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Health fads have come and gone over the decades. Is CBD another one? Getty Images / Lauri Patterson

CBD may not be a panacea for your aches and pains -- and it certainly isn't for COVID-19.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

If enacted, the funding cuts may cause the WHO to go bankrupt in the middle of a pandemic. Trump's move also signals the US is no longer prepared to provide a leadership role in global health issues.

Mass transit ridership in Los Angeles and elsewhere has plummeted during the crisis. Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images

One in 5 of the poorest US households don't have a car and rely on public transportation to get around.

SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient and imaged using a transmission electron micrograph. NIAID

Two phrases you hear a lot these days are viral load and infectious dose. What do they mean? Do they reflect the severity of disease or whether someone will get severely ill? Two experts explain.

Milwaukee voters wait in a social-distancing line, some wearing masks, before voting in the state’s spring elections on April 7. AP Photo/Morry Gash

The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has reversed its decadeslong practice of protecting voters' rights and removing barriers to casting ballots.

Members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) , 1964. Afro Newspaper/Gado/Getty Images

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, traces its lineage to students who learned from a 'second curriculum' at historically black colleges and universities, a historian recounts.

A simple, low-tech way to get rid of germs. FatCamera/E+ via Getty Images

A Hungarian obstetrician was the first to nail down the importance of handwashing to stop the spread of infectious disease.

Air raid wardens in Washington, D.C., conduct a practice air raid. Office for Emergency Management, Office of War Information/National Archives

Cold War-style preparedness could help fight future pandemics

Alex Bitterman, Alfred State College of Technology, The State University of New York and Daniel Baldwin Hess, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Since the Cold War, Americans have shifted from engaging in active self-rescue to passively waiting for help from a centralized, bureaucratic federal emergency response.

The Abbey, one of Los Angeles’ most famous gay bars, announces its temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Their loss affects those in the LGBT community who have the least to lose.

The main characters of ‘The Good Place’ become better over time. Michael Tran/FilmMagic via Getty Images

Brain science suggests that seniors care more about the welfare of others than younger folks do.

Bumble bee collecting pollen from a flower. dmitry grigoriev/unsplash.com

Humans obtain bacteria through the foods they eat. But how do bees collect bacteria that live in and on them? And where do they pick up these microbes?

Polls and surveys use random sampling. Why not pandemic testing? Gerville/E+ via Getty Images

Researchers and public health officials still don't know how widespread nor how deadly the coronavirus really is. Random testing is a way to quickly and easily learn this important information.

Experts’ advice on wearing facemasks has changed; how does the press cover that? Getty/ Alex Potemkin

We don't know a whole lot about COVID-19, and journalists are struggling with how to convey the facts we have.

Partners who feel connected to one another may experience health benefits. becca tapert/Unsplash

A study found the emotional dynamic between young heterosexual partners can have a measurable physiological effect on men, but not on women.

Involving children while setting up family schedules gives them ownerhship over behavior. Sebastien Bozon/AFP via Getty Images

A psychologist specializing in parenting offers tips to help children self-motivate while at home during the coronavirus crisis.

Educators debate whether kids lose too much over the summer break. Westend61/Getty Images

School closings due to COVID-19 could prompt school districts to try to make up for lost time during the summer. An education scholar explores the pros and cons of that scenario.

Sun, sea and social irresponsibility? Spring breakers in Florida. Julio Cortez/AP Photo

Many teens and college students are continuing to hook up and attend gatherings. Peer pressure and the way younger minds interpret risk could be to blame.

Most small businesses in New York have closed during the crisis. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

The Small Business Administration is the agency tasked with distributing hundreds of billions of dollars to keep millions of companies alive.

Researchers use Atlantic mackerel for bait on long-lining fishing sampling expeditions in the Gulf of Mexico.. C-IMAGE Consortium

The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster catalyzed a decade of research on oil contamination in the Gulf of Mexico, from surface waters to the seabed, with surprising findings.