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Wildfires' Toxic Air Leaves Damage Long After the Smoke Clears

Wildfires' Toxic Air Leaves Damage Long After the Smoke Clears

By Katheryn Houghton | Sep 18
While it's long been known that smoke can be dangerous when in the thick of it, research confirmed what public health experts feared: Wildfire haze can have consequences long after it's gone.

Making Gyms Safer: Why the Virus Is Less Likely to Spread There Than in a Bar

Making Gyms Safer: Why the Virus Is Less Likely to Spread There Than in a Bar

By Will Stone | Sep 18
The fitness industry has begun to push back at the pandemic-driven perceptions and prohibitions. "We should not be lumped with bars and restaurants," says an executive from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association.

Solace: The App That Supports Transitioning, One Step at a Time

Solace: The App That Supports Transitioning, One Step at a Time

By Merryn Johns | Sep 17
A support system, advocacy portal and resource guide, Solace empowers transgender individuals through their transition through a tech-savvy and easy-to-use app.

Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad and the Dietary

Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad and the Dietary

Sep 17
Cholesterol can be confusing. But understanding it could help you live a longer, healthier life.

Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves Country 'Blind to the Pandemic'

Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves Country 'Blind to the Pandemic'

By Rachana Pradhan, Lauren Weber, Hannah Recht | Sep 16
The lapses leave officials and the public in the dark about the true scope of the pandemic as untold numbers of cases go uncounted.

The Impact of Stigmatizing Bisexuality on Mental Health

The Impact of Stigmatizing Bisexuality on Mental Health

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 16
Studies around bisexuality have found several factors that impact the mental health of bi-identifying men and women.

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 16
A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

Why Australia Needs a National Ban on Conversion Therapy

Why Australia Needs a National Ban on Conversion Therapy

Sep 16
In recent weeks, Queensland and the ACT became the first Australian jurisdictions to ban conversion therapy but a national approach is needed.

COVID, Smoke Inhalation or Flu? It's Tough to Tell

COVID, Smoke Inhalation or Flu? It's Tough to Tell

By Mark Kreidler | Sep 16
Facilities already strapped for testing supplies and personal protective equipment must first rule out COVID-19 in these patients, because many of the symptoms they present with are the same as those caused by the virus.

COVID Vaccine Trials Move at Warp Speed, But Recruiting Black Volunteers Takes Time

COVID Vaccine Trials Move at Warp Speed, But Recruiting Black Volunteers Takes Time

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | Sep 16
The ongoing trials are moving at a pace that is unprecedented for medical research. Yet recruiting minority participants requires sensitivity to a mistrust borne of past and current medical mistreatment. Trust-building cannot be rushed.

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