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Natural light, fresh air could keep coronavirus out of workplaces, scientists suggest

With millions of people adjusting to work-from-home orders and practicing social distancing, scientists are examining what simple changes could be made to home and office environments in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Researchers from UC-Davis and the University of Oregon published their report in the journal mSystems and came up with some recommendations… Read More »

When an Epidemic Looms, Gagging Scientists Is a Terrible Idea

Get an informed guide to the global outbreak with our daily Coronavirus newsletter. Many times in many countries, political leaders have tried to censor health officials and play down the risks of infection just as epidemics approached. This strategy has almost never worked, historians and former health officials said. And ultimately, if there are more… Read More »

Scientists discover new HIV strain

Scientists have discovered a new subtype of HIV with an Australian expert saying there was no cause for alarm. The subtype of the virus was discovered in 2001, but new DNA sequencing technology helped scientists confirm the new strain. The sequence discovery was published on Thursday in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The… Read More »

Can psychedelics treat anorexia, depression? U.S. scientists get millions to find out

Since childhood, Rachael Petersen had lived with an unexplainable sense of grief that no drug or talk therapy could entirely ease. So in 2017 she volunteered for a small clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University that was testing psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, for chronic depression. “I was so depressed,” Petersen, 29, said… Read More »

Harvard scientists link supplements to severe health events in young people

Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared with consumption of vitamins, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found… Read More »

A complete cure for cancer once and for all? Israeli scientists say they’ll have it in a year

Israeli scientists have claimed that very soon they’ll have the secret weapon to beat cancer once and for all, and find a complete cure to the tormenting disease within a year. A team of researchers in Israel told The Jerusalem Post Monday that they had created an antidote for cancer — a drug called MuTaTo,… Read More »