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Parklife

Study: Being close to nature reduces the risk of stroke

Air pollution, unsurprisingly, increases it.

Mind and Body

More than half of Americans have had Covid-19 — here's how to tell if you are one of them

The CDC says 60 percent of people in the U.S. have contracted Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

HORIZONS

This radical architecture style could make future cities good for your health

Plus: NASA wants your take on their Mars sample return plans.

Risk Factors

Psychiatric conditions make breakthrough Covid-19 cases more likely

Researchers are finally understanding the connection between psychiatric conditions and the immune system.

Science

How one architect’s radical ideas about nature changed American cities forever

Frederick Law Olmsted would have been 200 years old today — his legacy endures.

Shots

The meningitis vaccine may protect against this dreaded STD, new studies show

A two for one special.

STD

The pandemic’s first year impeded S.T.D. screening, a new CDC report says

The report “reflects the realities of a strained public health infrastructure.”

Oh No

You're probably handling your pet's food wrong, new study finds

Most pet owners don't follow FDA food handling guidelines.

Mind and Body

Overconfidence kills: The CDC and WHO still haven’t learned how to effectively communicate uncertainty

If there's one communications lesson from the pandemic, it's the importance of navigating uncertainty.

Science

Study reveals an alarming link between depression and disasters

As climate change worsens, so too will the mental health repercussions.

Bird flu

Everything you need to know about the current bird flu outbreak in the U.S.

As long as you’re not a bird, you’re probably fine.

Science

Poop transplants could be used to treat peanut allergies — study

Fecal microbiota therapy shows early promise as a treatment for the potentially life-threatening allergy.

Correlations

Artificial sweeteners cause cancer in mice. Here's worrying data from humans.

Past studies showed a link for lab mice. This one uses data from 102,865 people.

Toxic Racism

New research reveals disturbing racial disparities in U.S. air pollution

Recent reports reveal how historically marginalized communities experience greater air pollution exposure.

How to save the world

Will a global treaty actually stop plastic pollution? 4 experts weigh in

The UN launched a mandate to negotiate a global plastic treaty. Experts say a treaty could push corporations to curb plastic pollution — and production.

Mind and Body

The placebo problem: How scammers take advantage of a psychological effect

OPINION: The placebo effect is real. But so are the hucksters shilling it in bad faith.

Parklife

Study: Being close to nature reduces the risk of stroke

Air pollution, unsurprisingly, increases it.

Mind and Body

More than half of Americans have had Covid-19 — here's how to tell if you are one of them

The CDC says 60 percent of people in the U.S. have contracted Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

HORIZONS

This radical architecture style could make future cities good for your health

Plus: NASA wants your take on their Mars sample return plans.

Risk Factors

Psychiatric conditions make breakthrough Covid-19 cases more likely

Researchers are finally understanding the connection between psychiatric conditions and the immune system.

Science

How one architect’s radical ideas about nature changed American cities forever

Frederick Law Olmsted would have been 200 years old today — his legacy endures.

Shots

The meningitis vaccine may protect against this dreaded STD, new studies show

A two for one special.

STD

The pandemic’s first year impeded S.T.D. screening, a new CDC report says

The report “reflects the realities of a strained public health infrastructure.”

Oh No

You're probably handling your pet's food wrong, new study finds

Most pet owners don't follow FDA food handling guidelines.

Mind and Body

Overconfidence kills: The CDC and WHO still haven’t learned how to effectively communicate uncertainty

If there's one communications lesson from the pandemic, it's the importance of navigating uncertainty.

Science

Study reveals an alarming link between depression and disasters

As climate change worsens, so too will the mental health repercussions.

Bird flu

Everything you need to know about the current bird flu outbreak in the U.S.

As long as you’re not a bird, you’re probably fine.

Science

Poop transplants could be used to treat peanut allergies — study

Fecal microbiota therapy shows early promise as a treatment for the potentially life-threatening allergy.

Correlations

Artificial sweeteners cause cancer in mice. Here's worrying data from humans.

Past studies showed a link for lab mice. This one uses data from 102,865 people.

Toxic Racism

New research reveals disturbing racial disparities in U.S. air pollution

Recent reports reveal how historically marginalized communities experience greater air pollution exposure.

How to save the world

Will a global treaty actually stop plastic pollution? 4 experts weigh in

The UN launched a mandate to negotiate a global plastic treaty. Experts say a treaty could push corporations to curb plastic pollution — and production.

Mind and Body

The placebo problem: How scammers take advantage of a psychological effect

OPINION: The placebo effect is real. But so are the hucksters shilling it in bad faith.