Coronavirus may technically be ‘airborne,’ but that may not matter for preventing its spread

Experts agree that the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19 spreads through direct contact and large droplets that, once sneezed or coughed out, often fall harmlessly to the ground. But a recent letter signed by 239 scientists suggests that the virus may also spread by airborne transmission, lingering in the air for hours within lighter “microdroplets.” The letter challenges the most recent […]

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The US formally announced its withdrawal from the World Health Organization

  The United States has formalized its intent to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 6, 2021. WHO is a United Nations body devoted to coordinating international public health efforts, including the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Donald Trump first said he would withdraw the U.S. in May if certain conditions were not met within […]

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Paraguay controls coronavirus, while its neighbors struggle

As nearby nations grapple with uncontrolled spread of the novel coronavirus, the poor, landlocked nation of Paraguay appears to be controlling the disease, with just a few thousand confirmed cases and a few dozen deaths. Along with Paraguay’s relative isolation, experts credit the country with creating a network of quarantine centers in military academies, motels, and religious institutions where citizens […]

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13 survivors share stories of what it's like to have a miscarriage

Shattering the saddest taboo of all: Thirteen women share what it’s like to have a miscarriage – after striking new study found losing a baby leaves a third with post traumatic stress The loss of a baby is something that women may carry with them all their lives Wanting to help others affected, the 13 women here are sharing their […]

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It’s not just Alzheimer’s disease: Research highlights form of dementia

The long-running study on aging and brain health at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Center has once again resulted in important new findings—highlighting a complex and under-recognized form of dementia. The work was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): Neurology. “One of the things that we’ve learned in the last […]

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