Social distancing is more likely if you have money

Liquid assets increase the likelihood that a person in the United States can practice social distancing, a survey finds.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
today ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money united-states society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Drug shows promise for fighting rare ALS

An experimental drug called tofersen that could help treat a rare kind of ALS is headed to a phase 3 trial.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
today ~7 min

Tags: als drug-development proteins health-and-medicine medications nerves

Scientists warn of airborne transmission of COVID-19

"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.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
today ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses research featured health-and-medicine pandemics

College student depression is up during the pandemic

COVID-19 is taking a toll on college students' mental health. It's also hampering their ability to get quality care for issues like increasing depression.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
today ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 depression higher-education money health-and-medicine college-students race-and-ethnicity

Social distancing is more likely if you have money

Liquid assets increase the likelihood that a person in the United States can practice social distancing, a survey finds.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
today ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money united-states society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Does the COVID crisis cap 25 years of government blunders?

"What went wrong? The answer is: Almost everything went wrong, and almost everything that did go wrong had been foretold."

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
yesterday ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 history united-states government society-and-culture health-and-medicine us-presidents

Lower fertility may follow C-section for first baby

"It's important that women who elect to have a C-section know that there is a chance they may have difficulty conceiving in the future."

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: fertility pregnancy surgery health-and-medicine births

COVID-19 can have long-term effects on lungs, heart

For some people who get COVID-19, the long-term effects are serious. Here's what we know about the damage it causes to the body.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
yesterday ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 lungs featured health-and-medicine hearts

Opposition to HPV vaccine finds traction on Facebook

Facebook has allowed anti-vaxxers to gain a stronger voice against the HPV vaccine, a new study of 6,500 public posts finds.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: social-media vaccines facebook health-and-medicine

99% of ‘forever chemicals’ can’t survive surprising catalyst

Forever chemicals may have met their match in a new, surprising catalyst. "This wasn't supposed to work, and it did."

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: pollution light health-and-medicine coatings catalysts

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