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You might be overusing hand sanitizer
Alcohol doesn’t discriminate good microbes from bad ones.
Our go-to weapon against heatwaves? A dirty backup power source.
Meet the peakers.
LGBTQ+ health networks helped make urban neighborhoods more resilient against COVID
The legacy of AIDS organizing shone through as queer communities dispensed care and other resources.
As people unmask, other viral diseases are making a dangerous comeback
Respiratory syncytial virus infections, which mainly affect very young kids and older adults, are on the rise.
Laughing gas could help people with hard-to-treat depression
When the three-month study was finished, 85 percent of patients saw improvements.
The FDA approved the first new Alzheimer’s drug in nearly 20 years. But does it work?
Experts are divided as to how helpful this pricey drug will actually be.
Cities have unique microbiomes which could be key to keeping us healthy
Researchers swabbed city buses and subways and found DNA from viruses and bacteria that had never been classified before.
Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks—but there’s a catch
Here's what you need to know about the new CDC mask guidelines.
The US joined the push to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents. Will it actually help?
Critics say the move won’t help spread lifesaving shots around the globe
It’s not just methane—meat production fills the air with noxious particulate matter too
There's more than just cow burps to worry about.