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Safer dental procedures with new biosafety air curtain device

Researchers at the National Dental Research Institute Singapore (NDRIS) have developed a novel device that aims to limit the spread of aerosols generated during dental procedures, thereby lowering the risk of COVID-19 crosscontamination in the dental setting. Known as Aeroshield, the innovation utilizes air curtain technology to create an air barrier, segregating aerosols generated at […]

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Many with food allergies don’t know about oral immunotherapy treatment option

A study of a geographically, clinically, and socioeconomically diverse, nationally-representative sample of US households—including both adult patients and caregivers of children with food allergy—found that 72 percent did not know what oral immunotherapy (OIT) was prior to the survey. Researchers also discovered that current OIT awareness is disproportionately elevated among wealthier, more highly educated respondents, […]

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Pregnant women with COVID-19 face higher risk of pre-eclampsia

A review of the scientific literature published by Brazilian researchers shows that pregnant women infected by the novel coronavirus run a higher risk of developing pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by persistent high blood pressure, usually in the second half of pregnancy or shortly after delivery. The disorder can cause serious harm to mother and […]

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Child diagnosed with rare brain-eating amoeba in California

A child in Northern California has developed a rare and deadly brain infection after swimming in a freshwater lake, according to health officials. The child, who is younger than 10 years old and lives in Tehama County, was diagnosed with primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a devastating brain infection, Tehama County Health Services Agency said in […]

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Synthetic tissue model with blood vessels developed

Using lab-created tissue to heal or replace damaged organs is one of the great visions for the future of medicine. Synthetic materials could be suitable as scaffolding for tissue because, unlike natural tissues, they remain stable in the organism long enough for the body to form new natural structures. A fundamental requirement for functional tissue […]