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  • Lost taste and smell from COVID-19? A new cookbook aims to helpLost taste and smell from COVID-19? A new cookbook aims to help
    AsiaVision/iStockBY: SAMUEL ROTHMAN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — One of the most common COVID-19 symptoms is the loss of taste and smell. For some people, those symptoms can last weeks. Now, a new cookbook aims to help people recover some of the joy of cooking and eating – even while… Read more »
  • What to know about expected but rare 'breakthrough' COVID casesWhat to know about expected but rare 'breakthrough' COVID cases
    RyanKing999/iStockBy Erin Schumaker, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With one in four adults in the United States now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, health departments and scientific studies have documented what's known as "breakthrough" cases, or people who got infected or sick despite being vaccinated.Such instances are exceptionally rare, but expected, experts… Read more »
  • Baby heads home after nearly 700 days in hospitalBaby heads home after nearly 700 days in hospital
    Francesca GarnettiBy Nicole Pelletiere, ABC News(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- A Michigan baby is now home with her family after a hospital stay that lasted 694 days.Valentina Garnetti was diagnosed in utero with hypoplastic left heart syndrome -- a condition that affects normal blood flow through the heart and causes the… Read more »
  • A next-gen Army COVID vaccine you've never heard of has just begun human trialsA next-gen Army COVID vaccine you've never heard of has just begun human trials
    Matt Seyler/ABC NewBy Matt Seyler, ABC News(SILVER SPRING, Md.) -- As more than 100 million Americans were needled and inoculated against COVID-19 with doses produced by pharmaceutical powerhouses like Pfizer and Moderna, a scrappy team of scientists in an Army lab just outside the nation's capital quietly continued manipulating proteins,… Read more »
  • COVID-19 origins: What to know about the search for the start of the virusCOVID-19 origins: What to know about the search for the start of the virus
    CasPhotography/iStockBy Erin Schumaker, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More than a year after a "mysterious pneumonia" sickened workers at a seafood market in China, scientists are still gathering clues about where SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus that causes COVID-19 -- emerged from."It's critical to understand where this virus came from, so that… Read more »
  • With obesity on the rise, the best diet may be tailored to our genes, experts sayWith obesity on the rise, the best diet may be tailored to our genes, experts say
    trumzz/iStockBy Dr. L. Nedda Dastmalchi, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With the COVID-19 pandemic drawing more attention to America's obesity problem, a growing body of research indicates that our genetics should be used to determine what we eat.Decades of research shows that, at least for most people, the secret to staving… Read more »
  • CDC Director expects all schools will be fully open for in-person learning in SeptemberCDC Director expects all schools will be fully open for in-person learning in September
    kevajefimija/iStockBy Caterina Andreano, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky anticipates that all schools will be fully in person and no longer remote in September 2021."We should anticipate, come September 2021, that schools should be full-fledged in person and all of our children… Read more »
  • Reproductive life span of women increasing, study showsReproductive life span of women increasing, study shows
    solidcolours/iStockBy Katie Kindelan, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The reproductive years for women in the United States may be increasing, according to a new study.On average, the reproductive years for women increased from age 35 to 37.1, according to the study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The… Read more »
  • NY hospital launches COVID-19 saliva testing for those seeking to attend large events, fly internationallyNY hospital launches COVID-19 saliva testing for those seeking to attend large events, fly internationally
    mbz-photodesign/iStockBy Marlene Lenthang, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Mount Sinai Hospital in New York is launching a COVID-19 saliva-testing program that could prove to be a game-changer for reopening large-scale events.The program was unveiled Monday and will offer "easy, effective and accurate COVID-19 test for the public" at four testing locations… Read more »
  • Adult acne explained: Experts weigh in on over-the-counter solutions and best treatmentsAdult acne explained: Experts weigh in on over-the-counter solutions and best treatments
    LaylaBird/iStockBy Jacqueline Laurean Yates, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many of us have been looking to learn more about adult acne and the best treatments.Whether you are dealing with maskne, which is caused by prolonged face mask wear, pandemic-related stress or you simply haven't had the… Read more »