Personal Health

A Black Man Died After Police Covered His Head With a Spit Hood While Arresting Him—Here's What That Is

A 41-year-old Black man’s arrest and subsequent death after being restrained by police in Rochester, New York, and placed in a “spit hood” is under investigation by the state attorney general’s office. The county medical examiner ruled Daniel Prude’s death a homicide due to “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint." Whether the […]

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A new strategy for the viral manipulation of interneurons in mice and other mammals

Large-scale studies examining RNA transcripts produced by genomes under specific circumstances or in specific cell populations, also known as transcriptomic studies, have recently led to fascinating new observations. These observations could help to understand where and when genes associated with specific neuropsychiatric disorders are expressed within different types of cells. To devise effective treatments for […]

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COIVD-19: A barometer for social justice in New York City

In an editorial for the American Journal of Public Health, faculty from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) led by Dean Ayman El-Mohandes highlight the long-standing public health-related inequities among people of color in the United States—which have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic—and call upon New York […]

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That COVID-19 baby boom might be more of a bust

When stay-at-home orders were announced in the spring, some people wryly speculated about a COVID-19 baby boom. Social media users even came up with a few suggestions for what this new generation should be called—”coronials” to start, followed by “quaranteens,” being two popular ideas. But as COVID-19 drags on, economists and epidemiologists don’t really know […]

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Deciding how and whether to reopen schools is complex—here’s how rocket scientists would develop a plan

Dealing with the social and economic upheaval from the coronavirus pandemic will require the skills and talents of many types of professions—medical personnel, public health experts, parents, students, educators, legislators, enforcement authorities and many others. Until now, though, the U.S. has struggled to mount a coordinated national response to effectively stamp out COVID-19, even as […]

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A blood test for Alzheimer’s? Markers for tau take us a step closer

A simple blood test for Alzheimer’s would be a great advance for individuals with—and at risk for—the disease, families, doctors and researchers. At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2020, scientists reported results of multiple studies on advances in blood “tests” for abnormal versions of the tau protein, one of which may be able to […]

Kids Health

Kylie Jenner: I'm ‘a Mommy 1st Above Anything Else'

No longer under cover!  Kylie Jenner kept her pregnancy a secret and only announced her baby news after Stormi was born on February 1, 2018. “I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all journeys,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star wrote on Twitter at the time. “My pregnancy was one I chose […]

Kids Health

I'm a Teenager & I'm Freezing My Eggs — Here's Why

Yep, I’m a teen. A Gen Z-er. Given that, most people expect that means my top priorities lie somewhere along the lines of partying, crushes, maybe travel, what’s happening with the Kardashians, and I don’t know, studying? You know, typical teen stuff. What they don’t expect is me telling them that my top priority, at 19 […]