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Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here’s...

Jiu-Chiuan Chen, University of Southern California Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It slowly destroys memory, thinking and behaviors, and eventually the...

Seat belts and smoking rates show people eventually adopt healthy behaviors...

Randy P. Juhl, University of Pittsburgh Why do we do things that are bad for us – or not do things that are good for...

Why do older people heal more slowly?

Matthew Steinhauser, University of Pittsburgh I recently visited an 83-year-old patient in the hospital after EMTs rushed her to the ER with an infected leg...

Steroids cut COVID-19 death rates, but not for everyone – here’s...

Bryan McVerry, University of Pittsburgh New studies show that treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with inexpensive steroids can cut their risk of dying from the...

Kids are bigger coronavirus spreaders than many doctors realized – here’s...

Phyllis Sharps, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Lucine Francis, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing The first U.S. schools have reopened with in-person...

Insect apocalypse? Not so fast, at least in North America

Matthew D. Moran, Hendrix College In recent years, the notion of an insect apocalypse has become a hot topic in the conservation science community and...

Don’t blame cats for destroying wildlife – shaky logic is leading...

William S. Lynn, Clark University; Arian Wallach, University of Technology Sydney, and Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila, University of Wisconsin-Madison A number of conservationists claim cats are...

How coronavirus contact tracing works in a state Dr. Fauci praised...

Jenny Meredith, University of South Carolina After weeks of keeping people home to “flatten the curve,” restrictions on U.S. businesses are loosening and the coronavirus...

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Passengers boarding airplanes: we’re doing it wrong

Jason Steffen, Northwestern University ‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the...