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Fungal infections ‘increased significantly’ during COVID pandemic as WHO reveals health-threatening fungi list | World News
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Fungal infections ‘increased significantly’ during COVID pandemic as WHO reveals health-threatening fungi list | World News

Fungal infections “increased significantly” among hospital patients during the COVID pandemic, says the World Health Organisation as it released its first-ever list of fungi posing the greatest threat to human health. The WHO’s report, outlining fungal “priority pathogens”, warned some strains are increasingly drug-resistant and becoming more widespread. Only four types of treatments exist, with...

Millions of kids could lose Medicaid coverage when the pandemic ’emergency’ ends : Shots
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Millions of kids could lose Medicaid coverage when the pandemic ’emergency’ ends : Shots

Khloe Tinker, 5, is measured ahead of an appointment at the Doniphan Family Clinic in Doniphan, Missouri. The clinic is the only source for specialized pediatric care in its rural Ozark county. Sebastián Martínez Valdivia/KBIA hide caption toggle caption Sebastián Martínez Valdivia/KBIA Khloe Tinker, 5, is measured ahead of an appointment at the Doniphan Family...

Gender equity at work stalls after mass exodus in pandemic, research
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Gender equity at work stalls after mass exodus in pandemic, research

Gender equity progress in the workforce has slowed down over the pandemic, a KPMG report found. Hinterhaus Productions via Getty Images At least one group of people who left the workforce during the coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting “great resignation,” may not have had much of a choice: mothers. “Many women were compelled to leave...

The Pandemic Uncovered Ways to Speed Up Science
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The Pandemic Uncovered Ways to Speed Up Science

The pandemic highlighted broad problems in research: that many studies were hyped, error-ridden, or even fraudulent, and that misinformation could spread rapidly. But it also demonstrated what was possible. While it usually takes years to test drugs against a new disease, this time it took less than one to find several vaccines and treatments. Once,...

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Fungal disease spiked during Covid pandemic and pathogens spreading due to climate crisis, WHO says | Science

Health-threatening fungi are spreading in geographic range due to climate change, while some fungal diseases spiked during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to authors of a newly released World Health Organization report. On Tuesday the WHO published its first ever list of fungal priority pathogens, cataloguing 19 organisms that experts identified as being of the greatest...

Math, reading scores in US reach historic lows after pandemic years
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Math, reading scores in US reach historic lows after pandemic years

The COVID-19 pandemic spared no state or region as it caused historic learning setbacks for America’s children, erasing decades of academic progress and widening racial disparities, according to results of a national test that provide the sharpest look yet at the scale of the crisis. Across the country, math scores saw their largest decreases ever....

NAEP math and reading scores fall across country amid covid pandemic
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NAEP math and reading scores fall across country amid covid pandemic

Comment on this story Comment Student test scores declined across the country, particularly in math, and not one state saw an increase, according to the most comprehensive look at the impact of the pandemic on student achievement to date. Declines were seen among high- and lower-performing students alike, for both fourth and eighth graders in...