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New Covid Wave Is Starting, With ‘Worst Version' Of Omicron

The BA.5 subvariant of the omicron variant of COVID-19 appears to be on the rise in New York City and fueling a possible sixth wave of the pandemic

US Will Offer Monkeypox Vaccines To Anyone Exposed To Virus

As monkeypox cases rise across the country, U.S. health officials plan to expand access to vaccinations against the virus.

Research Suggests There's A Big Overlooked Benefit Of Having Dyslexia

The modern world is stitched together by threads of written language. For those with the reading disorder dyslexia, the endless tangle of words can feel like an obstacle to survival.

These ER Docs Said Profit-Driven Company Pressed Them To Work While They Had Covid

One doctor who worked for American Physician Partners says in a lawsuit there was an unwritten policy: “Motrin, mask, man-up and must not test.”

The Flu Vaccine May Help Keep Alzheimer's At Bay

A study found that adults over 65 vaccinated for the flu were noticeably less likely to develop Alzheimer's over a four year span than those unvaccinated.

A Plane Of Monkeys, A Pandemic, And A Botched Deal: Inside The Science Crisis You’ve Never Heard Of

Experts say there’s a dire shortage of primates for biomedical research—and it’s putting human lives at risk. On May 15, 2020, a US-bound cargo plane was scheduled to depart Mauritius, an island about the size of Maui that’s just east of Madagascar.

How Some Viruses Make People Smell Extra-Tasty To Mosquitoes

Two viruses that cause tropical diseases manipulate their hosts into emitting more of a mosquito-attracting molecule.

A Difficult Conversation With My Mother’s Oncologist

The silence felt heavy on the other end of the phone line. I waited a few seconds, and it dawned on me: He wasn’t ready. This moment, each in our own worlds was a defining point in our journey.