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The Controversy Around Convalescent Plasma And COVID-19, Explained

The Controversy Around Convalescent Plasma And COVID-19, Explained

Plasma is a component of blood. Convalescent plasma refers to the stuff that's taken from the blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19 and developed antibodies. That plasma is extracted (via a spin in a centrifuge that removes red and white blood cells) and given to people who are sick with the virus, via…
The Controversy Around Convalescent Plasma And COVID-19  — Explained

The Controversy Around Convalescent Plasma And COVID-19 — Explained

Ultimately, anything that's given a EUA should be subjected to more clinical trials in the future. “No one knows how much plasma to give, who is a good donor, when is the best time in the disease course to transfuse convalescent plasma, how much, if any it actually improves survival, who are the best candidates…
The Controversy Around Kanye West Isn’t Enough To Keep Fashion People Away

The Controversy Around Kanye West Isn’t Enough To Keep Fashion People Away

After taking a break from fashion in 2018, Yeezy — Kanye West’s fashion line — is back for season 8. Since the 2016 election, West’s shows, already controversial in their own right, have been colored by his chummy relationship with President Donald Trump. In 2019, he tweeted, “Trump all day,” followed by: “Just so in…
If Your Hat Doesn’t Tie Around Your Neck, Why Are You Even Wearing It?

If Your Hat Doesn’t Tie Around Your Neck, Why Are You Even Wearing It?

Adding a chin strap or neck tie to your otherwise strap-less headgear can go a long way in terms of wearability. Sure, any old hat will protect you from the sun, but will it lay in an aesthetically pleasing way across your back when you're not wearing it? Probably not. So whether you prefer plastic,…
This Is What Periods Look Like For Women Around The World

This Is What Periods Look Like For Women Around The World

"Women shouldn’t have to worry about where they might go, how they might manage their periods, or whether the appropriate facilities including running water and adequate disposal will be available," says Louisa Gosling, WaterAid's quality programs manager. The charity is calling on governments to prioritize access to sanitary products and appropriate sanitation, among other things,…
How To Fight Anti-Abortion Laws Around The Country

How To Fight Anti-Abortion Laws Around The Country

News Pregnant 19-Year-Old In Chicago Found Dead, Her Baby Cut Out Of H... Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, a 19-year-old pregnant woman who disappeared in Chicago, IL, last month, was found strangled on Wednesday. Authorities say the baby by Andrea González-R...
Meet The Mother Changing The Conversation Around Autism

Meet The Mother Changing The Conversation Around Autism

Still, even for children with nonverbal autism, a capacity for communication is never entirely out of the question. “Nonverbal does not mean noncommunicative,” the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) states. Some children may begin communicating with abstract symbols or concrete tools, while others will respond to gestures or forms of sign language. There are…
Maren Morris Takes Aim At The Invisible Walls Around Country Music On Girl

Maren Morris Takes Aim At The Invisible Walls Around Country Music On Girl

On her latest album, GIRL, Morris pushes the traditional boundaries that have hemmed country artists since the Dixie Chicks. She partners with Brandi Carlile on “Common,” a song encouraging the acceptance of gay rights that, except for the addition of the proudly gay Grammy winner, could be a song contrasting Republicans and Democrats. In the…
How Disney’s Adult Fans Have Created A Cottage Industry Around “Disneybounding”

How Disney’s Adult Fans Have Created A Cottage Industry Around “Disneybounding”

For the happiest place on Earth, Disney can be hugely polarizing. Many among us believe that the entertainment conglomerate is pure magic. After all, Disney's biggest themes — that dreams should be big, dragons can be slayed, and that everyone deserves their own happily ever afters — are some of humanity's most universal ideals. But…
So — Is Theranos Still Around?

So — Is Theranos Still Around?

In the following months, in what felt like a gradual folding of a shoddy house of cards, a potential deal with supermarket chain Safeway, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, collapsed. Soon afterward, a Theranos lab in California was found by the government to be a threat to patient health and safety. Then Theranos saw…

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