A new study in Sub-Saharan African shows that increases in dust air pollution boosts infant mortality. Climate change could make things even worse, too.
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"It's time to address airborne transmission of COVID-19," declared 230 scientists in a recent letter. One of them explains what that means in practical terms.
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Which masks work best against the coronavirus? What are the best materials for homemade masks? New research puts face masks head-to-head.
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With news that the US bought almost the entire global supply of remdesivir, new research shows the drug saves more lives in places with overwhelmed ICUs.
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New research provides a lives-for-lives comparison of economic shutdown versus business as usual during the pandemic.
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"People who say, 'I don't believe masks work' are ignoring scientific evidence. It's not a belief system. It's like saying, 'I don't believe in gravity.'"
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The impact of corporate sociopolitical activism on a company's bottom line depends on how the activism aligns with key groups, research finds.
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Pollution leads to health problems that can make COVID-19 much more deadly, an expert says. The disparity in pollution exposes more racial inequality, too.
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There may be a connection between genes involved in the opioid system and feelings of insecurity in romantic relationships, researchers find.
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