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Biden’s first executive order will require masks on federal property

Biden’s first executive order will require masks on federal property

President-elect Joe Biden, who plans to make the coronavirus pandemic his top priority, will begin his presidency by asking Americans to wear masks for 100 days and requiring their use on federal property. His first executive order, the “100 Days Masking Challenge,” will symbolize the administration’s sharp turn from the Trump era by emphasizing recommendations…MORE

Preemies may have greater risk of premature death as adults, study suggests

Preemies may have greater risk of premature death as adults, study suggests

One in 10 babies around the world is born prematurely, and the vastly improved survival rates of preemies is one of the most striking advances of modern health care — with the overwhelming majority of those born preterm reaching adulthood. But what are the long-term health risks of being born too early as these infants…MORE

These coronavirus variants are keeping scientists awake at night

These coronavirus variants are keeping scientists awake at night

At least four new variants of the coronavirus are keeping scientists awake at night. One, first identified in southeast England, has now shown up in at least 50 countries and appears to be spreading more efficiently than older variations of the virus. Its appearance has frightened political leaders, who have closed borders and imposed travel…MORE

Risk of ADHD may increase if expectant mother has autoimmune disorder, study says

Risk of ADHD may increase if expectant mother has autoimmune disorder, study says

Women with autoimmune disorders who become pregnant are significantly more likely to have babies that later develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, according to a longitudinal study of babies and mothers in Australia. Common autoimmune disorders include Type 1 diabetes, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s and celiac disease, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, to name…MORE

States complain that demand for the Covid-19 vaccine is outpacing supply

States complain that demand for the Covid-19 vaccine is outpacing supply

Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows there’s still a gap in the number of Covid-19 vaccines that have been distributed to states and the number of shots that have gone into arms, but as states’ vaccine campaigns have picked up the pace, states complain the federal government is not sending…MORE

Guiding gender-atypical kids through puberty

My 11-year-old daughter and I cracked open a book I’d bought for her on puberty and changing female bodies. On the very first page it informed her that, once her body developed, men would start looking at her differently. We crinkled our noses in some combination of discomfort and skepticism. No matter how her body…MORE

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