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Maria Godoy

Updated versions of the mRNA vaccines roll out this week. Experts say they offer good protection against current COVID variants. Who should get them, and when’s the best time to roll up your sleeve?
Health officials argue the protection of the COVID vaccine booster wanes over time and say some people need a second booster. But other infectious disease experts say three shots are enough for now.
Boosting ventilation and filtration not only lowers the risk of transmission, it’s also linked to higher test scores and better health. But making upgrades is more complex than it sounds.
The CDC says you can end isolation after five days. But emerging research shows with omicron, many people could be infectious for several days past that. So how do you determine if you’re good to go?
A new study shows that getting the COVID vaccine during pregnancy confers significant protection to infants after birth.
There’s a lot we don’t know about the new COVID variant, yet many people are wondering if they can fly, go to holiday parties and restaurants — or should just hide out. We asked doctors for answers.
Many parents have seen their kids’ weight go up after months of disrupted schedules and excess screen time. Here’s how to respond, without causing new problems, like body image issues.
Government health officials are recommending a “pause” in vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. We’re answering your questions as we learn more.
The third COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. requires one shot instead of two, and works a slightly different way from the others. Here’s what we know about its safety and effectiveness.
The public health agency had previously emphasized that masks protect other people from viruses you might expel. The new advice gives a less altruistic reason to wear face coverings.
Trump has already received an infusion of Regeneron’s experimental antibody cocktail. Here’s a look at other treatments and tests he’s likely to get as doctors monitor his condition in coming days.
They’re made of cotton. Or polyester. Or paper. Or polypropylene. Here’s what researchers say about the effectiveness of the different types of face masks during this pandemic.
Politicians argue. Those opposed to mask mandates protest. But meanwhile, there’s growing evidence showing that mask wearing is a critical tool in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
Crowded protests carry a risk of coronavirus transmission. But for some, showing up is nonnegotiable. Here’s guidance to keep loved ones safe from the risk you might bring the virus home.
The proposed changes to food stamps, now called SNAP, would be drastic: About half the benefits would be boxed-up, nonperishable foods. Recipients would lose a lot of their ability to pick their food.
Georgia Gilmore organized black women to cook without raising the suspicions of their white employers, and poured the proceeds into an alternative transportation system for Montgomery bus boycotters.
How much you eat matters more than how much you work out. Several apps are designed to make watching what your diet easier. We gave one a shot.
Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will toss almost 200 million pounds of turkey alone. Massimo Bottura helps us fight food waste by showing us how to turn leftovers into a world-class new meal.