Connect with us

Health

The five hallmarks of successful contact tracing during the coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

We need contact tracing to prevent more people from catching coronavirus. It may be a crucial process, but it’s also quite a hard one to get right. So what does…

Published

on

post featured image
ADVERTISEMENT

Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
Catch up on the main COVID-19 news …

Click here to view the original article.

Health

Research findings could potentially help exploit the weaknesses of cancer cells – News-Medical.net

Every cell in our body constantly divides to form new cells. This happens without us even thinking about it. However, every single time a cell divides, a complicated…

Published

on

ADVERTISEMENT

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 22 2020
Every cell in our body constantly divides to form new cells. This happens without us even thinking about it. However, every single time a cell divides, a complicated process has to unfold just the right way for our cells to avoid sickness and death.
The most essential step in this process is DNA replication, where the DNA in a mother cell is copied into its two daughter cells. Here, many molecules have to work together in order to assemble two new, identical…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Health

Researchers validate new radiolabeled molecule used in imaging tests to detect brain injury – News-Medical.Net

Researchers have validated a new radiolabeled molecule that can be used with imaging tests to accurately detect and characterize brain injury.

Published

on

ADVERTISEMENT

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 22 2020
Researchers have validated a new radiolabeled molecule that can be used with imaging tests to accurately detect and characterize brain injury. The team, led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), recently received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a first-in-human study with the strategy.
As described in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, the novel tracer, called

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Health

Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems – ScienceAlert

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small…

Published

on

post featured image
ADVERTISEMENT

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small new experiment. 
When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops in planter boxes, the diversity of microbes in the guts and on the skin of young kids appeared healthier in a very short space of time. 
Compared to other city kids who…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Trending

You might also like ...

Offline: Science and politics in the era of COVID-19 – The Lancet
Common medication used to treat diabetic macular edema is less effective in Black patients – News-Medical.Net
post featured image
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital enrolls youngest COVID-19 vaccine trial participants yet – WLWT Cincinnati