These Algorithms Could End the Scourge of Tuberculosis

In rural India and other places where tuberculosis is rampant, A.I. that scans lung X-rays might eliminate the scourge.

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Trump Says He’s Beaten Covid-19. Doctors Aren’t So Sure.

Mr. Trump’s physician has given an incomplete, upbeat picture of his health. Medical experts warn that the president is entering a pivotal, unpredictable phase.

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Abandoned Rio Tinto Mine Is Blamed for Poisoned Bougainville Rivers

Residents of the Papua New Guinea region have accused the mining giant of environmental and human rights violations and asked for an investigation.

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We’ll Have to Learn to Live With Smoke. Here’s Why.

There’s a huge fire debt in the West that must be paid off, experts say, either through controlled burns or out-of-control blazes. Either way, that means smoke.

#air-pollution, #environment, #global-warming, #portland-ore, #respiratory-diseases, #wildfires

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How to Protect Children from Wildfire Smoke

Even if flames are far away, smoke can travel and threaten kids’ health. But staying inside has trade-offs too.

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How Flu Shots Can Help in the Fight Against Covid-19

Experts worry that the two diseases could overwhelm the health care system and create a new shortage of hospital beds and personal protective equipment.

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Wildfire Smoke Is Dangerous. Here’s How to Protect Yourself.

Smoke spreads misery, including health problems, far beyond fire zones. We have key facts and tips.

#air-pollution, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #global-warming, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #wildfires

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Is Staying Home Harming Your Child’s Immune System?

Why exposure to other germy kids might matter.

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America Has Mistreated Its Coal Miners. Here’s Their Fight for Justice.

In “Soul Full of Coal Dust,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hamby tells the story of black lung and the mining companies who refused to take responsibility for its harm.

#black-lung-disease, #books-and-literature, #coal, #hamby-chris, #mines-and-mining, #respiratory-diseases, #soul-full-of-coal-dust-a-fight-for-breath-and-justice-in-appalachia-book

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Covid-19 Is Creating a Wave of Heart Disease

Emerging data show that some of the coronavirus’s most potent damage is inflicted on the heart.

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As the Country Opens Up, Children With Disabilities Are Getting Left Behind

The kids who most need social interaction this summer won’t be getting it.

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How to Navigate Your Community Reopening? Remember the Four C’s

Close contact, confined spaces, crowds, choices — these are the considerations to ponder now.

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Tear Gas Used in George Floyd Protests Could Lead to New Coronavirus Wave

Tear gas brings temporary misery by stinging eyes and throats. There’s also evidence that it may increase the risk of respiratory illness.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #respiratory-diseases, #tear-gas, #united-states

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Treating Mild Coronavirus Cases Could Help Save Everyone

Acting before or very soon after an infection is the best way to handle most acute viral diseases. Why aren’t we focusing on that with Covid-19?

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The Coronavirus Vaccine May Have a Shortcut: Infecting Volunteers

Should we take it?

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #ethics-personal, #oxford-university, #respiratory-diseases, #smallpox, #viruses

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The Infection That’s Silently Killing Coronavirus Patients

This is what I learned during 10 days of treating Covid pneumonia at Bellevue Hospital.

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Asthma Is Absent Among Top Covid-19 Risk Factors, Early Data Shows

Despite warnings that asthmatics were at higher risk for severe illness from the coronavirus, asthma is showing up in only about five percent of New York State’s fatal Covid cases.

#asthma, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #lungs, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-state, #research, #respiratory-diseases

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Stay 6 Feet Apart, We’re Told. But How Far Can Air Carry Coronavirus?

Most of the big droplets travel a mere six feet. The role of tiny aerosols is the “trillion dollar question.”

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Coronavirus in New York: 13 Confirmed Cases

Here’s how the outbreak, and the reaction to it, has unfolded in the state.

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How Does the Coronavirus Compare With the Flu?

As new cases appear on the West Coast, some — including the president — are comparing it to the seasonal flu. Here’s a close look at the differences.

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Here Comes the Coronavirus Pandemic

Now, after many fire drills, the world may be facing a real fire.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ebola-virus, #epidemics, #infections, #respiratory-diseases, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #swine-influenza

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