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Urban Temperatures Rise to New Highs
The number of days in which urban dwellers are exposed to extreme, and possibly deadly heat, has tripled since the 1980s.
Racial Disparities and the COVID Death Toll
The pandemic death toll has hit Blacks, Latinx, and Native Americans disproportionately hard. Here are some of the reasons why this happens.
Food Labels to Make Shoppers Smarter
Color-coded labels or warnings that quickly alert shoppers to the nutritional content of foods help consumers make healthier choices.
COVID Patients' Autoantibodies Turn the Body’s Defenses Against Itself
Some people hospitalized with COVID-19 seem to overproduce antibodies against their own tissues, leading to long-term autoimmune problems.
Weighing the Heart Risks of mRNA Vaccines
Two kinds of heart inflammation have cropped up among a small percentage of COVID vaccine recipients. Here's what parents should know.
Urban Zoning with Heart
Affordable housing is also a public health issue. Inclusive zoning reduces rates of heart disease in vulnerable communities.
A Simpler, More Accurate, COVID Test
A saliva COVID test called DRUL is safer, more sensitive, and less expensive than comparable COVID screening tools. Just spit into a cup.
Keeping An Eye on Kids' Success in School
A program that tests kids' vision to make sure they can see the blackboard and their assignments can yield big improvements in performance.
Voluntary Reductions of Salt and Sugar Would Bring Huge Health and Economic Gains
Modest reductions in the sugar in packaged foods and beverages could prevent millions of heart problems, save $4 billion in healthcare costs
Green Cleaning That Makes a Difference
Common household cleaning products expose users to toxic chemicals. Domestic workers are especially at risk. Safer substitutes are possible.
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