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.
2.5.2021 2:00 PM
Covid-19 misinformation: Doctors reveal the other pandemic we're losing
Oncologist and science communicator Shikha Jain shares what it's like to spread basic scientific facts, and face harassment, bullying, and threats online.
Science & Chill
2.3.2021 8:00 PM
5 Netflix nature documentaries that will get you through winter
Your brain wants to be outside. Trick it with these films.
1.30.2021 2:00 PM
4 essential strategies to reboot your life in 2021
Self-improvement is an inside job. Here's how to start.
1.29.2021 2:30 PM
Exercise and chronic inflammation: Why workouts can combat disease
Researchers discover exercise can counteract the toll of chronic inflammation.
1.27.2021 4:30 PM
Will the national mask mandate stop Covid-19? What scientists predict
Public health experts say Biden's national mask mandate is both symbolic and practically meaningful in fighting Covid-19.
1.26.2021 1:00 AM
Study finds 2 psychological factors influence supernatural encounters
"What we experience is shaped by how we pay attention."
1.25.2021 6:02 PM
Learning an instrument can structurally change the brain — study
"We can change the way our brains are wired."
1.23.2021 4:00 PM
Why do our minds wander? Brain study shows benefits of daydreaming
Researchers outline the cognitive benefits of daydreaming, developing a way to detect different trains of thought in the brain.
1.21.2021 3:00 PM
Study: Covid-19 could pose a “global threat” to male fertility
Emerging evidence suggests "the possibility of testicular damage due to Covid-19."
1.20.2021 11:00 AM
Are depression and intelligence related? Scientists say the answer is in our genes
Scientists combed through a massive genetic dataset and discovered depression and intelligence have a "dual relationship," with mixed effects.
1.16.2021 2:00 PM
Studies show 1 brain hack can stop addiction cold
Why curiosity may be the antidote to addiction.
1.16.2021 1:30 PM
Landmark study reveals 1 factor links gut health and long life
Microbiome researchers find the strongest links to date connecting diet, gut health, and disease.
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?
Mind and Body
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