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Omicron probably in NYC earlier than detected, wastewater data suggests

The findings provide more evidence that wastewater surveillance can serve as an early warning system about the spread of new variants.

Can Omicron cause long COVID?

It is too soon to know, scientists say, but mild initial illness may not signal reduced risk.

Disaster Expert Testifies in Congress Regarding Future Pandemics

Columbia Climate School’s Jeffrey Schlegelmilch spoke to members of Congress about how better preparedness before disasters strike can save money and lives.

Toxic reaction: How to clear dangerous pollutants out of your home

After tests revealed the levels of harmful chemicals in her blood, the environmental writer vowed to discover the best ways to keep her family safe.

Global heating linked to early birth and damage to babies’ health, scientists find

Exclusive: Studies show high temperatures and air pollution during pregnancy can cause lifelong health effectsThe climate crisis is damaging the health of foetuses, babies and infants across the world, six new studies have found.Scientists discovered…

Analysis: No, there will not be a war for water

Some people falsely believe that the Afghanistan takeover by the Taliban during a drought increases the risk of violence over shared waters such as the Helmand and Kabul Rivers. Violent clashes [...]

Senate panel OKs Califf nomination for F.D.A. chief

A split committee vote revealed concerns about the opioid epidemic and abortion policies, foreshadowing a likely close vote on confirmation by the full Senate.

Unvaccinated women with COVID are more likely to lose fetuses and infants, data shows

In Scotland, as in the United States, vaccination rates of pregnant women are low, even though there is no evidence that the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines pose serious risks during pregnancy.