A Missouri hospital is giving employees panic buttons to address rising attacks on healthcare workers during the pandemic

Nurse Cindy Kelbert, left, checks on a critically ill COVID-19 patient through a glass door as she is surrounded by other nurses at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif., Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo A Missouri hospital reported a rise in attacks on staff by patients in 2020. By the end of the year, Cox Medical Center Branson will give up to 400 employees panic buttons. The panic buttons will be on their ID cards and will send a message to security for help. See mo...
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New Zealand kea can use touchscreens but can’t distinguish between real and virtual worlds

Study finds the intelligent endangered alpine parrot can be trained to use electronic devices with their tonguesVote now in the Guardian/BirdLife Australia 2021 bird of the year pollThe kea, an endangered New Zealand parrot, is clever enough to use touchscreens but doesn’t appear to be able to tell the difference between the real and virtual worlds, according to a new study.Researchers taught six kea at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch to operate touchscreens. The birds were prese...
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Researchers use AI to determine which animal diseases will infect humans next

Did you know Neural is taking the stage on Sept 30 and Oct 1? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your ticket now! A team of researchers from the University of Glasgow in the UK have created an AI-powered system for identifying which diseases will make the leap from the animal kingdom to causing human infections. This could go a long way towards preparing us for the next pandemic. COVID-19 and dozens of other viruses th...
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Covid can infect cells in pancreas that make insulin, research shows

Results of two studies may explain why some people develop diabetes after catching the virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 can infect insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and change their function, potentially explaining why some previously healthy people develop diabetes after catching the virus.Doctors are increasingly concerned about the growing number of patients who have developed diabetes either while infected with coronavirus, or shortly after reco...
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The US could authorize COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids before Thanksgiving, Pfizer's new timeline suggests

A boy receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Israeli city of Holon on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Kids from 5 to 11 could start getting COVID-19 shots sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving, Pfizer's new timeline suggests. The company submitted data to the FDA for that younger age group on Tuesday. But Pfizer likely won't seek FDA authorization until mid-October, . See more stories on Insider's business page. Until recently, many experts and parents alike...
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New clues hint that young boys who get serious viral infections might be more likely to develop autism

A young child has his temperature taken in Surrey, England in November 2020. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images Scientists may have found a link between serious childhood infections and autism later in life. They prompted young male mice to mount an immune response, then found the mice later had trouble recognizing familiar faces. A study of more than 3.6 million hospitalized children bolster these findings. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists may be a step closer to under...
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Flu season starts this week. Getting a flu shot is linked to less severe COVID-19 symptoms.

A doctor gives his patient a flu shot. Marko Geber/Getty Flu season ramps up in October, so officials recommend getting flu shots by the end of that month. A study found that people who got flu shots were less likely to develop severe complications from COVID-19. It's safe to get the flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the same time. See more stories on Insider's business page. Our second pandemic flu season begins Friday with the arrival of October. But this time, scie...
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Former FDA chief predicts the Delta variant could be the last major COVID-19 surge in the US and be over by Thanksgiving

Dr. Scott Gottlieb is seen in this American Enterprise Institute photo released in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2017. American Enterprise Institute via Reuters Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the Delta variant will likely be the last major surge of COVID-19 in the US. The former FDA chief said on CNN Monday he expects the variant to run its course by Thanksgiving. He also noted the importance of testing to differentiate between COVID-19 and other illnesses. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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Pro-Trump cartoonist Ben Garrison says he has COVID-19 and is treating it with ivermectin and beet juice

Ivermectin tablets in India. Photo by Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Pro-Trump cartoonist Ben Garrison says he is treating a bout of COVID-19 with ivermectin and beets. Neither are proven COVID-19 treatments. Garrison said he will "never" go to hospital to treat it. He repeated many false claims about the virus and the vaccine in an interview with Gizmodo. See more stories on Insider's business page. Right-wing cartoonist Ben Garrison said he has a "rough" case of COVID-19 a...
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Smokers up to 80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid, study says

Data also finds smokers more likely to die from disease compared with those who have never smoked Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSmokers are 60%-80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and also more likely to die from the disease, data suggests.A study, which pooled observational and genetic data on smoking and Covid-19 to strengthen the evidence base, contradicts research published at the start of the pandemic suggesting that smoking might help to ...
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Pinker’s progress: the celebrity scientist at the centre of the culture wars

How the Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker became one of the world’s most contentious thinkersOn a recent afternoon, Steven Pinker, the cognitive psychologist and bestselling author of upbeat books about human progress, was sitting in his summer home on Cape Cod, thinking about Bill Gates. Pinker was gearing up to record a radio series on critical thinking for the BBC, and he wanted the world’s fourth richest man to join him for an episode on the climate emergency. “People tend to approach chall...
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Gibraltar cave chamber discovery could shed light on Neanderthals’ culture

Researchers find space in Gorham’s Cave complex that has been closed off for at least 40,000 yearsResearchers excavating a cave network on the Rock of Gibraltar have discovered a new chamber, sealed off from the world for at least 40,000 years, that could shed light on the culture and customs of the Neanderthals who occupied the area for a thousand centuries.In 2012, experts began examining Vanguard Cave, part of the Gorham’s Cave complex, to determine its true dimensions and to see whether it c...
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