Climate Change Is Making Big Problems Bigger

New data compiled by the E.P.A. shows how global warming is making life harder for Americans in myriad ways that threaten their health, safety and homes.

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Long-Haul Covid and the Chronic Illness Debate

What persistent Covid cases might have in common with chronic fatigue syndrome and Lyme disease, and why it matters.

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How to Stop the Next Pandemic

It’s not just Covid-19. Pathogens once confined to nature are making their way into humans on a more regular basis. And it’s our fault.

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The 5 Best Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites

There are more options for handling mosquitoes than simply drenching yourself in a smelly DEET-based repellent. Here’s what the experts recommend.

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Citrus Flavoring Is Weaponized Against Insect-Borne Diseases

The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat.

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What to Do When Covid Doesn’t Go Away

Lessons for coronavirus long-haulers from my own experience with chronic illness.

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She Tested Negative for Lyme Disease. So What Was Wrong?

Her lethargy and joint pain suggested a tick-borne illness. Adding to the mystery, was a recent trip abroad a clue or a red herring?

#chikungunya-virus, #diarrhea, #fatigue, #lyme-disease, #tests-medical, #ticks-insects

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How Are My Kids Still Getting Sick In Lockdown?

Many infections come from within. Doctors explain what they are and what to do about them.

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