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Predicting School Safety Ahead of Re-Opening
Pretty much everyone is eager for schools to reopen. A new model offers a way to predict how well various safeguards work to keep them safe.
Early Childhood Education Shapes the Middle-Aged Brain
Childhood enrichment programs bring long-term cognitive benefits. Brain scans reveal improved brain development even in middle age.
Hidden COVID Superspreaders
Some people with no symptoms still carry a very high viral load. These supercarriers can transmit COVID and are behind superspreader events.
A Surge in Pediatric Telehealth Visits
More children saw their doctors online during the pandemic. It's convenient, but not suitable for every condition, and not all enjoy access.
Drinking and Social Distancing Don’t Mix
You're at a bar and meet someone new. Alcohol makes it likely you will lean in and get closer. If you're with a friend, different story.
Ventilation, Ventilation, Ventilation
Respiratory infections like COVID-19 thrive if Indoor air is not refreshed and disinfected. Experts on airborne pathogens have suggestions.
Not Such Happy Meals
Ads for a free toy with a burger and fries are pretty hard for kids to resist, especially when fast-food outlets don't follow the rules.
Viral COVID Disinformation
Whether COVID conspiracy theories are amplified or downplayed depends on whether one is viewing traditional, social, or conservative media.
STIs Rising in an Older Age Group
Sexually transmitted infections can be symptom-free, but still cause harm. Rising rates among young adults are prompting calls for testing.
You Are Where You Eat, Pandemic Edition
The quality of kids' diets has taken a nosedive during the pandemic, and it wasn't great to start. It's about where our food comes from.
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