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Plan to Ditch the Mask After Vaccination? Not So Fast.

With 50 million Americans immunized against the coronavirus, and millions more joining the ranks every day, the urgent question on many minds is: When can I throw away my mask?It’s a deeper question than it seems — about a...

Virtual bootcamps recruit from a wider world

Any past participant of MIT Bootcamps can tell you that the program lives up to the intensity...

“A dose of her own medicine”: Dolly Parton receives COVID vaccine she helped fund

Less than a year ago, Dolly Parton donated $1 million to help her friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, develop the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Vanderbuilt University. On Tuesday, the country music legend told the world she "got a shot of...

7 Ways to Work Out With Limited Equipment

Photo: antoniodiaz (Shutterstock)Home workouts are still a great, safe option in this ongoing pandemic, but not everybody has been able to put together a full featured home gym. Even if you only have a few dumbbells or a set...

Chemists boost boron’s utility

Boron, a metalloid element that sits next to carbon in the periodic table, has many traits that...

Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19

In just a matter of weeks, two variants of the coronavirus have become so familiar that you can hear their inscrutable alphanumeric names regularly uttered on television news.B.1.1.7, first identified in Britain, has demonstrated the power to spread far...

High Staff Turnover at U.S. Nursing Homes Poses Risks for Residents’ Care

Extraordinarily high turnover among staffs at nursing homes likely contributed to the shocking number of deaths at the facilities during the pandemic, the authors of a new study suggested.The study, which was published Monday in Health Affairs, a health...

How to Fall Asleep After Waking Up

Photo: Tero Vesalainen (Shutterstock)For many people, sleeping isn’t easy. Roughly 70 million Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder, according to the Cleveland Clinic, and around 100 million people in the U.S. don’t typically get enough sleep. The...

MIT team improving gene therapies wins Sloan health care prize

The MIT team Kano Therapeutics won the 2021 Sloan Healthcare Innovations Prize Thursday with its novel approach...
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Covid-19: Updated vaccines can be fast-tracked like flu jabs

MHRA Chief Scientific Officer Dr Christian Schneider said: "Our priority is to get effective vaccines to the public in...
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