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Omicron Is Likely to Weaken COVID Vaccine Protection--but Boosters Could Restore It
Vaccines

Omicron Is Likely to Weaken COVID Vaccine Protection--but Boosters Could Restore It

The rapid spread of new variants such as Omicron offers clues to how SARS-CoV-2 is adapting and how the pandemic will play out over the next several months

By Ewen Callaway and Nature magazine
The Benefits of Vaccinating Kids against COVID Far Outweigh the Risks of Myocarditis
Vaccines

The Benefits of Vaccinating Kids against COVID Far Outweigh the Risks of Myocarditis

Vaccination is likely to prevent many more COVID cases than it is to cause a rare and nonfatal heart side effect in five- to 11-year-olds

By Tanya Lewis
Is There More to a Healthy-Heart Diet Than Cholesterol?
Medicine

Is There More to a Healthy-Heart Diet Than Cholesterol?

A high-fat diet is thought to increase the risk of a heart attack. But some say that the long-held dogma of “bad” cholesterol might be flawed

By Natalie Healey
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Four Success Stories in Gene Therapy
Medicine

Four Success Stories in Gene Therapy

The field is beginning to fulfill its potential. These therapies offer a glimpse of what’s to come

By Jim Daley
The COVID Cancer Effect
Cancer

The COVID Cancer Effect

Oncologists are grappling with predicting—and mitigating—the effects of the pandemic

By Usha Lee McFarling

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    Our Best Bets against COVID

  • News

    Gut Bacteria Change as You Get Older--and May Accelerate Aging

  • Investigating Antidepressants' Surprising Effect on COVID Deaths

  • Cannabis Use in Pregnancy Is Linked to Child Anxiety, Hyperactivity

  • COVID Can Cause Strange Eye and Ear Symptoms

  • Physical Activity Could Be an Evolutionary Adaptation for Grandparenting

  • The Smartest Way to Use Rapid At-Home COVID Tests

  • Can Intense Exercise Lead to ALS?

  • Opinion

    Why COVID Deaths Have Surpassed AIDS Deaths in the U.S.

  • Abortion Doesn't Have to Be an Either-Or Conversation

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