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Interim guidance issued on stroke care during COVID-19 pandemic

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Stroke Council Leadership has released “Temporary Emergency Guidance to U.S. Stroke Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” which was published late yesterday in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. In broad terms, the Stroke Council Leadership recommends that U.S. stroke centers: […]

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Germany’s virus curbs are working, say experts

Measures taken by German officials to slow the spread of the coronavirus are starting to show effect, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control said on Friday. “We are seeing that the spread of the virus is getting slower… it’s working,” said RKI president Lothar Wieler, stressing that restrictions on public life “need to […]

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How Long Can The Coronavirus Survive On Different Surfaces?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are several factors that determine the life of the virus, including temperature and humidity. Research suggests that on hard, shiny surfaces (think glass, countertops, plastic and stainless steel) it can stick around for up to 72 hours. On other porous materials, however, like cardboard, paper and fabrics […]

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Checklist for emergency department team’s COVID-19 surge

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges to many health care systems across the globe. With limited science to guide staff and structure surge response, authors Matteo Paganini, Andrea Conti, Eric Weinstein, Francesco della Corte and Luca Ragazzoni from the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine (CRIMEDIM), Università del Piemonte Orientale in Novara, Italy reviewed […]

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33 Beautiful Tattoos That Bring Awareness to Autism

There are a million reasons people get tattoos. Some get them in memory of a relative or friend, others get them to commemorate a special time in their lives. Some people just get tattoos for no other reason than the fact that they look really awesome. And then there are the people who choose to […]

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Engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19

A point-of-care testing device that may help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in Penn State’s College of Engineering. This research is supported by Penn State seed funding that has been awarded for “research with the potential for significant and rapid impact on human […]