News tagged with pandemics

Students develop a low-cost portable ventilator

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of students from MIT has devised a new low-cost ventilator to keep patients breathing in places that lack standard mechanical ventilators, or during times of emergency such as pandemics or natural ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Engineering
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Rise of health scares has social basis

(PhysOrg.com) -- Attempts to communicate health pandemics accurately are thwarted by rapid growing interest in health scares that spread socially rather than through individuals feeling a genuine need to find out about the ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Social Sciences
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1 in 4 not covering coughs, sneezes

Approximately 1 out of every 4 people observed in a public setting failed to cover their mouth when they coughed or sneezed according to research presented today at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Health
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