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Australia develops breakthrough blood test for COVID-19 detection – BSA bureau

World-first research, led by Monash University, has been able to identify positive COVID-19 cases using blood samples in approximately 20 minutes.

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World-first research, led by Monash University, has been able to identify positive COVID-19 cases using blood samples in approximately 20 minutes.
The research team, led by Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA) and Monash University’s Chemical Engineering Department, including researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent BioNano Science and Technology (CBNS), has developed a simple agglutination assay – an analysis to determine the presence and amount of a subst…

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E-Cig Clouds Aren’t ‘Vapour’, Scientists Warn. That Word Just Makes Them Sound Safer – ScienceAlert

Emissions from e-cigarettes are not harmless and calling them vapour is purposefully misleading, scientists argue.

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Emissions from e-cigarettes are not harmless and calling them vapour is purposefully misleading, scientists argue.
While the puffs from e-cigs aren’t exactly smoke, the term ‘vapour’ often brings to mind an innocuous cloud of water.
As such, public health experts argue ‘aerosol’ is a more accurate description, as e-cigarette clouds have been shown to contain harmful chemicals that may hang in the air and settle on nearby surfaces.
The change in name might sound pedantic, but new research sugg…

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Second UK lockdown? COVID hospital admissions doubling every eight days – Reuters

Britain’s health minister said on Friday that the novel coronavirus was accelerating across the country, with hospital admissions doubling every eight days, but refused to say if another national lockdown would be imposed next month.

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britains health minister said on Friday that the novel coronavirus was accelerating across the country, with hospital admissions doubling every eight days, but refused to say if another national lockdown would be imposed next month.
FILE PHOTO: A worker is seen in a drive-in coronavirus testing centre amid an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Twickenham in London, Britain September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville
The United Kingdom has reported the fifth larg…

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All you need to know about PCOS | Women’s Health – Indian Link

September is PCOS Awareness Month and according to experts, one in five women can suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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According to experts, one in five women can suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, which means, there may be several women around you at the risk of problems ranging from menstrual irregularities to complications in pregnancy. Gynaecologists stress on the importance of a healthy diet, exercise, and maintaining optimum weight to battle the condition.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal disorder in reproductive-age women. It is a common in women with infertility problems.
“Women …

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