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New recommendations to improve “mother’s own milk” for premature infants

For premature infants who can't breastfeed on their own, "mother's own milk" (MOM) is by far the best nutrition. There's an urgent need for effective ways to increase the relatively ...
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Domestic air travel does not appear to have been an important vector for the spread of COVID-19 in the US, study suggests

Passengers board a plane in New York City on May 3, 2020. Air travel from such hot spots did not lead to surges to other cities, a study suggests. Eleonore ...
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The pandemic recession has pushed a further 9.8 million Americans into food insecurity

Lines outside food distribution centers have become a common scene. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images CC BY-ND The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed hardship on millions of vulnerable Americans through unemployment ...
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Pollen can raise your risk of COVID-19 – and the season is getting longer thanks to climate change

Pollen can suppress how the body's immune system responds to viruses. Callista Images via Getty ImagesExposure to pollen can make you more susceptible to COVID-19, and it isn’t just a ...
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6 COVID-19 treatments helping patients survive

New treatments target different stages of COVID-19, including before patients become sick enough to need a hospital. Juan Monino via Getty ImagesA year ago, when U.S. health authorities issued their ...
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Separation of COVID-infected mothers from babies has a negative effect on breastfeeding

It may be safe for COVID-infected mothers to maintain contact with their babies. Keeping them apart can cause maternal distress and have a negative effect on exclusive breastfeeding later in ...
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COVID-19 has made Americans lonelier than ever – here’s how AI can help

AIs are no substitute for human contact, but they can diminish loneliness. AP Photo/Frank Augstein“How does that make you feel?” In the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are ...
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Study sheds light on the dangerous nanomaterials lurking in our consumer products

Our consumer products, such as food, cosmetics and clothes, might be filled with nanomaterials - unbeknownst to us ...
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No internet, no vaccine: How lack of internet access has limited vaccine availability for racial and ethnic minorities

A man fills out an online application during a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago in July 2012. The fair offered computer access to people who do not ...
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Women’s health is better when women have more control in their society

A woman from one of the Mosuo farming communities in southwest China. The Mosuo were participants in a groundbreaking study examining gender-based health disparities. Siobhan Mattison, CC BY-SAGender disparities in ...
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