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Sunday, May 16, 2021
The short answer is — no. Immunology experts say there is little to be gained, for now, from an antibody test, for a number of reasons.
Friday, May 07, 2021
Let's say you are vaccinated. Do you have to tell everybody? Anybody? Is it legal (and ethical) not to share?
Thursday, April 08, 2021
That's when a vaccine for plague was invented — and authorities began to consider requiring proof of vaccination before visiting pilgrimage sites in India. The debate has raged ever since.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
A new study in The Lancet Planetary Health finds that cultural attitudes may explain the stark differences in how countries experience the pandemic.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
As the first COVID-19 vaccines begin to be rolled out across the U.S., community leaders in diverse groups already are working hard to dispel misinformation and reach skeptics with truth.
Monday, November 09, 2020
That's a question people are asking as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments for a case on the future of the Affordable Care Act — which guarantees coverage for preexisting conditions.
Friday, November 06, 2020
Can rubbing hand sanitizer inside the nostrils help reduce infection? Can spraying Lysol in a room every hour or so disinfect the air? Plus: a primer on how to use hand sanitizer effectively.
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Dr. Omar Ibrahim went from Aleppo to Idlib province in Syria to continue treating injuries from shelling. Now, after six years of doing surgery in a war zone, he is starting a new chapter in his life.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
A study seeks to learn how hundreds of thousands of Jews, crammed in the ghetto by the Nazis, halted an outbreak of epidemic typhus. Some — including survivors alive today — say frame of mind was key.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
With the flu season looming, public health officials urge nearly all Americans over 6 months old to get immunized starting next month. Strategize now to avoid getting the flu while COVID-19 is raging.
Monday, July 06, 2020
Dentists spend their careers eye to eye with infectious patients, their hands inside gaping mouths, and have a vested interest in making sure everyone stays safe. Here's how they do it.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
A report on the impact of the novel coronavirus on the children of South Asia pays special note to reports of adolescent suicide — and looks at preventive measures.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
With fear of infection on our minds these days, it's easy to get panicky about everyday choices. Infectious disease and food safety experts weigh in on ordering dinner to go.
Friday, March 13, 2020
These designations are often used to describe a patient's COVID-19 symptoms. At this stage of the outbreak, there aren't standard definitions, but there are preliminary guidelines.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
As fighting escalates in northwest Syria, the U.N. estimates that thousands of Syrians are being displaced every day.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
We asked epidemiologists and doctors to assess the science in the 2011 movie, in which the character played by Gwyneth Paltrow starts a global pandemic. Spoiler alert: It does a pretty good job.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The lab is one of two known places that store live samples of the virus that causes the disease. Scientists use them for research. But there is concern about accidental or intentional release.
Friday, June 07, 2019
The parasite carries potentially lethal pathogens in Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand. Now it's in North America. We ask tick specialists to weigh in.
Monday, May 27, 2019
'The Hot Zone,' a miniseries on the National Geographic Channel, was "inspired" by a 1989 Ebola crisis in the U.S. We asked virologist Thomas Geisbert, who was on the scene.
Saturday, March 04, 2017
It's two comic books in one: A guide for boys (so they won't tease girls) and advice for girls on how to handle their period.