Science & Health

A researcher works in a lab at the Duke-NUS Medical School, which is developing a way to track genetic changes that speed…
It's known as 'herd immunity,' and it can happen in one of two ways
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 06:25
A sign directs voters towards a polling place in Madison, Wisconsin
Voters in Wisconsin will have to choose between voting in the primary and staying home amid pandemic
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 17:24
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 26, 2020, medical staff shows o at the IHU Mediterranee Infection Institute in…
Trump regularly touts antimalarial drug, but infectious disease expert Fauci remains doubtful  
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:58
FILE - This July 9, 2015, file photo shows the headquarters of Gilead Sciences in Foster City, Calif. Federal health officials…
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, which can include fever and cough but sometimes pneumonia requiring hospitalization
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Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:15
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee empties his wallet of cash to hand over to an official of Nourish Pierce County after Lakewood Mayor…
The survey finds Americans are increasingly isolating, washing their hands and avoiding touching their face
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Mon, 04/06/2020 - 09:55
A Neuroscientist Idea Hopes to Make a Difference in the Battle Against COVID-19
In the middle of the deadly, worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Michael Wells, a 34-year old neuroscientist, wanted to make himself useful
Mariama Diallo
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 05:47
Pharmacist Michael Witte opens a frozen package of the potential vaccine for COVID-19 on the first day of a first-stage safety study clinical trial, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Washington, March 16, 2020.
And without proven treatments or vaccines, good hygiene and staying away from other people are the only known methods of prevention
 Carol Pearson
Sun, 04/05/2020 - 11:53
In this March 25, 2020 image taken from video by Caillin Wells, neuroscientist Michael Wells works on the COVID-19 Pandemic Shareable Scientist Response Database in his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Michael Wells, a 34-year-old neuroscientist at the Broad Institute and Harvard University launched a national effort to marshal scientists to volunteer in the fight against the virus
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Sun, 04/05/2020 - 09:22
In this March 27, 2020 photo, a patient arriving to pick up medication for opioid addiction is given hand sanitizer at a clinic…
People in recovery from addiction face special challenges from stay-at-home orders
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Sun, 04/05/2020 - 03:49
FILE - A patient sits in the living room of her apartment in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Jan. 14, 2019, during a telemedicine video conference with her doctor.
For many patients, the risk of infection has made seeking treatment in hospitals potentially dangerous - technology to the rescue!
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Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:13
FILE - A man walks past a sign advising social distancing, at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, in San Francisco, California, March 28, 2020.
Extroverts have the hardest time with social distancing
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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:19
Residents wearing masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus line up to enter a supermarket in Wuhan in central…
A nationwide three minutes of silence is planned on Saturday in honor of people who died of the virus, including doctors, nurses and other health workers who have been declared martyrs
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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 13:33
A view of Britain's Prince Charles projected on a screen as he pauses prior to delivering a video message from his residence in…
New National Health Service hospital will only care for people with COVID-19, and patients will only be assigned there after their local London hospital has reached capacity
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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:27
The cruise ships Zaandam, foreground, and Rotterdam make their way to Port Everglades, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Fort…
For nearly three weeks, passengers have not been able to step on dry land
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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 08:08
A general view a temporary field hospital set at Ifema convention and exhibition of in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, April 2, 2020…
Italy, Spain and France surpassed 30,000 dead, over 56% of the world's death toll
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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:20