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Apple-funded Stanford study concludes Apple Watch can be used to measure frailty

Apple-funded Stanford study concludes Apple Watch can be used to measure...

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Enlarge / Buttons on the side of an Apple Watch Series 3. A new study on the effectiveness of the Apple Watch and iPhone as tools for measuring functional capacity in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been published by researchers at Stanford University. The study, which involved 110 participants, found that the health-monitoring capabilities…
Preliminary Study Results Deem The AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Safe And Effective

Preliminary Study Results Deem The AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Safe And Effective

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Preliminary results from a study of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine indicates it's safe and effective. The company plans to file a request with the FDA for emergency authorization to distribute doses.
As Scientists Study Tattoo Ink Safety, Europe Bans Two Widely Used Pigments

As Scientists Study Tattoo Ink Safety, Europe Bans Two Widely Used...

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A tattoo artist at work in Berlin on June 12, 2020. The European Commission is phasing out some types of tattoo ink, including those that include two widely-used blue and green pigments. John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images A tattoo artist at work in Berlin on June…
For Scientists Who Study Virus Transmission, 2020 Was A Watershed Year

For Scientists Who Study Virus Transmission, 2020 Was A Watershed Year

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Researches have learned a lot in 2020 about how the coronavirus spreads through the air. Francesco Carta fotografo/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Francesco Carta fotografo/Getty Images Researches have learned a lot in 2020 about how the coronavirus spreads through the air. Francesco Carta fotografo/Getty Images When Linsey Marr looks back at the beginning of…
Researchers Study Whether COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe For Children

Researchers Study Whether COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe For Children

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Research is underway to determine if children should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. NPR's Noel King talks to Dr. Roberta DiBiasi of Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Rigorous Study Backs A Psychedelic Treatment For Major Depression

Rigorous Study Backs A Psychedelic Treatment For Major Depression

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The hallucinogenic chemical psilocybin produced in some mushrooms helped people with major depression in a study that also included supportive psychotherapy. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images The hallucinogenic chemical psilocybin produced in some mushrooms helped people with major depression in a study…
Study: Plastic Baby Bottles Shed Microplastics When Heated. Should You Be Worried?

Study: Plastic Baby Bottles Shed Microplastics When Heated. Should You Be...

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A new study shows that plastic baby bottles, when heated or shaken, release microplastics into the liquid. Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images A new study shows that plastic baby bottles, when heated or shaken, release microplastics into the liquid. Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images Microplastics are…
New Study Predicts Over 400,000 Pandemic-Related Deaths In The U.S. This Year

New Study Predicts Over 400,000 Pandemic-Related Deaths In The U.S. This...

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A new study estimates the pandemic could cause over 400,000 deaths in the U.S. this year. It includes those who died of COVID-19 and people who died due to disruptions caused by the pandemic. AILSA CHANG, HOST: The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in this country could top 400,000 by the end of…
CDC Study Finds Hispanics Hit Disproportionately Hard By Workplace Outbreaks

CDC Study Finds Hispanics Hit Disproportionately Hard By Workplace Outbreaks

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A COVID-19 test is collected in Salt Lake City, Utah. A federal study published Monday found that Hispanic and non-white workers make up a disproportionate share of COVID-19 cases associated with workplace outbreaks in Utah. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption toggle caption Rick Bowmer/AP A COVID-19 test is collected in Salt Lake City, Utah. A federal…
New Study Says ‘Silent Spreaders’ May Be Responsible For Half Of U.S. COVID-19 Cases

New Study Says ‘Silent Spreaders’ May Be Responsible For Half Of...

Alison Galvani of Yale University tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her study indicating asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic patients may play a huge role in spreading COVID-19.

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