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Giving keener ‘electric eyesight’ to autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. But MIT researchers have developed a sub-terahertz-radiation receiving system that could help steer driverless cars when traditional methods fail. Sub-terahertz wavelengths, which are between microwave and infrared radiation on the electromagnetic spectrum, can be detected through fog and […]

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Glass-Fronted Fireplaces Pose Burn Dangers for Kids

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 — Glass-fronted gas fireplaces can pose a serious risk to young children, an emergency room physician warns. Dr. Michael Gittelman, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, cited the case of a 3-year-old boy whose hand was badly burned when he touched the glass door of the family’s gas fireplace. “Young children, […]

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Health official urges Government to stockpile antibiotics

‘Make no mistake, a flu pandemic is inevitable’: Economist urges Governments to stockpile antibiotics ahead of a pending outbreak as it’s the secondary bacterial infections that kill Having an effective drug on-hand would save the world £2.3-to-£3.1 billion Would avoid economic cost of high death toll, treatment and lost working days  Government officials already warn […]

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Engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children’s toy: Inexpensive, disposable sensors continuously measure breath rate and volume

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It’s designed to help children with asthma and cystic fibrosis and others with chronic pulmonary conditions. The inexpensively produced sensors were created by UCI biomedical engineers using the popular children’s toy Shrinky Dinks, […]

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TGA draft guidance calls for heightened cybersecurity for medical devices in Australia

The cybersecurity implications of medical devices have come under scrutiny, as the digitisation of healthcare reaches a wider net of professional, personal and public environments. In the bid to consider and plan for an evolving cybersecurity landscape to maintain patient safety, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has released a draft regulation guidance on cybersecurity for […]

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Highly processed foods increase the risk of early death

Why have a high-processed food life expectancy? Unfortunately, many of our foods contain different unhealthy ingredients. Just so-called high-processed foods are no exception. Doctors found out now that the consumption of highly processed foods with an increased risk of death. The scientists from the University of Sorbonne, found in their recent study that highly processed […]