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Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Doctors used to worry that antiretroviral drugs were too powerful for HIV-positive newborns. More evidence is emerging that, in fact, early treatment can be safe and effective.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Every day, as many as 500 babies in sub-Saharan Africa are born with HIV. A study out of Botswana finds that if newborns are given treatment right away, the virus becomes almost undetectable.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Childhood vaccines are often subsidized in the poorest countries. But not for those moving up the wealth ladder.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
A new study in Brazil finds that urban apartments have more diverse fungi — some healthy, some potentially not — than villages in the Amazon rainforest.
Monday, October 28, 2019
A new study of Syrian teen refugees finds the poverty of their current lives may cloud parts of their thinking more than the experience of war.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Fewer children are dying globally, but a new study finds geographic disparities still exist within many countries.
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
A new review of research on the Zika virus since 2016 finds there is still much scientists don't understand about the pandemic — including when another may strike.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Picture a hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato — kinda cool, kinda weird. They also are extraordinarily long-lived. Researchers are lining up to study their secrets.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Picture a pinkish, hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato. Researchers are studying naked mole rats to figure out what they can learn about longevity and health.
Friday, July 26, 2019
By breeding and migrating earlier, some birds are adapting to climate change. But it's probably not happening fast enough for some species to survive, according to new research.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Scientists hoping to get more diversity of ancestry among medical research volunteers need to grapple with the history of medical exploitation, says a Columbia University bioethicist.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
A new study from the Florida Keys shows that a lot of the stress on corals comes from local sources, providing hope that community action can help save them.
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
A new study finds that Snowball, a dancing cockatoo, has a repertoire of at least 14 different dance moves, suggesting that the predisposition to dance is embedded in our animal brains.
Monday, June 24, 2019
A researcher made the discovery after ordering monarchs from a breeder. To help them, experts recommend planting milkweed.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades earlier.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls exhumed from ancient tombs in western China.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Doctors who feel burned out are more likely to cut back on hours or leave medicine entirely. This costs hospitals and health care organizations billions each year, new research finds.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
In Antarctica, researchers have found patches of life, sustained in large part by droppings from seals and penguins. Changes in those populations could have ripple effects down the ecosystem.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Fung Wah bus was a cheap and not entirely safe way to get between major cities in the Northeast. It's no longer operating, but that hasn't stopped former riders from "recreating" the experience.