The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is constantly mutating. As of now, several different distinct SARS-CoV-2 lineages have arisen in multiple geographic areas around the world. In a recently published Nature Communications study, the authors describe the B.1.620 lineage discovered in Lithuania. According to this study, the lineage is inferred to have originated
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Passing the painstaking standards for multilingual medical device labeling is tough. Achieving this requires accurate translation, localization, testing, and validation. The key, of course, is advanced planning and thorough preparation.  Translation for medical device content is particularly more demanding than it is for other sectors. It doesn’t just require quality assurance review to make sure
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of October 27, 2021. Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth data tracking: New cases and cumulative cases: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/cumulative-cases Daily new cases, testing, and positivity ratio by U.S. state: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview New cases by country: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases
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Few hallmarks of the 1960s counterculture stand out like sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll-;elements of a “lifestyle” that Life magazine once branded as “antithetical in almost every respect to that of conventional America.” Over the decades, as rock music became more mainstream, public condemnation of casual sex and illicit drugs endured. Why was that? Part of
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Latest Cancer News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) Smokers who kick the habit before age 45 can nearly eliminate their excess risk of dying from lung or other cancers, a new study estimates. It’s well-established that after smokers quit, their risk of tobacco-related cancers drops substantially over time. Researchers
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Researchers from The University of Texas at San Antonio College for Health, Community and Policy (HCaP) have conducted a study that could be key to decreasing maternal mortality rates in the U.S. UTSA Associate Professor of Public Health Jeffrey Howard, Associate Professor of Demography Corey Sparks and doctoral candidate in demography Samson Olowolaju, in collaboration
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Accuray had a strong showing at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting and touted the effectiveness of its technology against competitors. The Sunnyvale, CA-based company said a study published in Frontiers in Oncology found early-stage breast cancer patients could experience significant improvements in survival if treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) delivered
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An advisory panel on general and plastic surgery voted against recommending FDA approval of Integra LifeSciences’ SurgiMend mesh for the specific indication of breast reconstruction, even though the device has been used in breast reconstruction for more than a decade under a 510(k) clearance. A specific indiation for breast reconstruction — which no device currently has — would have
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Collaborators from University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University have tested a ‘”nanozyme” system designed to reduce dental plaque. The technology consists of iron oxide nanoparticles that are applied to tooth enamel before a follow-up rinse of hydrogen peroxide. The nanoparticles act as an “enzyme” to activate the hydrogen peroxide, generating reactive oxygen species and killing
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Achiko, a company based in Switzerland, has developed AptameX, a saliva-based rapid COVID-19 test. The technology is based on DNA aptamers that are bound to gold nanoparticles. On binding with a viral protein the gold nanoparticles are released, causing a measurable color change. The test takes approximately 15 minutes in total, with the user spending
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) first arose in Wuhan, China. With few treatments, a rapid transmission rate, and high mortality among at-risk groups, it spread across the globe rapidly and has caused over 4.9 million deaths. In many countries, governments were forced to enact costly restrictions, including social distancing measures, mandatory face masks in public, and
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The latest round of the REal-time Assessment of Community Transmission-1 (REACT-1) study indicates that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to spread among children. Study: REACT-1 study round 14: High and increasing prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among school-aged children during September 2021 and vaccine effectiveness against infection in England. Image Credit: Yau
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Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 Your Jack-o’-Lantern may be more than scary — it could be dangerous. Pumpkin carving is the leading cause of injuries associated with Halloween, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Between October and November 2018 in the United States, 44% of Halloween-linked injuries were connected
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