Sensor takes guesswork out of N95 decontamination

A new wireless system can sense when N95 facemasks are properly decontaminated in moist heat. For moist-heat decontamination to properly sanitize N95 facemasks, the conditions have to be perfect. If the temperature or humidity are even the slightest bit too low, then dangerous pathogens can survive the process, putting mask-wearers at risk for infection. Researchers at the University of Michigan, […]

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With Few Takers for COVID Vaccine, DC Hospital CEO Takes ‘One for the Team’

Administrators at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., were thrilled to be among the city’s first hospitals to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but they knew it could be a tough sell to get staffers to take the shot. They were right. The hospital, located on the campus of one the nation’s oldest historically Black colleges, received 725 doses of the […]

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Nightly curfew for pandemic takes effect across Quebec

A curfew meant to curb a surge in coronavirus infections took effect across Quebec on Saturday evening. The measure is needed to prevent gatherings that have fueled the rampant spread of the virus, Premier Francois Legault said in announcing the rules earlier in the week. The French-speaking Canadian province has a population of more than 8.4 million. “The situation is […]

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Fracking takes a toll on mental health as drilling and truck traffic rattle neighborhoods

Hydraulic fracturing has boomed in the U.S. over the past decade, but unless you live near it, you may not realize just how close fracking wells can be to homes and schools. In Colorado, the wellbore—the hole drilled to extract oil or gas—can be 500 feet from someone’s house under current state rules. In some states, like Texas, drilling can […]

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Coronavirus pandemic takes harsh toll on young adults’ mental health, poll finds

By Cheyanne Mumphrey and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Associated Press PHOENIX — The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll that finds adults under 35 especially likely to report negative feelings or experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. A majority of Americans ages 18 […]

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Coronavirus in the district of Heinsberg, the Situation takes on alarming proportions

The Coronavirus Numbers in NRW continue to rise. Still the Virus doesn’t hit the NRW economy with full force. But there are problems in the health care threaten – finally, normal Sick need a doctor. The Coronavirus is spreading in North Rhine-Westphalia, more. For the first Time, the number of detected Infected has exceeded on Tuesday in the state the […]

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This is what it really takes to become a brand ambassador

We are in the age of information overload, thanks to the overwhelming number of media outlets that we have access to in a free market today. That means it doesn’t take much to spread the word about a positive experience about a product, person, or company, especially if you’re the kind of person that a large number of people generally […]

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The pathway to Parkinson’s takes a surprising twist

In neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s disease, a specific group of neurons start to die one by one, causing movement problems and other symptoms. Scientists have long focused on finding out why these neurons die. Now it turns out, they might not even be dead. Researchers at The Rockefeller University found that affected neurons in Parkinson’s disease can shut down without […]

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Kristen Bell Takes Daughter to Emergency Room After Finger Smashed in Door

Brave girl! Kristen Bell’s daughter took a trip to the emergency room after smashing her finger. “First emergency room visit,” the Good Place star, 39, captioned a Thursday, August 22, Instagram selfie with her little one. “One hairline fracture and a finger smushed so hard in the door it popped like a jelly donut.” https://www.instagram.com/p/B1fOywun6Ro/ First emergency room visit. One […]

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