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Urban oil wells linked to asthma and other health problems in Los Angeles

Hundreds of active oil wells are hiding in plain sight across the Los Angeles area. David McNew/Getty ImagesWhen California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a goal to phase out oil drilling ...
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How to use statistics to prepare for the next pandemic

Socioeconomic and cultural data can help governments predict and slow the spread of the next pandemic. Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The ...
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An Introduction to the Benefits of the Skin Trust Club

In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Dr. David Caballero-Lima, Head of R&D at Labskin, about the applications and benefits of the Skin Trust Club ...
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Herd immunity appears unlikely for COVID-19, but CDC says vaccinated people can ditch masks in most settings

A woman walks by a sign in New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic on March 30, 2021. Noam Galai/Getty ImagesWhen COVID-19 first began spreading, public health and medical experts ...
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New low cost, non-electric warmer effectively treats infant hypothermia

Neonatal hypothermia -- which occurs when an infant's core body temperature falls below the normal range needed to maintain health -- contributes to approximately one million deaths each year, and ...
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Mary Ball Washington, George’s single mother, often gets overlooked – but she’s well worth saluting

Mary Washington helped her son develop into the leader he became. While her son was the subject of several portrait artists, there is no record that Mary ever was. Stock ...
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Are graphene-coated face masks a COVID-19 miracle – or another health risk?

Officials in Quebec, Canada recently removed graphene-coated face masks from schools and daycare centers. Ridofranz/iStock via Getty ImagesAs a COVID-19 and medical device researcher, I understand the importance of face ...
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#MeToo on TikTok: Teens use viral trend to speak out about their sexual harassment experiences

Girls face lasting negative effects of sexual harassment. FatCamera/E+ via Getty ImagesA recent TikTok video that has been liked by almost half a million people encourages girls to record themselves ...
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Forget the debate over public health versus jobs – the same people suffer the most either way

Throughout the pandemic, millions of Americans wondered: “Is the cure worse than the disease?” The question implies a trade-off between “the cure,” in the form of economic shutdowns, and “the ...
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A pandemic lesson: Older adults need to go back to their doctor and make preventive care a top priority

Older patients should reconnect with their doctors for a wellness visit. Roberto Silvino/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesOlder people have borne a higher burden of illness and death from COVID-19, with people ...
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