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WASHINGTON (NPR) — For several months now, I’ve been studying how the new medications, Ozempic and Wegovy, cause dramatic weight loss. Both medications contain a compound, semaglutide, that squelches hunger… Read More
WASHINGTON (NPR) — Back when my daughter was a toddler, I would make a joke about my phone: “It’s a drug for her,” I’d say to my husband. “You can’t… Read More
WASHINGTON (NPR) — Back in 2017, psychologist Jean Twenge set off a firestorm in the field of psychology. Twenge studies generational trends at San Diego State University. When she looked… Read More
WASHINGTON (NPR) — “Get ready for a silly question,” one reader wrote in response to our series on “hidden viruses” that jump from animals, like a dog or cat, to… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — We’ve known for about a month now that a third shot of the vaccine is critical for protecting against infection with the omicron variant — and… Read More
The new coronavirus variant, called omicron, was first identified in South Africa only about a month ago and is already spreading quickly in Europe and North America. It has an… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — With the omicron variant continuing to spread in a number of countries, including the U.S., scientists have been anxiously awaiting data to answer this question: How… Read More
New research from China suggests people infected with the delta variant have, on average, about 1,000 times more virus in their respiratory tracts than people infected with the original strain.
Chair design shifted dramatically about a hundred years ago, and it hasn’t been good for our backs. Our daily lives are filled with chairs that make our posture worse. Luckily, we’ve got hacks.
In the past century, many Americans have lost the ability to sit in a way that doesn’t strain their backs. Specialists say we could take a lesson from excellent sitters from other cultures.
An 21st century outbreak could be as nightmarish as the 1918 pandemic, which killed about 40 million. So the Gates Foundation wants to spur the development of a flu vaccine. Don’t we already have one?