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Texas A&M research uncovers first known COVID-19 UK variant in animals

March 17, 2021
The variant was detected in a dog and cat in Brazos County

Social media a critical channel for emergency warnings

March 15, 2021
Study found people made decisions to shelter-in-place from social media, friends and family, but did not listen to sirens, the news, radio or the CodeRED system

Study: Asthma deaths more common among unemployed in Mexico

March 11, 2021
Researchers found notable state-by-state differences in asthma-related medical care in Mexico, with deaths more common among the unemployed

Caregivers’ attitudes toward fall alert devices

March 9, 2021
Study shows caregivers of those who used fall alert devices were much younger, less likely to be paid and providing fewer hours of care than those who did not use them

POV: States drop COVID-19 mask mandates but still expect people to mask up—will they?

March 8, 2021
The end of mask mandates and other restrictions in some states poses important questions about responsibility, safety and public health

Air pollution’s impact on birth weight

March 5, 2021
Researchers find an association between prenatal exposure to ambient particulate matter air pollution and a decrease in birth weight

Behind the pandemic, an epidemic worsens

March 5, 2021
While the world focuses on the coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing opioid epidemic in America has gotten worse

Wastewater testing: COVID-19 earliest warning system

February 25, 2021
Environmental chemist reviews new wastewater surveillance method that provides rapid detection of the COVID-19 virus

Urban Americans more likely to follow COVID-19 prevention behaviors than rural Americans

February 24, 2021
First national study found key differences in the rates at which rural and urban Americans wear face coverings in public and work from home.