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Females Are More Likely to Have Long COVID. But We Need Data to Prove It

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers found that people who are biologically male are more likely to experience severe outcomes and death from COVID than people who are biologically female. However, the reasons for these differences, and how they work, are not yet fully understood.


Does Predictive Policing Technology Reduce Gun-Related Crime?

ShotSpotter is a predictive policing technology that can detect the location of a gunshot. Now it's being rapidly adopted by police departments across the U.S. to help curb gun-related violence and crime. The question, however, is how effective that technology is.


Even Exceptions To Abortion Bans Pit A Mother’s Life Against Doctors’ Fears

With the end of Roe v. Wade’s abortion protections, there are now millions of Americans who won’t be able to get an abortion if they want one. Although for some who are seeking abortion because of the way a pregnancy is affecting their health, it shouldn’t be a problem, thanks to exceptions for the life of the mother that are common, even in the strictest abortion bans. But the medical professionals, legal experts and researchers say those exceptions are usually vague, creating an environment where patients have to meet some unspoken and arbitrary criteria to get treatment.

Roll Call

Public health experts warn monkeypox response is too little, too late

Lawmakers and administration officials have spent much of the past few years talking about "the next pandemic" and what the country will do when it comes. But now that monkeypox is spreading exponentially throughout the United States, public health officials agree on one thing — the government didn't move fast enough.