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Is this the face mask of the future?

Face masks have become a key tool in the global fight against COVID-19 and scientists in Scotland say they've now developed a version that tells the wearer when to stop using it. Masks are mandatory in public spaces across large swathes of Europe as countries attempt to reduce the spread of the virus via air droplets. However, masks need to be replaced regularly in order for them to be effective, and little advice has been given by countries about how long to wear them. Scientists at Scottish co

Should I worry about Long COVID-19 in the young?

Most people who are infected with COVID-19 suffer little more than a persistent cough, high temperature or a loss of taste and smell before recovering within a couple of weeks – but an increasing number of people are facing a longer and more serious battle. A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found that 5 to 20 percent of people who are infected with COVID-19 are still ill after four weeks, while one in 10 remains sick after 12 weeks. Many suffer from an overlapping combination o

Could COVID-19 research help to end the tuberculosis epidemic?

World leaders have set an ambitious target of ending the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by 2030 and that effort could be boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report by the World Health Organization published this month, an estimated 10 million people fell ill with TB in 2019, though that number continues to fall each year. Funding towards the fight against COVID-19 has seen vast amounts of money put towards overlapping research and technology that could also help countries to elim

How a children's toy could revolutionize health monitoring

Inside a small laboratory at the University of California, scientists have developed monitoring technology that could identify ill health before people fall sick and end the use of many modern day medicines. Remarkably, they've created it using a children's toy. A team of scientists led by Michelle Khine has created small plastic sensors that can be attached to the body to provide beat to beat blood pressure monitoring to uncover underlying issues before they develop into more serious problems.

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