A new coronavirus variant — known as delta plus — has cropped up in the U.K. There's concern it could be more dangerous than the highly contagious delta variant. What does the science actually show?
Lots of people suggest guzzling a tall glass of H2O before the injection. But is there any evidence it'll reduce side effects or improve vaccine effectiveness? Also: painkiller protocols!
During the pandemic, karaoke has been kayoed due to fears of viral spread. If you've got a song in your heart and a vaccine in your arm, is it safe to pick up a karaoke mic in public?
After years of progress in reducing the number of annual deaths from tuberculosis, the number of cases of the infectious respiratory disease went up in 2020.
Drug company Merck is awaiting word on its emergency use authorization application for its recently announced drug molnupiravir. If approved, the anti-viral drug developed at a lab at Emory University could become the first-ever pill to treat COVID-19. The latest Georgia Today podcast examines the journey that led to this potential breakthrough and its connection to Emory.
For decades, Western docs and nurses have parachuted into poor countries to perform surgeries. That's not working in this pandemic. But there's a new twist that holds promise.
In the vaccine era, people are wondering if it's (relatively) safe to resume hugs, exchange handshakes, kiss on the cheek or air-kiss.
He's had quite a September. Bedford has just been named a MacArthur Fellow and was also awarded a $9 million, 7-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his work on the pandemic.
Finding a car to buy these days seems almost impossible. Dealer lots are emptier, prices are higher and shoppers are stressed out. Here's what to know.
The Japanese Army systematically raped women in the Philippines. What's become of the aging survivors of this wartime atrocity in the midst of the pandemic?
It's happening more and more — you'll have to show proof of vaccination to enter an event or to travel. There's that flimsy paper card. And then there's the digital realm. What's the best option?
Across Georgia, hospitals are raising the alarm on a startling increase in violent outbursts by patients against their staff.
Women in a Kenyan village had a radical idea to stop the practice of trading sex for fish to sell: What if they owned their own boats? They had great success. Then came a series of terrible setbacks.
Thousands of NPR readers shared what they'd say if someone asked them why they are wearing a mask. Here's a selection of their responses.
A single mom with HIV. A grandmother who thought she had enough money to get by. A lawyer who lost her job. They're among the millions around the world pushed into food insecurity by the pandemic.