Maria Godoy

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CDC Declares Racism A Public Health Threat

Thursday, April 08, 2021

The CDC today issued a declaration on its website that racism is a threat to public health. The assertion is a shift for the agency and one which detractors both in and out of the CDC have called for.


Immunocompromised And Concerned About The Vaccine? Here's What You Need To Know

Monday, March 29, 2021

The three currently authorized vaccines are all safe for people with suppressed immune systems, scientists say. How effective they will be may depend on your treatment plan and when you get the shot.


Nearly 1 In 3 Women Experience Violence: Landmark Report From WHO

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

A report that gathered data from 161 countries and areas paints a "horrifying picture," said WHO's director-general. And there's concern that the pandemic has made matters worse.


Got Questions About Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine? We Have Answers

Thursday, March 04, 2021

The third COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. requires one shot instead of two, and works a slightly different way from the others. Here's what we know about its safety and effectiveness.


On 'The Kitchen Front,' 4 Women Cook Their Way To Victory

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In Jennifer Ryan's new novel, set in England in 1942, four women from different backgrounds compete in a cooking contest with a possibly life-changing prize: The chance to cohost a BBC cooking show.


Coronavirus FAQs: If I Have No Post-Vaccine Pain, Is It Working? Plus: Goat Dilemma!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Readers are asking about vaccine protocols, the safest way to take off a mask, whether it's risky to engage in therapeutic cuddling sessions with goats.


Two Masks Are Better Than One, CDC Says

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research finds wearing a surgical mask underneath a cloth mask — a concept known as double masking — can vastly improve the protection for the wearer.


Why South Africa Is Putting The AstraZeneca Vaccine On Hold

Monday, February 08, 2021

A study raised concerns about its effectiveness against the coronavirus variant sweeping through the country — although the data is too preliminary for definitive conclusions.


5 Hacks And Tips To Make Your Face Mask More Protective

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

From double-masking to getting a tighter seal, these suggestions and simple at-home hacks can make your mask a better barrier against the coronavirus — and help fend off more infectious strains.


Some Health Experts Suggest Double Masking As New Coronavirus Variants Spread

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

As more contagious coronavirus variants spread in the U.S., some public health experts say it's time to wear two masks. A cloth mask with a surgical mask on top should give more protection, they say.


China's Sinovac Vaccine Is Rolling Out Around The World. Will It Work?

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Research suggests the vaccine prevents disease only 50% of the time. But it could still have a big impact. And many countries are betting on it.


Data Challenges Efficacy Of Vaccine Made By Chinese Company

Monday, January 18, 2021

Many nations are betting on a vaccine made in China to immunize their populations. Clinical trial data from Brazil shows it is only 50% effective — less than the 78% previously reported.


Is The Pandemic Causing A Surge In Female Genital Mutilation?

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Kenya's president pledged to stamp out the practice by 2022. But since the pandemic began, activists say more girls are being cut — and married off afterward.


Is It Time For A Race Reckoning In Kidney Medicine?

Monday, December 28, 2020

A movement sparked by medical students is pushing to eliminate the use of race to estimate kidney function, saying it reinforces racist thinking. Some argue the change could cause unintended harm.


In U.S. Cities, The Health Effects Of Past Housing Discrimination Are Plain To See

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Researchers analyzed the lingering harms of of decades-old racist lending policies known as redlining. Their project lets you explore the current impacts on maps of 142 cities.


Biden Advisory Board Co-Chair Says Addressing Health Disparities Will Be A Key Focus

Friday, November 13, 2020

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, one of the co-chairs of the Biden coronavirus advisory board, detailed plans for reaching minority communities with a vaccine and for messaging around pandemic safety.


Wear Masks To Protect Yourself From The Coronavirus, Not Only Others, CDC Stresses

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The public health agency had previously emphasized that masks protect other people from viruses you might expel. The new advice gives a less altruistic reason to wear face coverings.


Biden Said He'd Walk Back Trump's WHO Walkout. Can All The Damage Be Undone?

Monday, November 09, 2020

With official withdrawal looming, collaboration on global health issues was more difficult. Biden faces a challenging road to re-establish ties — and a U.S. leadership role.


Study: Plastic Baby Bottles Shed Microplastics When Heated. Should You Be Worried?

Monday, October 19, 2020

The implications for a child's health are not yet known. The study's authors urge people not to panic — and stress the need for more research.


Coronavirus FAQ: What's The Deal With The '15 Minute Rule'?

Friday, October 09, 2020

The conventional wisdom is that it takes 15 minutes of close contact to a contagious person to put you at risk. But even a short exposure could prove problematic.