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Health officials recommend that consumers dispose of onions or products containing them if they're from the supplier Thomson International or if they don't know their source

It smells like grapefruit, it's safe to eat, but it repels or even kills ticks and mosquitoes. The E.P.A. approves a new repellent the C.D.C. has worked on for 25 years.

Graduate school exams have moved online -- unless you want to be a doctor. To take the MCAT, students are still obligated to turn up in person. 

Before he became F.D.A. chief, Dr. Stephen Hahn was a Washington outsider. Now many medical experts — including members of his own staff — worry about whether he can protect the scientific integrity of the F.D.A. from the president.

Were New York doctors right to try promising but untested drugs on Covid patients? Or were they, as one doctor put it, practicing "Civil War-level medicine"?

New York State, the center of the worst coronavirus outbreak four months ago, is now one of the few places in the country that may be able to safely reopen schools.

“If anyone needed a wake-up call with antigens, how careful you have to be, we certainly saw that with my test,” said Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio. But he stressed that rapid tests should still be one tool to help control the coronavirus epidemic. 

Ask yourself: What am I getting out of worrying about food and my body right now, and what am I losing? What could I be doing with that time and energy?

One day, a Talkspace executive approached an employee with an intimate request: Could she and a company co-founder read through his therapy chat logs and share excerpts with the staff?

That the C.D.C. is contending with this problem highlights the seriousness of Legionella in the aftermath of coronavirus lockdowns, and how complicated it can be to prevent it

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A molecular biologist, Flossie Wong-Staal helped establish H.I.V. as the cause of AIDS, then cloned it and took it apart to understand how it evades the immune system. She has died at 73.

The W.H.O. agrees the coronavirus is airborne indoors, and people should avoid crowded and confined spaces with poor ventilation.

Breaking News: The U.S. now has more coronavirus cases than any other nation in the world, according to data gathered by @nytimes  

Lockdown measures for the pandemic could result in an additional 6.3 million cases of T.B. and 1.4 million deaths.

Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine for their work on cancer immunotherapy. Here's a visual explanation for how immunotherapy works:

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The W.H.O. agrees the coronavirus is airborne indoors, and people should avoid crowded and confined spaces with poor ventilation.

The University of California San Francisco health system says it will no longer be able to test patients in about five days. The reason? A shortage of testing swabs that are made in Northern Italy, which has been hard-hit by the coronavirus.

HPV vaccines are so effective that cervical cancer could ultimately be eliminated, a new study finds.

Wearing a face mask takes some getting used to. To get the most benefit, you need to avoid these common mistakes.

Dr. Khan, of Sierra Leone, was invited to spend the summer at Harvard, but he stayed to fight Ebola. He died at 39.

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