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School starts for 1 million NYC kids amid new vaccine rules

Classroom doors swing open for about a million New York City public school students on Monday in the nation’s largest experiment of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. The start of the school year coincides with several milestones in the city’s pandemic recovery that hinge on vaccine mandates. Nearly all of the city’s 300,000 employees […]

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AI test screens for COVID-19 26% faster than lateral flow tests

An artificial intelligence (AI) test performed by the bedside in 10 minutes quickly and safely triages patients coming to hospital for COVID-19, a University of Oxford-led study has shown. Results of the CURIAL-Rapide evaluation study show COVID-19 screening results were available 45 minutes after patients arrived in the emergency department—16 minutes, or 26 percent, faster […]

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Cheaper Alternatives For A Fitbit

If you’re looking to enhance your fitness routine, you’ve probably browsed Fitbit exercise trackers online. There are several Fitbit models on the market, including the Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Alta, and Fitbit Flex (per Digital Trends). While each of these models is cool, they are also expensive. According to Nerd Wallet, the cheapest Fitbit model runs […]

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A novel method for the rapid repair of peripheral nerve injuries

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide suffer from peripheral nerve injuries, which often leave them with long-term disabilities. The peripheral nervous system is analogous to the circulatory system; a network of vessels that reaches all parts of the body, but instead of blood flowing through vessels, electrical signals propagate information through thin fibers […]

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Outcomes worse for immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery

(HealthDay)—Immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) is associated with worse visual outcomes compared with short-interval (one to 14 days between operations) delayed sequential bilateral cataract surgery (DSBCS-14) and long-interval (15 to 90 days) DSBCS (DSBCS-90), according to a study published online June 30 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Julia P. Owen, Ph.D., from the University of Washington […]