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Friday

The CDC has overhauled its COVID-19 isolation guidelines, saying the virus no longer represents the same threat to public health as it did several years ago. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Friday

A case of bronchitis in 2014 left Sanna Stella, a therapist who lives in the Chicago area, with debilitating fatigue. Stacey Wescott/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Clues to a better understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome emerge from a major study

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Wednesday

An ambitious NIH study has brought new attention to chronic fatigue syndrome

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Wednesday

Scientists rely on private funding to push long COVID research forward

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Tuesday

Long COVID research goes private

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Saturday

Iain Campbell, a researcher in Scotland, has lived with bipolar disorder since he was young. After trying the ketogenic diet, he discovered profound improvements in his symptoms — and now wants to learn if it can do the same for others. He shared his recent findings at the Metabolic Health Summit in Clearwater, Fla., on Jan. 25. Tina Russell for NPR hide caption

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Patients say keto helps with their mental illness. Science is racing to understand why

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Saturday

Advocates push for greater investment in long COVID research at Senate hearing

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Saturday

A discovery in the muscles of long COVID patients may explain exercise troubles

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Tuesday

For patients with long COVID, exercise can lead to a worsening of symptoms, a condition called post-exertional malaise. New research shows what's going on in their muscles. Erik Isakson/Getty Images/Tetra images RF hide caption

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A discovery in the muscles of long COVID patients may explain exercise troubles

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Sunday

A mermaid takes the annual polar bear plunge at Brooklyn's Coney Island beach last year. More people take cold plunges on a regular basis for health benefits, but hype outpaces research for now. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

The antibiotic doxycycline hyclate can be used after sex to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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There's an effective morning-after pill for STIs but it's not clear it works in women

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Friday

Many dog owners are worried about reports of a mysterious respiratory illness affecting dogs. THEPALMER/Getty Images hide caption

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Veterinarians say fears about 'mystery' dog illness may be overblown. Here's why

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Wednesday

School districts across the country will be able to order free COVID-19 tests from the federal government starting in early December. Patrick Sison/AP hide caption

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Free COVID tests headed to nation's schools

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Thursday

Healthy dogs romp in Brooklyn's Prospect Park in early October, after a storm caused severe flooding. Around the country a mysterious respiratory illness is making some dogs sick. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Could a 'funky' pathogen be sickening dogs? Scientists search for clues

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Tuesday

Back in 2020, even Sasquatch Pilgrim wore a mask on his way to Thanksgiving dinner. Vaccines and immunity make things better this year, but a mask during holiday travel is still a good idea. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Get used to it: COVID is a part of the holidays. Here's how to think about risks now

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Tuesday

Disease intervention specialists, like Deneshun Graves with the Houston Health Department, work to reach pregnant women at high risk of syphilis to get them testing and treatment to protect their babies. Michael Wyke/AP hide caption

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Syphilis among newborns continues to rise. Pregnant moms need treatment, CDC says

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Wednesday

Nearly half of all health workers want to quit. A campaign aims to reverse that

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Long COVID brain fog may originate in a surprising place, say scientists

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Sunday

Mikki Smith lets out a cry as she adjusts to the frigid water. It was her first time with the Puget Sound Plungers in Seattle, Washington. Mike Kane for NPR hide caption

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Ready to cold plunge? We dive into the science to see if it's worth it

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Monday

Is it true that taking a dip in freezing cold water has health benefits?

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Wednesday

A common ingredient in over-the-counter decongestants does not work, experts say

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Saturday

Researchers looking for root causes of long COVID work in the autopsy suite inside the Clinical Center at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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