When Exercise Comes to the Hospital’s ICU

While intensive care in hospitals has improved dramatically over the decades, there is now a broad recognition that survivors are not walking away unscarred. New research suggests that some patients might benefit from less sedation and more movement and exercise, starting early into their stay.

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In India, a Conflict Over Trees

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Abstracts: Fires Down Under, Coronavirus, and More

Many Australians say Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s policies have done too little to address climate change — despite clear evidence that it is producing ideal conditions for more deadly fires. But so far, Morrison and his allies — including conservative media — have been hesitant to engage with the science.

Conserving America’s Black-Footed Ferrets

Arizona’s Aubrey Valley hosted some of the first ferrets reintroduced to the wild. But following what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared a success, ferret numbers suddenly began to plummet. With more promising results seen of late, researchers are trying to understand how best they can help.

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