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What are the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission inside an aircraft cabin?

A team of US scientists has recently evaluated the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection among passengers present inside an aircraft cabin. The findings suggest that the risk of airborne viral transmission is minimal during long-duration flights.

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Covid-19: New findings point to widespread trauma among nurses

Almost half of intensive care staff in England reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, severe depression or anxiety during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a new study has shown. Researchers found that poor mental health was also more pronounced among nurses than doctors…

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CBP, FDA seize counterfeit, flavored e-cigarettes valued at over $719K

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport working in conjunction with agents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that they have seized 33,681 units of e-cigarettes with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $719,453.

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Whistleblower nurse calls for new body to tackle bullying in NHS

A nurse who was threatened by colleagues for speaking out about care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has said bullying remains a “real problem” in the NHS. Helene Donnelly (pictured above) has told MPs that more than 10 years on from the scandal –…

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Researchers study the effectiveness of FEND product to improve airway hygiene

In a paper published in Molecular Frontiers Journal, researchers from Cambridge, Massachusetts and Bangalore, India study the effectiveness of FEND product to significantly improve airway hygiene by reducing and suppressing respiratory droplets potentially containing airborne pathogens and other contaminants.

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Learning resources launched for nurses new to critical care

The Royal College of Nursing has launched a package of free learning resources to support nursing staff who are new to critical care. It comes at a time when staff from other areas are being redeployed to support colleagues in critical care amid the latest…

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Researchers identify bacterium that produces pharmaceutical all-purpose weapon

For some years, an active substance from the leaves of an ornamental plant has been regarded as a possible forerunner of a new group of potent drugs. So far, however, it has been very laborious to manufacture it in large quantities.

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