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The Dentist Will See You Now: But Will You See the Dentist?

Public Health

Dental practices are taking measures to keep patients safe. Some people are wary, however

Policy & Ethics

Rape Kits Are Sitting on Shelves, Untested

Policy & Ethics

Evidence gathered in sexual-assault cases could catch more criminals—if anyone bothered to look

Public Health

Focusing on body size isn’t making people healthier. Some clinicians are trying a different approach

Public Health

To Spot Future Coronavirus Flare-Ups, Search the Sewers

Public Health

Wastewater-based epidemiology can test large groups of people and help better allocate scarce resources

Public Health

World's Second-Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Ends in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Public Health

The epidemic killed more than 2,000 people—but involved the first widespread use of a vaccine against the virus

Behavior & Society

The Condoms of the Face: Why Some Men Refuse to Wear Masks

Behavior & Society

It’s not the first time masculine ideology has driven resistance to a public health initiative

Public Health

Epidemiologist Sarah Cobey describes the massive epidemic as burning through the population

Public Health

Hospitals Experiment with COVID-19 Treatments, Balancing Hope and Evidence

Public Health

With little data on what works and what doesn’t, doctors trade tips and argue about risks

Wellness

Is Brain Stimulation the Key to Athletic Performance?

Wellness

I wore a fancy set of headphones during every workout for two weeks to see if it could help me improve my cycling. And it worked (I think) through a concept called neuropriming

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Inside the Coronavirus

Public Health

Inside the Coronavirus

What scientists know about the inner workings of the pathogen that has infected the world

June 23, 2020 — Mark Fischetti, Veronica Falconieri Hays and Britt Glaunsinger

Why COVID-19 Makes People Lose Their Sense of Smell

The Body

How 'Superspreading' Events Drive Most COVID-19 Spread

Public Health

The Condoms of the Face: Why Some Men Refuse to Wear Masks

Behavior & Society

How to Fight PCOS with Diet and Nutrition

Wellness

How to Fight PCOS with Diet and Nutrition

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 1 in 10 women of child-bearing age, but diet and lifestyle changes can help you overcome your symptoms

June 27, 2020 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

What if Doctors Stopped Prescribing Weight Loss?

Public Health

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Scientific American Health & Medicine, Volume 2, Issue 3

Jun 2020

  • Medical Euthanasia Brings New Questions for Researchers

  • Here’s What We Know about the Most Touted Drugs Tested for COVID-19

  • What Immunity to COVID-19 Really Means

  • New Coronavirus Drug Shows Promise in Animal Tests

  • Can We Really Develop a Safe, Effective Coronavirus Vaccine?

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The New Coronavirus Outbreak: What We Know So Far

The New Coronavirus Outbreak: What We Know So Far

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Why History Urges Caution on Coronavirus Immunity Testing

Public Health

Why History Urges Caution on Coronavirus Immunity Testing

Snorting powdered smallpox scabs and jumping into the beds of those freshly dead from yellow fever. Humanity has gone to extreme lengths in search of immunity before. 

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