Ali is a health and science reporter based in New York City. Previously, Ali covered health at CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2019 and Dartmouth College in 2017.
1.14.2021 2:00 PM
Winter workouts: 6 benefits of exercising in cold weather
Scientists explain why cold weather can supercharge exercise's physiological and mental benefits — if you do it safely.
1.13.2021 1:00 PM
For heart health, exercise has limitless benefits — study
More is better, new data suggests.
1.11.2021 11:30 PM
Gut microbiome imbalances influence the likelihood of 'long-Covid'
New research suggests gut microbiome disturbances may influence Covid-19 severity.
1.9.2021 3:00 PM
"Mom's spaghetti": 3 studies show how to use stress for good
Research shows how you think about stress influences your body's response to it.
1.6.2021 9:06 PM
Covid-19 oxygen shortages: Where are they and why are they happening?
With dwindling hospital beds and weary workers, health systems face another limited resource: oxygen to keep patients alive.
1.6.2021 12:00 AM
Longevity hack: 1 emotional ability can slow brain aging over a lifetime
For healthy aging, self-control appears to be an "active ingredient."
1.4.2021 8:37 PM
Why a specific view of masculinity gave rise to Donald Trump — study
Political action can be unconsciously swayed by one pivotal belief system.
1.2.2021 2:00 PM
Is sitting all day bad for the mind? Researchers shed light on mixed results
Prolonged sitting hurts the body, but how does it influence the mind?
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12.30.2020 2:00 PM
10 exceptional people who made a difference during Covid-19
Covid-19 heroes who made an outsized difference in the midst of an overwhelming health crisis.
12.29.2020 5:00 PM
10 diet tips for 2021 backed by scientific research
2020 took a toll on the mind and body. Here's how to reboot your diet in the new year.
12.28.2020 2:00 PM
10 people who shaped how we think about Covid-19 in 2020
A spotlight on 10 deeply-relatable people who helped inform our understanding of Covid-19's place in history.
12.24.2020 3:30 PM
4 smart ways to strengthen your immune system
Skip the boosters and stick with science.
12.20.2020 2:00 PM
One common food type could heighten the risk of death by 26 percent
Food processing "may represent a risk factor for adverse health outcomes."
12.19.2020 2:30 PM
Michael Phelps shares 4 strategies to fight pandemic pessimism
Olympian Michael Phelps shares how to stay positive in a chaotic world.
12.15.2020 8:17 PM
One type of indoor area is especially high-risk for Covid-19 — study
New fluid dynamics research suggests the six-feet-apart rule should be adjusted hyper-locally, depending on the shape of the space.
12.14.2020 8:28 PM
What the NBA bubble taught scientists about jet lag
The experience of elite athletes offers a lesson for everyone struggling with sleep.
12.12.2020 2:00 PM
Looking for a job? How to use LinkedIn and get optimal results
Job searching has gone online. What are the costs?
12.11.2020 7:29 PM
Detox science: 4 tricks to actually “cleanse” the body
A fresh start for a new year.
12.10.2020 4:00 PM
The first symptoms of Covid-19? Not what doctors originally thought
"It is reasonable to self-isolate if you experience abrupt smell or taste dysfunction."
12.9.2020 7:00 PM
How you measure happiness depends on where you live
"It is important to realize that the Western-centered viewpoint is not the only viewpoint."
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