China is fighting the coronavirus with a digital QR code. Here's how it works
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China is fighting the coronavirus with a digital QR code. Here’s how it works

Relying on mobile technology and big data, the Chinese government has used a color-based “health code” system to control people’s movements and curb the spread of the coronavirus. The automatically generated quick response codes, commonly abbreviated to QR codes, are assigned to citizens as an indicator of their health status. Although authorities have yet to […]

Valley News - COVID-19 news of the day for Sunday: Vermont works to gain access to health care equipment
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Valley News – COVID-19 news of the day for Sunday: Vermont works to gain access to health care equipment

Published: 4/5/2020 5:51:38 PM Modified: 4/5/2020 9:00:19 PM Vermont health officials say they’re working with hospitals and the federal government to work through a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment and ventilators. As of Saturday, the state has placed orders for more than 3.7 million items of PPE, primarily masks, from 10 vendors. The state […]

How Ritalin Works in the Brain | Health News
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How Ritalin Works in the Brain | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A new study dispels a common belief about how stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall work in the brain. The drugs are usually prescribed to people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but are sometimes used by otherwise healthy people to boost […]

Protecting healthcare workers from COVID-19: Infection control works
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Protecting healthcare workers from COVID-19: Infection control works

Researchers report that no hospital acquired infections occurred among healthcare workers at public hospitals in Hong Kong after the first 6 weeks of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak — even though these hospitals dealt with 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Share on PinterestStandard infection control practices in hospitals can protect healthcare workers from SARS-CoV-2. For live updates […]

Contact Tracing: How It Works And How It's Helping Slow Coronavirus : Shots
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Contact Tracing: How It Works And How It’s Helping Slow Coronavirus : Shots

When someone tests positive for COVID-19, epidemiologists make detailed lists of everyone they may have had contact with in their daily life and reach out to those people. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Yana Paskova/Getty Images When someone tests positive for COVID-19, epidemiologists make detailed lists of everyone they may have had contact […]

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Woman who caught coronavirus in NSW works at Dorothy Henderson Lodge Macquarie Park aged care home

An investigation is underway into whether a 95-year-old nursing home resident in Sydney died from coronavirus. The woman was living at the Dorothy Henderson Lodge aged care facility at Macquarie Park’s BaptistCare property, where a staff member has been diagnosed with the deadly virus. “Whether or not it was related to corona, we don’t know […]