How to Rearrange Your Post-Pandemic ‘Friendscape’
Re-entry offers an opportunity to choose which relationships we wish to resurrect and which are better left dormant. (Source: NYT Health)
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Coronavirus Variant Discovered in India is Renamed Delta
The W.H.O. said it will label variants with Greek letters instead of numbers. Scientists hope the change will end the practice of referring to the mutations by the places they were detected. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) World Health Organization India Source Type: news

For China ’s Single Mothers, a Road to Recognition Paved With False Starts
Unmarried mothers are often denied government benefits. A debate over the policy is being propelled by a declining birthrate and a new generation of independent Chinese women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivian Wang Tags: Women and Girls Single Persons ' s Rights Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Health Insurance and Managed Care China Source Type: news

Two New Laws Restrict Police Use of DNA Search Method
Maryland and Montana have passed the nation ’s first laws limiting forensic genealogy, the method that found the Golden State Killer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Virginia Hughes Tags: Forensic Science Genealogy Law and Legislation Maryland your-feed-science DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Privacy Genetics and Heredity Montana Source Type: news

Clinics Close, but Abortion Continues
Even as abortion is restricted, telemedicine allows some women to end unwanted pregnancies using legal medications. (Source: NYT Health)
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‘On That Edge of Fear’: One Woman’s Struggle With Sickle Cell Pain
Cures for a disease that mostly afflicts Black people seem near, but may come too late for Lisa Craig, who lives with an agony like knives stabbing her bones. (Source: NYT Health)
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A Vaccine Side Effect Leaves Women Wondering: Why Isn ’t the Pill Safer?
Scientists were alarmed by blood clots possibly linked to the J&J vaccine. Some women wondered if there shouldn ’t be more concern about oral contraceptives. (Source: NYT Health)
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Nepal Covid Crisis Worsens as Workers Pay the Price
The Himalayan country is considering declaring a health emergency to help contain a second wave that experts say migrant laborers brought back from India. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bhadra Sharma and Mujib Mashal Tags: Politics and Government Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immigration and Emigration Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Things to do This Summer
In-person events are returning. You can attend a rodeo, watch the Perseid meteor shower or immerse yourself in the art of Vincent van Gogh. Here are suggestions for three months of fun. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Grillo and Danya Issawi Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Source Type: news

Summer Drink Recipes
You can ’t go wrong with a gin and tonic or a caipirinha. But many summer cocktails could stand a spark of whimsy without compromising their honest appeal. (Source: NYT Health)
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Reassessing Personal Finances
Whether your bank account grew or shrank during the long months of lockdown, now is the time to take stock of your financial situation and decide your next steps. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Content Type: Service Savings Personal Finances Financial Planners Source Type: news

Books to Read This Summer
These vacation-themed reads run the gamut from tales of quaint murder mysteries and weddings run amok to reclaiming your mojo. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adrienne Gaffney Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Summer (Season) Books and Literature Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Reassessing Boundaries
Over the past year, many of us have played our different roles — professional, parent, student — all from the same space, home. Now, we’re reassessing how much to share as we emerge into the public sphere. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Cusumano Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Anxiety and Stress Workplace Environment Social Media Computers and the Internet Source Type: news

What We are Looking Forward to This Summer
Ahead of Memorial Day, and the unofficial start of summer, we asked readers to share what they are looking forward to most in the coming months. More than 100 people wrote in from across the United States with their post-pandemic plans. Here are a select few, edited and condensed for clarity. (Source: NYT Health)
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Ways to Improve the Planet After Covid
As the pandemic and lockdowns dragged on and on over the past year, most of us longed only for the day when the world would return to what it was before Covid-19 entered our vocabulary. For others, though, the months of seclusion led them to search for ways they might be able to make the world just a little better place than it was before. Here are a few ideas on improving your little part of the post-pandemic Earth that you could latch onto, or maybe you have some ideas of your own. (Source: NYT Health)
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Outdoor Science Activities
Don ’t worry: No final exams, or hefty student loans are involved. All you need are a few simple items, and an abiding interest in the wonders of nature. (Source: NYT Health)
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U.S. Mask Companies Struggle to Compete with China
Remember when N95s were in short supply? American companies stepped in to manufacture them. Now, they can ’t compete. (Source: NYT Health)
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US Vaccine Rate: 70% May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests
The survey found big increases over last month in Latinos getting the shot and in unvaccinated people who say they have made an appointment. (Source: NYT Health)
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U.K. Approves Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The single-dose vaccine becomes the fourth vaccine to be authorized for use in Britain. (Source: NYT Health)
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C.D.C. Says Vaccinated Camps Can Stop Masking and Distancing
Federal health officials also said that camps where all staff and campers are vaccinated can drop many restrictions, including masks, and return to full capacity. (Source: NYT Health)
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Reading Dan Frank, Book Editor and ‘Champion of the Unexampled’
Alan Lightman, Janna Levin and others recall the editor who shaped their work and a literary genre. Plus, more reading recommendations in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter. (Source: NYT Health)
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Poor Americans More Likely to Have Respiratory Problems, Study Finds
Despite improvements in air quality and other advances, low-income Americans more often have asthma, lung disease and related illnesses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Income Inequality Smoking and Tobacco Poverty Lungs Race and Ethnicity Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

70 Percent Covid Vaccination Rate May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests
The survey found big increases over last month in Latinos getting the shot and in unvaccinated people who say they have made an appointment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Polls and Public Opinion Kaiser Family Foundation your-feed-healthcare Children and Childhood Hispanic-Americans Source Type: news

You Can Bid on NFTs Tied to Nobel Prize-Winning Discoveries
Berkeley will auction NFTs of invention disclosure forms filed by the creators of CRISPR and cancer immunotherapy. (Source: NYT Health)
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U.S. Is Said to Have Unexamined Intelligence to Pore Over on Virus Origins
Intelligence officials have told the White House that computer analysis may shed light on the mystery. (Source: NYT Health)
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Scientists Don ’t Want to Ignore the Wuhan ‘Lab Leak’ Theory, Despite No New Evidence
Many scientists welcomed President Biden ’s call for a more rigorous investigation of a virus lab in Wuhan, China, though they said the so-called lab leak theory was still unlikely. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer, James Gorman and Benjamin Mueller Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Research Politics and Government Viruses United States Politics and Government your-feed-science Source Type: news

NFTs Linked to Nobel Prizes Are Being Auctioned by Berkeley
What would you pay for the invention disclosure forms filed by the creators of CRISPR or cancer immunotherapy? (Source: NYT Health)
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Why Apple and Google ’s Virus Alert Apps Had Limited Success
The virus-tracing effort raises questions about the power of Big Tech to set global standards for public health tools. (Source: NYT Health)
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Subway Swabbers Find a Microbe Jungle and Thousands of New Species
A team of international researchers has assembled an atlas of microorganisms present in 60 cities around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science Microbiology Drug Resistance (Microbial) Transit Systems Subways Bacteria Geography Cell (Journal) Source Type: news

Biden Orders Intelligence Inquiry Into Origins of the Coronavirus
The directive came as health officials and scientists have renewed calls for a more rigorous examination. (Source: NYT Health)
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Subway Swabbers Find a Microbe Jungle — And Thousands of New Species
A team of international researchers has assembled an atlas of microorganisms present in 60 cities around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science Microbiology Drug Resistance (Microbial) Transit Systems Subways Bacteria Geography Cell (Journal) Source Type: news

Judge Clears Purdue Pharma ’s Restructuring Plan for Vote by Thousands of Claimants
The ruling was a milestone in yearslong efforts to make the OxyContin manufacturer pay for its role in the opioid crisis, but some plaintiffs feel the plan doesn ’t go far enough. (Source: NYT Health)
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Immunity to the Coronavirus May Persist for Years, Scientists Find
Important immune cells survive in the bone marrow of people who were infected with the virus or were inoculated against it, new research suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
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The Best Time of Day to Exercise for Metabolic Health
Late-day exercise had unique benefits for cholesterol levels and blood sugar control, a study of overweight men eating a high-fat diet found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Diet and Nutrition Weight Cholesterol Diabetes Heart Diabetologia (Journal) Source Type: news

CDC Will Not Investigate Mild Infections in Vaccinated Americans
At least 10,000 vaccinated people were infected with the coronavirus through the end of April. Now the agency has stopped pursuing the mildest cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Disease Rates Vaccination and Immunization Deaths (Fatalities) United States Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Source Type: news

Moderna Vaccine Highly Effective in Adolescents, Company Says
The U.S., which has a surplus of vaccines, could soon have two options for teens while many countries face shortages. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science your-feed-health Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Teenagers and Adolescence Moderna Inc Source Type: news

Small Study Looks at Children With Covid Inflammatory Syndrome
A small study found that six months after hospitalization, most children with MIS-C did not have debilitating health issues. But some had lingering muscle weakness and emotional difficulties. (Source: NYT Health)
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Mount Sinai Seeks to Expand School Virus Testing Program
The health system, which is preparing to open a new laboratory that could process 100,000 tests a day, wants to take its program to public schools this fall. (Source: NYT Health)
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Moderna Says Its Covid Vaccine Is Effective for 12- to 17-Year-Olds
If approved, Moderna ’s vaccine would become the second Covid-19 vaccine available to U.S. adolescents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Scientists Drove Mice to Bond by Zapping Their Brains With Light
The study, a tour de force in bioengineering, comes after two decades of research on brain-to-brain synchrony in people. (Source: NYT Health)
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White House Says Dating Apps Can Help Vaccinated (and Frisky) Find Love
With new “I’m Vaccinated” badges, dating apps are plugging into a cultural conversation over how Americans can approach postpandemic dating. (Source: NYT Health)
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Stop Kissing and Snuggling Chickens, C.D.C. Says After Salmonella Outbreak
More than 160 illnesses and dozens of hospitalizations have been reported across 43 states, officials said. “These are not house pets and a lot of people confuse that,” a poultry educator said. (Source: NYT Health)
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Blind Man's Sight Partially Restored with'Optogenetics' Gene Therapy
Using a technique called optogenetics, researchers added light-sensitive proteins to the man ’s retina, giving him a blurry view of objects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Research Blindness Science and Technology Brain Genetic Engineering Source Type: news

What Convinced Me to Start Wearing Sun Protection
I ’ve failed to practice what I preached about limiting sun exposure, but a new report has prompted me to reform. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Skin Ultraviolet Light Skin Cancer Suntan Sunscreen Sunlight Kaiser Permanente Source Type: news

The Perilous Hunt for Coconut Crabs on a Remote Polynesian Island
On Makatea, an uplifted coral atoll marred by decades of mining, searching for crabs often requires gambling with the treacherous terrain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Guth and Jennifer Kingsley Tags: French Polynesia (France) Crabs Hunting and Trapping Islands Mines and Mining Coconuts Travel and Vacations Source Type: news

These Sisters With Sickle Cell Had Devastating, and Preventable, Strokes
Kyra and Kami never got a simple test that could have protected them. Their story exemplifies the failure to care for people with the disease, most of whom are Black. (Source: NYT Health)
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CDC is Investigating Heart Problems in a Few Young Covid-19 Vaccine Recipients
The agency is reviewing several dozen reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after vaccination, officials said. But the agency has not determined whether the vaccine caused the condition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Heart Youth Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

The Return of Live Theater
As productions and festivals reopen this summer, it will be nice to experience some drama outside of our own. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adrienne Gaffney Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Theater Summer (Season) Music Coronavirus Reopenings Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Discover a Water Sport
This should be the summer you become a swimmer, a paddler or a sailor — it’s easier than you think. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan Michelson Tags: Sailboats and Sailing Water Swimming Quarantine (Life and Culture) Travel and Vacations Boats and Boating Kayaks Lakes Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Think Before You Make a Big Change
If you ’re feeling the itch to overhaul your hair or finally get that tattoo or nose piercing, the timing makes perfect sense. But pump the brakes before breaking out the scissors or bleach. (Source: NYT Health)
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