Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID's Catch-22: The paradox of masking and disease

Much research has been done on the effectiveness of masks to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases. However, standard infection models tend to focus only on disease states, overlooking the dynamics of a complex paradox: ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EXPLAINER: Alopecia affects millions, including kids

Millions of people around the world are affected by alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss and was thrown into the spotlight after actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Israel to offer COVID jabs in schools to avoid closures

Israel said Monday it would offer COVID-19 vaccinations to students on school grounds as it announced the school year would open on time next week, despite surging coronavirus cases.

Pediatrics

Should kids get a COVID-19 vaccination?

Adolescents linger as the next frontier in vaccinating the U.S. population. Unlike with the adults, however, hesitancy about the vaccination takes on a different form: It's not just up to the person whose arm experiences ...

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