Why It’s Hard to Get the New Alzheimer’s Drug Lecanemab

Alzheimer’s patients and their families welcomed the news on Jan. 6 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Lecanemab, marketed as Leqembi, is made by Eisai and Biogen for people in the early stages of the disease. The FDA granted lecanemab accelerated approval based on early phase testing results, and it’s now reviewi…

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Method Restores Vision After Injuries

One moment during the summer of 2020, Nick Kharufeh was enjoying an Independence Day party with his family in California. The next, he couldn’t see out of his left eye.

Kharufeh, now 26, was struck in the face by a malfunctioning firework, causing severe damage to and blindness in his left eye—damage his doctors said they could do little about. “I thought my life was over,” says K…

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Less Than 1% of Earth Has Safe Levels of Air Pollution_2

It’s no secret that air pollution is a serious problem facing the world today. Just how serious? A new study on global daily levels of air pollution shows that hardly anywhere on Earth is safe from unhealthy air.

About 99.82% of the global land area is exposed to levels of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) — tiny particles in the air that scientists have linked to lung cancer and…

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Why Some People Wait Weeks for COVID-19 Test Results

A graduate student in Florida waited 11 days. Positive. A 14-year-old in California waited 24 days. Negative. A writer in New York has waited for four days—and is still waiting.

As the United States struggles to control the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the country are using Twitter to announce the arrival of their virus test results. The point of these tweets is not just to bro…

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This November Was the Second-Hottest on Record

Greta Thunberg might have been been named TIME’s Person of the Year for drawing global attention to climate change, but the climate continues to speak for itself. Last month was the second-hottest November in recorded history, and 2019 is likely to be the second warmest year ever.

Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month was …

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Why Everything on TikTok Is Beige Right Now

Kaeli Mae built up more than 13 million followers on TikTok with soothing videos of her organized life—from restocking her diabetes medication to filling out her ice drawer. The 22-year-old, real name Kaeli McEwen, is one of the stars of “aesthetic” TikTok—which prizes a clean, neat and very neutrally colored lifestyle.

But her latest viral video has left so…

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Working From Home- Here Are 8 Ways to Boost Your Internet Speed

As more people work from home to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, they’re using their home internet networks for activities usually reserved for the workplace. But your home network may not be equipped to handle all the video conferencing and file-uploading you may be doing at the moment.

What can you do if your home Internet connection isn’t up to the job? Here are eight…

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Your Complete Guide to Figure Skating at the Beijing Olympics

If you’re a figure skating fan, the Olympics are the culmination of the sport’s constantly evolving skills, its drama and the inevitable tension and controversy over the judging. The 2022 Winter Olympic Games promises to deliver on all cylinders, from insane jumps to rivalries and training mates turned competitors.

The 11 figure skating events promise to raise the bar on what&…

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What to Know About the U.S. Soccer Team in the Women’s World Cup

Generational behaviors often confound the members of the 2023 U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT). In that sense, the USWNT locker room is not unlike most modern-day American workplaces. While older players scoff at the habits of the near-teenagers on the squad, with their TikToks and uses of phrases like “rizz”—that’s Gen Z shorthand for charisma—the y…

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Paramount falls short on revenue but posts profit, strong streaming results

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Paramount Global missed revenue expectations for the fourth quarter on Wednesday but posted a surprise quarterly profit and posted strong results from its streaming platform Paramount+.

Here's how Paramount performed in the fourth quarter compared to Wall Street estimates f…

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