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Plenty of coronavirus tests are available, but they’re not being used

Plenty of coronavirus tests are available, but they’re not being used

While commercial labs across the country have pushed hard this year to scale up their coronavirus testing capacity, the number of tests they conduct each week has fallen over the last month. Some of those major labs now report unused capacity, and one of the largest diagnostic companies has recently only been using about half…MORE

This 5-minute midday workout will get you out of your chair

This 5-minute midday workout will get you out of your chair

You’ve been chained to your desk working remotely day in and day out. Schedule this mini break in the middle of the day and call it a meeting! You’ve probably heard by now that sitting has been called the new smoking. With negative health effects from long-term sitting such as increased blood pressure, increased risk…MORE

US racial inequality just as deadly as Covid-19 if not more, report suggests

US racial inequality just as deadly as Covid-19 if not more, report suggests

Even amid a pandemic, life expectancy among White people in the United States far exceeds what Black people have experienced every year, according to new research. The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, used national life expectancy data and demographic models to estimate how many White deaths…MORE

The pandemic threatens how we naturally grow and benefit from relationships

The pandemic threatens how we naturally grow and benefit from relationships

In an era of hypervigilance during a pandemic, whether some of our friendships will survive is up in the air. Our brains have established methods for recognizing people as close friends or acquaintances, and “the closest ties are built on a substantial investment of time and trust — both of which may be challenged by…MORE

Eradication of polio in Africa is ‘great day,’ WHO director general says

Eradication of polio in Africa is ‘great day,’ WHO director general says

Polio has been declared eradicated from Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. “Today we come together to rejoice over a historic public health success, the certification of wild poliovirus eradication in the African region,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, said during a livestreamed event. “The end of wild polio in…MORE

Postpartum depression: A family hopes their loss will help others

Postpartum depression: A family hopes their loss will help others

Nima Bhakta was that college friend who everyone knew would be a great mother. We met in 2006, and I could see that she was always at ease when she interacted with children. Kind and confident, she was also the friend who talked about how excited she was to have children of her own. That’s…MORE

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