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A diagram of the virus that causes COVID-19.
July 29, 2021

SARS-CoV-2: Up close

The genetic blueprint material for SARS-CoV-2 is called RNA (yellow spirals). The RNA contains information to specify the amino acids that make up the proteins,...

COVID-19
July 26, 2021

Talk it out: Need-to-know mental health resources

Are you or someone you know dealing with intense depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, or another mental health crisis? You don't have to face...

Mental Health
An antibody is a large, Y-shaped protein that helps protect us from future infection.
July 23, 2021

Your COVID-19 Glossary

Here's a list of health terms to help you navigate the latest COVID-19 research and updates. Efficacy: How well something, like a vaccine or...

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Be prepared and ask about your organization's COVID-19 requirements before returning to work.
July 22, 2021

9 tips to address COVID-19 at work

Heading back to your workplace soon? Here are some tips from the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for...

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Severe multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which can happen as a result of COVID-19, may affect a child’s heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain.
July 21, 2021

Antibodies offer clues about severe COVID-19 cases in children, adults

The majority of children who get COVID-19 have mild disease. But a small percentage develop a serious complication called severe multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). MIS-C...

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Exercise helps your body release mood-boosting endorphins.
July 20, 2021

4 strategies for coping with pandemic stress

"We've been emphasizing all along the need to take care of yourself physically, meaning eat right and sleep right," says Joshua Gordon, M...

Mental Health
Participants were part of a larger study on social and emotional development.
July 19, 2021

Pandemic fear: Young adults with past childhood anxiety at greater risk

Could a child's personality hold clues to how well they will handle stressful events as a young adult? A recent study has found early...

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Treatments are important for helping to ease symptoms and potentially preventing the spread of disease.
July 16, 2021

The latest in NIH COVID-19 treatment research

Though the COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool in stopping the spread of the virus, treatments are still essential to saving lives during the pandemic....

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Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D., and Gary Gibbons, M.D.
July 15, 2021

NIH's CEAL initiative: Combating misinformation during COVID-19

Racial and ethnic minority communities in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, meaning they have been hit harder by the pandemic than other...

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In the lab of National Institutes of Health-supported researcher Jason McLellan, Ph.D., whose work at the University of Texas-Austin supported COVID-19 vaccine development.
July 14, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

Vaccines work by teaching your body's immune system to recognize and fight back against germs, such as a virus, that can cause serious illness....

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Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S.
July 12, 2021

What is it like to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial?

Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S., has spent much of his life thinking about infectious diseases. He is a research epidemiologist, or scientist who studies...

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Staying connected to others is more important now than ever.
July 09, 2021

Managing the uncertainty of COVID-19

"Coping with the pandemic has changed from a sprint to a marathon," says Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institute...

Mental Health
July 07, 2021

NIH ramps up testing for at-risk populations

As the U.S. continues to battle COVID-19, some communities have faced more difficulties than others. This is especially true when it comes to diagnostic...

COVID-19 Testing
Long COVID symptoms can include brain fog, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
July 06, 2021

5 questions about Long COVID

Anyone who has had COVID-19 can get Long COVID, regardless of age or prior health conditions. While most people with COVID-19 recover completely, thousands of...

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