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Small RNA molecule controls major pathogenicity factors of H. pylori

More than half of the world’s population carries the bacterium Helicobacter pylori in their stomach mucosa. It often causes no problems throughout life, but sometimes it can cause inflammation, and in some cases, it can even lead to the development of stomach cancer.

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‘Ministers must make the social care chief nurse role permanent’

Amid the often-confusing stream of messages on how it intended to tackle the alarming rise in cases of coronavirus, the government made one announcement on health and social care last month that could be expected to receive a near-unanimous positive response. It revealed that a…

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‘Microevolution’ means more babies born without wisdom teeth

More babies are born without wisdom teeth as new research shows the human race is passing through a ‘microevolution’. 

According to a new study in the Journal of Anatomy, the human race is evolving at a rate faster than it has done at any interval in the last 250 years.

It reveals that babies have shorter faces – leading to smaller mouths and less room for teeth to grow.

According to The Telegraph, researcher Dr Teghan Lucas, from Flinders University, Australia, said our increased ability to chew our food is a key factor.

‘As our faces are getting a lot shorter there is not as much room for teeth because of smaller jaws,’ she said.

‘This is happening in time as we have learnt to use fire and process foods more. A lot of people are just being born without wisdom teeth.’

Change in evolutionary process

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Advantech Receives 2020 IoT Edge Computing Excellence Award from IoT Evolution World

Irvine, CA (10/09/2020) – Advantech announced today that MIC-730AI, Edge AI Inference System based on NVIDIA Jetson® Xavier has received a 2020 IoT Edge Computing Excellence Award from IoT Evolution World, the leading web site covering the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.

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Nurse-led study will evaluate end-of-life care before and after Covid-19

A new research project has been launched to assess the effectiveness of the “Swan” model of end-of-life and bereavement care and the related “Cygnet” role created in response to Covid-19. The study has received funding of £100,000 from the Burdett Trust for Nursing and will…

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Calls for £10k monthly fund for independent practices amidst new restrictions

Some independent dental practices spent £10,000 a month to keep themselves afloat when they were closed during lockdown.

This is according to new findings by Rangewell.

Analysing data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), it reveals the health and social care has flatlined one quarter below its February levels.

As a result, it is urging the government to:

  • Provide more than £10,000 each month to all independent dental, optician and pharmacy practices in the level 2-3 COVID zones
  • A tax holiday on National Insurance contributions on overtime pay for all independent dentists, opticians and pharmacists
  • Temporarily revert the way pharmacies are paid so they receive payment from dispensing medicines rather than delivering services.

Crippling effect

‘Our high street dentists, opticians and pharmacists are in crisis,’ says Nic Conner, author of the report and Rangewell’s head of research.

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