The places where Americans aren’t wearing masks

Wearing a mask should be second nature to you at this point. (Pixabay/) Follow all of PopSci’s COVID-19 coverage here, including the truth about herd immunity, advice for pregnant women, and a tutorial on making your own mask. After roughly a year of COVID-19, the pandemic continues to press on. New variants from Brazil, South […]

Survey finds Americans may delay medical appointments, emergency care during pandemic

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new national survey by the Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute finds many Americans would delay doctor’s appointments and even emergency care when COVID-19 rates are high. The survey found 67 percent of Americans are more concerned about going to medical appointments when COVID-19 rates are high in their area and […]

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend grains at all life stages

IMAGE: 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend maintaining existing serving size for whole and enriched grains. view more  Credit: The Grain Chain The Grain Chain, a farm to fork coalition of stakeholders in the grain industry sector and chaired by the American Bakers Association (ABA), celebrates the recommendation published today in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for […]

Native American ancestry associated with more mutations in EGFR gene among Latin Americans

Bottom Line: Among patients with lung cancer from Latin America, genomic and ancestry analyses revealed that Native American ancestry was associated with increased mutations in the EGFR gene, independent of smoking status. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD, […]

CDC urges Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommends against travel for Thanksgiving this year, as cases of COVID-19 soar throughout the country. “We’re alarmed with the exponential increase in cases, hospitalizations and deaths” in the United States, Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager, said in a news briefing Thursday (Nov. 19). […]

Survey: Americans likely to attend large holiday gatherings despite COVID-19

IMAGE: The West family shares a holiday meal with family members through video chat. Experts say that although celebrations will look different this year, there are still opportunities to make treasured… view more  Credit: All multimedia is available for free and unrestricted media use with courtesy to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center COLUMBUS, Ohio […]

Coronavirus vaccine could be ready for all Americans by April, Fauci says

A coronavirus vaccine could be available to the general U.S. population by April 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN Tuesday (Nov. 10). This comes on the the heels of Pfizer’s announcement that its experimental coronavirus vaccine, developed with German drug company BioNTech, may be […]

Why Americans are so enamored with election polls

The Republican pollster Frank Luntz warned on Twitter and elsewhere the other day that if preelection polls in this year’s presidential race are embarrassingly wrong again, “then the polling industry is done.” It was quite the forecast. While it is possible the polls will misfire, it’s exceedingly unlikely that such failure would cause the opinion research industry to implode or […]