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Everyone over 16 can now get the COVID vaccine. How do we make sure they get it?
Ask Us Anything: Can you overdose on weed?
The first swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes is about to hit the US
Should vaccinated people still get COVID tests?
Here’s how New York’s ‘vaccine passport’ app works.
UK doctors will re-expose COVID-19 survivors to study how long immunity lasts
Compost can help protect us from food poisoning
Craving a radioactive snack? Grab a banana.
It’s time you really understood what allergies mean
The pause on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine doesn’t mean it’s not safe
Music videos are marketing vaping products to teens—and it’s working
COVID might be linked to more blood clots than we thought
Kids aged 12 to 15 might be able to get Pfizer’s COVID vaccine soon
Most states will open vaccinations to all adults by mid-April
An HIV vaccine could arrive sooner than we thought—using Moderna’s mRNA tech
At the Arizona border, mapping migrant deaths could help save lives in the future
How to help kids who are still stressed about COVID-19
The majority of US COVID-19 cases now trace back to the UK variant
COVID-19 survivors may have higher risk of anxiety, depression, and neurological disorders
Daydreaming can have loads of benefits—if you do it right
The next pandemic could be lurking anywhere. Can this wildlife-tracking app help prevent it?
COVID’s fourth wave is on the way—and younger people could be most at risk
Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine blunder is a surprisingly good thing
Living in the same city doesn’t mean breathing the same air
These smartphone settings could save your life
Fully vaccinated people can safely travel, the CDC says
COVID-19 was the third leading killer in the US for 2020
How to protect your privacy while signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine online
Pfizer’s vaccine gives older kids strong protection from COVID-19
What went wrong with AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine data?
Is it okay to mix and match COVID-19 vaccines? We’ll know soon enough.
Getting COVID after vaccination is really rare—and likely to be more mild
Ask Us Anything: What causes side stitches when you exercise?
Ask Us Anything: How much sleep do you actually need?
Forest fires leave behind charcoal—and it might be toxic for years
Spending time in space could shrink your heart
Can you pass the US Army’s Combat Fitness Test? This journalist tried.
Simple filters made from conifer trees could have a huge impact on the clean water crisis
COVID-19 vaccines are working in the real world
White-tailed deer test positive for COVID-19 in lab studies
These states are on the cusp of another COVID-19 surge
The United States’ third COVID peak is not slowing down
Dreamers have been leading America’s pandemic response, despite their own shaky future
COVID anxiety tips
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Why prisoners are at higher risk for the coronavirus: 5 questions answered
What if you could design the perfect child?
Testosterone might make you run faster, but that’s kind of beside the point
It’s already time to get your flu shot (yes, really)
No, you can’t get the flu from a flu shot
There are now 805 cases of ‘vaping lung’ and at least a dozen deaths
C-section babies have a unique microbiome—here’s why that matters
This new gold nanomaterial is so thin, it’s considered 2D
Another food is primed to join the ‘big eight’ allergens
More people have sesame allergies than previously thought
The hidden carbon footprint of wasted surgical drugs
Nutrition advice for babies and toddlers has been fraught with errors. That’s about to change.
Living in a walkable neighborhood has a downside
A bad diet really can raise your risk of cancer. Here’s how.
After millennia of allergy treatments, here’s what actually works
Here’s a planet-friendly diet that’s not vegan
This is how hospitals are preparing for hurricane season
You’re less likely to get a tick bite if you steer clear of these spots
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