Health & Medicine

  1. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What is monkeypox?

    Once rare, the viral disease monkeypox exploded onto the global scene for the first time in 2022.

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  2. Chemistry

    Recipes for modern beauty products aren’t so modern after all

    An art historian has combined forces with chemists to uncover the science behind cosmetics used about 500 years ago.

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  3. Tech

    New stick-on ‘sonar’ device lets you watch your own heart beat

    This wearable patch might one day make personalized medicine affordable almost anywhere in the world.

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  4. Climate

    Heat waves appear more life-threatening than scientists once thought

    This is bad news as a warming planet leads to growing numbers of excessive heat waves — and millions more people facing potentially deadly temperatures.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Wildfire smoke seems to pose its biggest health risk to kids

    New studies, some of them in young monkeys, point to vulnerabilities affecting kids' airways, brains and immune systems.

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  6. Environment

    Western wildfire smoke poses health risks from coast to coast

    As wildfires become more common, their hazardous smoke is sending East Coast residents — especially children — to emergency rooms.

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  7. Life

    Your face is mighty mite-y. And that’s a good thing

    Tiny face mites live in our pores, getting food and shelter in return for eating our skin waste. A new study shows they can’t live without us.

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  8. Climate

    Let’s learn about heat waves

    Heat waves often occur when a high-pressure system lingers over a certain area. These deadly events are on the rise due to climate change.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Six months in space causes 10 years’ worth of bone loss

    Even a year after recovery back on Earth, astronauts who’d been in space six months or more still had bone loss equal to a decade of aging.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Teen arm wrestlers face risk of an unusual elbow break

    The pointy part of the inner elbow can break in arm wrestling, especially among teens whose bones are still growing.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    To test for COVID-19, a dog’s nose can match a nose swab

    Dogs can sniff out COVID-19 cases as well as PCR tests can — and are better at ID’ing cases having no symptoms, a new study finds.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Joggers run at an energy-efficient pace, new data show

    Fitness trackers and treadmill tests show that a runner’s speed tends to vary little, regardless of the distance they run.

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