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Yes You Still Need to Wear a Mask

Yes You Still Need to Wear a Mask Short of a total lockdown, universal mask-wearing is the most effective way to slow the relentless rise in hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19. As a professional health writer and concerned citizen, the ache in my heart deepens with each new report of the devastation wrought by the…

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The Best Time of Day to Exercise

The Best Time of Day to Exercise Men at risk for diabetes had greater blood sugar control and lost more belly fat when they exercised in the afternoon than in the morning. Is it better for our bodies to work out at certain times of day? A useful new study of exercise timing and metabolic…

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How the Coronavirus Turns the Body Against Itself

How the Coronavirus Turns the Body Against Itself Some patients struggling with Covid-19 develop antibodies against their own tissues, scientists have found. The coronavirus can warp the body’s defenses in many ways — disarming the body’s early warning systems, for example, or causing immune cells to misfire. But a spate of new studies suggests another…

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How Climate Change May Affect Your Health

How Climate Change May Affect Your Health No matter where you live or how high your socioeconomic status, climate change can endanger your health, both physical and mental, now and in the future. Melting ice caps, warmer oceans, intense storms, heat waves, droughts, floods and wildfires — all these well-documented effects of climate change may…

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Alzheimer’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests

Alzheimer’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests IBM researchers trained artificial intelligence to pick up hints of changes in language ahead of the onset of neurological diseases. Is it possible to predict who will develop Alzheimer’s disease simply by looking at writing patterns years before there are symptoms? According to a new study by…

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The Wealthy Are Getting More Vaccinations Even in Poorer Neighborhoods

The Wealthy Are Getting More Vaccinations Even in Poorer Neighborhoods Officials acknowledge that the coveted shots are disproportionately going to white people and that planners’ efforts to course-correct are having limited effect. WASHINGTON — As soon as this city began offering Covid vaccines to residents 65 and older, George Jones, whose nonprofit agency runs a…

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