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Pandemic Presents New Hurdles, And Hope, For People Struggling With Addiction

Pandemic Presents New Hurdles, And Hope, For People Struggling With Addiction

HEALTH | By Nina Feldman, WHYY | Jun 3
The coronavirus pandemic has largely eclipsed the conversation around the opioid crisis. But the crisis still rages on despite business closures, the cancellation of in-person treatment appointments and the strain on many addiction resources.

Could Antibody Injections Fight COVID-19?

Could Antibody Injections Fight COVID-19?

HEALTH | Jun 1
To stop the spread of COVID-19, billions of people will need to have antibodies to protect against the new coronavirus. How can we isolate and produce neutralizing antibodies in large enough quantities to serve everyone who needs them?

Antibody Tests Were Hailed As Way To End Lockdowns. Instead, They Cause Confusion.

Antibody Tests Were Hailed As Way To End Lockdowns. Instead, They Cause Confusion.

HEALTH | By Christie Aschwanden | May 29
Researchers tested twelve different antibody tests and found all but one turned up false positives — implying that someone had antibodies when they didn't ? with false-positive rates reaching as high as 16%.

How to Stay Safe While Eating Out: Advice From an Infectious Disease Expert

How to Stay Safe While Eating Out: Advice From an Infectious Disease Expert

FOOD/DRINK | May 21
What should you look out for, and how can you and the restaurant reduce the risk? Here are answers to a few common questions.

How Should I Clean and Store My Face Mask?

How Should I Clean and Store My Face Mask?

SCIENCE | May 21
Cloth face masks worn during the coronavirus pandemic should be washed regularly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nurse Shares Story, Body Transformation After Fighting COVID-19

Nurse Shares Story, Body Transformation After Fighting COVID-19

NATIONAL | May 20
A healthcare worker known on social media as The Bearded Nurse is sharing his story and his body transformation after spending six weeks in a hospital, battling COVID-19.

How to Safely Buy Groceries in a Pandemic

How to Safely Buy Groceries in a Pandemic

FOOD/DRINK | May 20
Wear a mask, but skip the gloves. Don't sanitize the apples. And if you are older than 65, it's probably best to still order your groceries online.

Heading Back to Work? 4 Ways to Protect Your Immune System

Heading Back to Work? 4 Ways to Protect Your Immune System

WORKPLACE | May 18
As businesses begin to open back up and people prepare to re-enter the workplace, they should not let their guard down. This is especially important for the most vulnerable, including those with autoimmunity (AI).

Tourists, Beware: Foreign Visitors' Travel Health Insurance Might Exclude Pandemics

Tourists, Beware: Foreign Visitors' Travel Health Insurance Might Exclude Pandemics

HEALTH | May 18
Many plans offer health care coverage in case a person needs medical attention during a trip. But policies vary tremendously by company -containing limits on payouts, copayments and circumstances, such as whether they cover an evacuation.

NIH Director: Large-Scale Vaccine Testing Expected by July

NIH Director: Large-Scale Vaccine Testing Expected by July

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | May 15
Having a COVID-19 vaccine by January is "a stretch goal," but the head of the National Institutes of Health is gearing up for a master experiment to rapidly tell if any really work.

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