NUS spin-off company develops one-minute breath test to detect COVID-19

NUS spin-off company develops one-minute breath test to detect COVID-19

Founded in Singapore in September 2019, Breathonix Pte Ltd, a spin-off company from the National University of Singapore (NUS), has developed an easy-to-use breath test to detect COVID-19 within a minute. The company develops non-invasive breath tests for disease detection.

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Dating During the Pandemic: Online and Restless

Dating During the Pandemic: Online and Restless

Abraar Karan, MD, internal medicine and global health doctor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dolores Albarracin, PhD, professor of psychology, business, and medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Sara Heimerl, senior director of matchmaking, Selective Search, Chicago.

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Clinical trials platform based on machine learning launched by Israel’s BGU

Pharma, machine learning, medical devices

A new platform aimed at streamlining clinical trials in order to lower costs – and increase the efficiency and success rate of a drug or the development of a medical device – has been unveiled by Ben-Gurion University of the

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Half of Americans Know Someone Impacted by COVID

Half of Americans Know Someone Impacted by COVID

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than half of all Americans have been personally affected by COVID-19 at this point in the pandemic, according to a new HealthDay-Harris Poll survey.

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Wikipedia and WHO team up to combat COVID-19 misinformation

Man in mask uses smartphone

Wikimedia, parent company of Wikipedia, inked a deal with the World Health Organization focused on providing reliable and factual information about COVID-19.  As part of this new collaboration, WHO resources, including infographics, will be freely licensed and can be used on

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Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales

Joe Rice, a negotiator for local governments that are suing Purdue, said, “Purdue is doing everything they can to get this deal done in this administration. It’s advantageous to both sides.”This federal case against Purdue is distinct from thousands of

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Mask Use by Americans Now Tops 90%, Poll Finds

How to Counter the Anti-Mask Backlash? Empathy

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Here’s good news for public health officials who’ve been hammering home the need to wear face masks: Your messages have been getting through. A new

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Garmin launches new connected scale that can give users trends over time

Photo of the Garmin smart scale

Last week Garmin launched its new scale, dubbed Index S2, which is able to send weight and health data to a connected app.  In addition to body weight, users can tap into the scale for insights on body fat percentage, BMI,

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Government Highlights Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccine Review

Government Highlights Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccine Review

As part of its routine review process, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency responsible for evaluating and deciding if the handful of COVID-19 vaccines currently being studied are safe and effective enough to use by people around

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Trump’s Antibody ‘Cure’ Will Be in Short Supply

Trump’s Antibody ‘Cure’ Will Be in Short Supply

Nearly two weeks ago, President Trump told Americans that they would soon be getting an antibody treatment that he had promoted, without evidence, as a “cure” for the coronavirus. This weekend, as the country braced for another major wave of

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