Maria Godoy

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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.


Beyond Plexiglass: Scientists Say This Simple Solution Could Keep VP Debate Safer

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Since the coronavirus can spread through the air, scientists say plexiglass barriers alone may not be enough protection. But a contraption using duct tape, HEPA filters and box fans could help a lot.


CDC Acknowledges Coronavirus Can Spread Via Airborne Transmission

Monday, October 05, 2020

People with COVID-19 can infect others even if they are more than 6 feet apart. In updated guidance, the CDC acknowledges airborne transmission can occur, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.


New U.N. Tracker Looks At How Countries' COVID-19 Responses Are Helping Women

Monday, October 05, 2020

A new database from U.N. Women and UNDP looks at how 206 countries and territories are responding to women's needs during the pandemic. And the results are mixed.


Trump Receives Experimental Drugs For COVID-19. Here's What Doctors Are Watching For

Friday, October 02, 2020

Trump has already received an infusion of Regeneron's experimental antibody cocktail. Here's a look at other treatments and tests he's likely to get as doctors monitor his condition in coming days.


Trump's Test Highlights Importance Of Masks. Here's How To Make Safer DIY Coverings

Friday, October 02, 2020

Experts say that cloth face coverings are one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Here are three tips to make safer, homemade masks.


COVID-19 May Have A More Serious Impact On Formerly Redlined Communities

Friday, September 18, 2020

The first national-level study reveals public health consequences still persist from the "redlining" of neighborhoods in the 1930s.


The Women Of Peru Are Suffering From A 'Shadow Pandemic'

Thursday, September 10, 2020

That's how the United Nations characterizes the violence against women that, based on past evidence, has been exacerbated by coronavirus lockdowns.


Group Whose NIH Grant For Virus Research Was Revoked Just Got A New Grant

Saturday, August 29, 2020

EcoHealth Alliance is one of 11 recipients of funds to set up the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases. But the grant won't let them revisit earlier research on bats and coronavirus.


'Racial Inequality May Be As Deadly As COVID-19,' Analysis Finds

Thursday, August 27, 2020

A century of U.S. statistics finds mortality rates and life expectancy were much worse for Black Americans during pre-pandemic years than they have been for white people during the COVID-19 crisis.


Africa Declares Wild Polio Is Wiped Out — Yet It Persists In Vaccine-Derived Cases

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Kick Polio Out of Africa Campaign began in 1996. This week, the World Health Organization announced that wild polio has been eradicated — although there is a caveat.


'Silent Epidemic': Nearly 1 In 3 Kids Exposed To Damaging Levels Of Lead

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

It's the first time global data has been gathered on the extent of the problem. Experts are calling it a "groundbreaking" report. And the ill effects can last for a lifetime.


Why Doctors Keep Monitoring Children Who Recover From Mysterious COVID-Linked Illness

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

After contracting coronavirus, almost 200 kids in the U.S. developed a new inflammatory syndrome. Most recovered, but pediatric researchers have started a study to watch for long-term effects.


A User's Guide To Masks: What's Best At Protecting Others (And Yourself)

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

They're made of cotton. Or polyester. Or paper. Or polypropylene. Here's what researchers say about the effectiveness of the different types of face masks during this pandemic.