Lab-made mini-lungs mimic real COVID infections

Living human lung air sacs grown in a lab in tiny dishes mimic the real thing. These mini-lungs could accelerate COVID-19 research, scientists report.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Tags: stem-cells covid-19 lungs viruses pneumonia health-and-medicine

54% of countries mandate at least 1 vaccination

A huge number of countries have vaccination mandates, researchers report. The consequences for noncompliance, however, vary from country to country.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines health-and-medicine laws

Experts: To protect public from COVID, decarcerate

Criminal justice and public health experts recommend decarceration, or releasing certain people from prison, to protect the public from COVID-19.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 prison health-and-medicine

A COVID-19 vaccine may be different from others

An expert sheds light on the process of creating a COVID-19 vaccine and how it may be different from other common vaccines like the flu shot.

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines flu featured health-and-medicine

Cold? Flu? COVID? Here’s how to tell

How can you tell if you have a cold, the flu, or COVID-19 when some symptoms overlap? An expert breaks it down, including when to call the doctor.

U. Michigan • futurity
Oct. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 flu physicians featured health-and-medicine

How to safely visit the doctor during COVID-19

You may consider postponing a doctor appointment during COVID-19. An expert explains why that's a bad idea and how patients can stay safe visiting the doc.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 physicians featured health-and-medicine

Religious life was converting to tech before COVID

The pandemic has made livestreamed worship services the new normal, but research finds an existing and growing role for technology in religious life.

Eric Ferreri-Duke • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 religion mobile-devices featured society-and-culture social-lives

COVID testing is still too slow in the US

Even though wait times for COVID test results have dropped in the United States, they still don't come back fast enough to be useful for contact tracing.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: covid-19 united-states featured health-and-medicine medical-tests trends

6 tips for a safe Halloween this year

Is trick-or-treating okay this year? Can you safely leave candy out for any costumed kids? Experts break down what's safe for your Halloween.

Lisa Intrabartola-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 food halloween childrens-health featured society-and-culture

How will winter affect the way coronavirus spreads?

A new study digs into how temperature and humidity affect the spread of the coronavirus. The findings could help keep people safe as winter approaches.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Oct. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses temperature featured health-and-medicine

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