Health

And the Emmy Goes to … My Therapist

Experts say that when Black celebrities speak openly about attending therapy, they see a surge in calls from new patients who were inspired to seek help. The hip-hop artist Jay-Z talked about therapy in a 2017 interview with The New York Times. In 2018, the radio host known as Charlamagne Tha God published a memoir, […]

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis

In late July, the governor of Bali, Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, reopened the island to domestic tourists, including those from provinces hard hit by the coronavirus. Now the governor, I Wayan Koster, is paying the price. He disclosed this week that more than 20 workers at his official residence had tested positive for the […]

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How Do Children Fight Off the Coronavirus?

Why the coronavirus affects children much less severely than adults has become an enduring mystery of the pandemic. The vast majority of children do not get sick; when they do, they usually recover. The first study to compare the immune response in children with that in adults suggests a reason for children’s relative good fortune. […]

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Robert Gore, Inventor of Gore-Tex, Is Dead at 83

Robert Gore, a chemical engineer whose failed lab experiments with a polymer led unwittingly to the invention of Gore-Tex, the versatile, waterproof material used in ski jackets, aortic stent grafts and spacesuits, died on Sept. 17 at his vacation home in Cecil County, Md. He was 83. The cause was cancer, according to a statement […]