Coronavirus experts and survivors urge taking these steps as the pandemic claims lives

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, elected leaders, public health officials and virus survivors who contracted the virus early and after longs, painful treatments, are now in recovery are speaking up about what others can do to keep safe—and plan ahead. When the pandemic hit in March, Lynus Parker, for instance, thought he was mostly safe and not at much […]

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As the 9-to-5 work day disappears, our lives are growing more out of sync

You may have noticed the 9-to-5 work day is disappearing. We increasingly live our lives according to our individual schedules, although these are rarely completely within our individual control. As our working lives become increasingly 24-7, our new research suggests there’s now an additional task to do in our families and friendships. We need to work harder than before to […]

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Midwives should wait before clamping umbilical cord to save lives

How the lives of 1,500 premature babies could be saved every year if midwives wait two minutes before clamping the umbilical cord More than 1,000 babies will be saved each year ‘if midwives wait to clamp cord’  Medics found blood rich in stem cells could give boost to baby’s immune system They said the move could save thousands of lives […]

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Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies

As they grow and develop, children who were born at least 10 weeks before their due dates are at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder and anxiety disorders. They also have a higher risk than children who were full-term babies for other neurodevelopmental issues, including cognitive problems, language difficulties and motor delays. Researchers at Washington University School of […]

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Blood flow monitor could save lives

A tiny fibre-optic sensor has the potential to save lives in open heart surgery, and even during surgery on pre-term babies. The new micro-medical device could surpass traditional methods used to monitor blood flow through the aorta during prolonged and often dangerous intensive care and surgical procedures—even in the tiniest of patients. The continuous cardiac flow monitoring probe, under development […]

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The toilet seat that could save lives by detecting heart failure

The toilet seat that could save millions of lives: New gadget can detect early signs of heart failure by picking up blood pressure, oxygen levels and heart rate The gadget fits over the top of a normal toilet seat and measures heartbeat It can also sense blood pressure and levels of oxygen in the blood Developers said it could save […]

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