Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chicago mayor says schools safe to reopen despite pandemic

The mayor of Chicago has said the US city's public schools are "safe" and will reopen Monday, despite teachers union calls for them to continue remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up

Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an ever more urgent race between ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: COVID-19 and contact tracing

I have two children back in school. Recently, I got a note that one of their teachers was quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19. The school says it's proceeding with contact tracing, and, for now, my child does not have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Millions return to school in Italy after virus closure

Millions of Italian children returned to the classroom on Monday as most schools reopened more than six months after they were closed to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The marshmallow test revisited

When kids "pass" the marshmallow test, are they simply better at self-control or is something else going on? A new UC San Diego study revisits the classic psychology experiment and reports that part of what may be at work ...

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