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Pandemic has teens feeling worried, unmotivated and disconnected from school

The academic worries were elevated among older students who were further along in secondary school, for whom graduation and college planning are more imminent.

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India’s pandemic exodus was a biological disaster and stranded migrant workers should be classified as internally displaced

Shortly after the announcement of a lockdown, it was reasonably anticipated that the closure of business would detrimentally affect the social and economic conditions of millions of daily wage workers in the country.

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How virus detectives trace the origins of an outbreak – and why it's so tricky

Plant, animal or human, the methods are largely the same. Tracking down the origins of a virus involves a combination of extensive fieldwork, thorough lab testing and quite a bit of luck.

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How to 'build back better' health habits after the pandemic year

I am a physician and associate professor of medicine at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. In my role as the director of wellness, resiliency and vulnerable populations, I hear the concerns of faculty and staff regarding returning to on-site work.

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How can the world help India — and where does that help need to go?

Several countries including the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Germany, and France have already sent aid such as oxygen and related equipment, ventilators, medicines and ICU equipment. The US has also said it will provide vaccine help, and critical drugs.

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'Each burning pyre is an unspeakable, screeching horror' – one researcher on the frontline of India's COVID crisis

Global health researcher Vyoma Dhar Sharma had just embarked on a fieldwork trip to India as COVID-19 began sweeping through the population and overwhelming hospitals. It has taken a terrible toll on her country – and her family.

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Coronavirus one year on: two countries that got it right, and three that got it wrong

One year on, we have now seen 115 million confirmed cases globally and more than 2.5 million deaths from COVID-19.

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6 COVID-19 treatments helping patients survive

There is still no quick cure, but thanks to an unprecedented global research effort, several treatments are helping patients survive COVID-19 and stay out of the hospital altogether.

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How the media may be making the COVID-19 mental health epidemic worse

Constantly watching and reading news about COVID-19 may be hazardous for your mental health.

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6 important truths about COVID-19 vaccines

One of the biggest barriers standing in the way of ending the pandemic isn’t medical or logistical. It’s the misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Why using fear to promote COVID-19 vaccination and mask wearing could backfire

While the pandemic stakes might justify using hard-hitting strategies, the nation’s social and political context right now might cause it to backfire.

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10 parenting strategies to reduce your kids' pandemic stress

Many studies have shown that kids who have faced abuse, neglect and family conflict struggle forming friendships, have academic difficulties and face physical and mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood.

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