human genes. What effect does this have on human health and how should regulators respond?
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
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A new study is the first to identify sex differences in inflammation and immune cell activation in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~7 min
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