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Surviving COVID Can Have Mental Health Implications, Too

According to a new analysis, people who recover from COVID-19 are more likely to have conditions that affect their mental health or their brain and nervous system, compared to people who recover from the flu or other respiratory diseases. In other words, if you’ve been having mental health issues after COVID, you are…Read more...
Tags: Health, Articles, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Social Issues, Lifehacks, Mental Disorder, Occupational Safety and Health, Covid 19, COVID, Long Covid, Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, United Nations Response To The Covid 19 Pandemic, Mental Health During The Covid 19 Pandemic


Wannabe Assassin Gets 12 Years on Chemical Weapon Charges for Trying to Buy Dimethylmercury

A federal court has sentenced a Missouri man who tried to buy the deadly poison dimethylmercury, a notoriously toxic substance that can kill in just a few drops on the skin, on the dark web to 12 years in prison.Read more...
Tags: Science, Chemistry, Missouri, Occupational Safety and Health, Physical Sciences, Chemical Elements, Natural Sciences, Native Element Minerals, Dimethylmercury, Organomercury Compounds, Karen Wetterhahn, Jason William Siesser, Rubber Glove, Methylmercury, Post Transition Metals


You Can Stop Disinfecting Your Home Now, CDC Says

Simply cleaning surfaces is good enough to protect yourself from the coronavirus on a daily basis, the CDC says in its updated guidelines. Disinfecting surfaces in your home (for example, with bleach) is only necessary if somebody with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 has been there in the last 24 hours. Read more...
Tags: Health, Cdc, Articles, Hygiene, Lifehacks, Bleach, Occupational Safety and Health, Deep Clean, Covid 19, Disinfectants, Zoonoses, Euthenics, Bactericides


40,000 Kids in the U.S. Have Lost a Parent to Covid-19, Study Finds

A new study provides a heartbreaking reminder of the pain caused by the covid-19 pandemic. It estimates that nearly 40,000 children in the U.S. have lost at least one parent to the viral illness as of February this year. The study also found that more than 100,000 children would have lost a parent if the virus had…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Time, Articles, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Pandemic, Covid 19 Pandemic, Entertainment Culture, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Pandemic In Ghana


Deaths in America Surged in 2020, Well Beyond Official Covid-19 Toll

The covid-19 pandemic drove a horrifying surge in U.S. deaths last year, new research published Friday has shown. According to the study, over half a million more people died than would have been expected during the last 10 months of 2020. Most of these deaths were directly attributed to the viral illness, but some…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, America, Public Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Pandemic, Covid 19, Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, Mortality Displacement, National Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic


The Covid-19 Lab Escape Theory Is About to Be Everywhere

In an interview set to be aired in full this Sunday, Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under President Trump, has become the latest and most mainstream voice so far to offer support for a controversial but not implausible theory about the origins of the covid-19…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Sanjay Gupta, Occupational Safety and Health, Animal Diseases, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Covid 19, Covid 19 Pandemic, Atypical Pneumonias, Sarbecovirus


Ava's Covid-19 Early Detection Feature Is Now Out of the Lab and on Your Wrist

Shortly after the covid-19 pandemic shut the world down last year, many wearables makers and researchers announced studies to see if their technology could potentially help detect the virus before it spread. Ava, a fertility-tracking wearables company, launched a particularly ambitious study in which 2,000…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Medical Research, Fitbit, Pandemics, Ava, US Food and Drug Administration, Occupational Safety and Health, Lea Von Bidder, Covid 19, COVID, Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Pandemic, Technology Internet


Scientists Found a ‘Magical’ Solution to Fight Dangerous Zombie Fires

The rise of zombie fires is the latest iteration of climate horrors. The world became acquainted with them last summer when fires in Siberia that had been smoldering underground all winter reignited in the summer. They pose a major problem in a warming world, but scientists have come up with a way to extinguish them…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Environment, Fire, Wildfires, Siberia, Wildfire, Wetlands, Earth Sciences, Occupational Safety and Health, Firefighting, Peat, Fire Prevention, Holdover Fire, Guillermo Rein, Muhammad Agung Santoso


So This Is 'Covid Normal'

Last weekend I attended two days of the Brunswick Music Festival in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. In front of a sea of semi-socially distanced picnickers, local bands like indie rockers RVG tore through sets they haven’t played live in a year. People chatted with their friends, hugged, and drank beer. No one wore…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Melbourne, Pandemics, Brunswick, Angie McMahon, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Quarantine, Sophie Weiner, Contemporary history, Covid 19 Pandemic, The Australian Open, Covid 19 Lockdowns, The Brunswick Music Festival


Apple Hearing Study Finds 1 in 5 Participants Experienced Hearing Loss

Apple introduced the ability to track your noise level exposure on the Apple Watch back in 2019. The company also launched three clinical research studies alongside that feature, including one to examine hearing health. Now, a little over a year later, Apple’s sharing some preliminary results in time for World Hearing…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Science, Hearing Loss, Sound, Noise Pollution, Acoustics, Occupational Safety and Health, Tinnitus, Hearing Aid, Health Sciences, Rick Neitzel, Audiology, Medical Specialties, Classical Mechanics


If Everyone Isn't Masking Up at Your Gym, Stay Home

Many gyms allow people to take off their masks during workouts, as if the coronavirus will politely refrain from infecting others during exercise. It won’t, of course. Even if it’s legal to exercise maskless where you are, that doesn’t make it a good idea. Read more...
Tags: Health, Infectious Diseases, Lifehacks, Occupational Safety and Health, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Coronavirus Disease, Coronaviridae, Covid 19 Pandemic, Bat Virome, Atypical Pneumonias, Sarbecovirus, Transmission Of Covid 19


Covid-19 Survivors Have a Low Risk of Reinfection, Study Suggests

New government-funded research this week should offer some comfort to people who have survived covid-19. It suggests they have a low risk of reinfection from the coronavirus, at least around three months later.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Public Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Hivaids, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Coronavirus Disease, Medical Specialties, Zoonoses, Infectious Causes Of Cancer, Covid 19 Testing, Health Medical Pharma


Survivors of Severe Covid-19 Should Get Their Eyes Checked, Study Suggests

Doctors are warning that covid-19 may be capable of causing lingering eye problems. A new study suggests that some people who survive a severe infection can develop growths in the back of their eyes that could lead to vision loss. It is not yet clear how covid-19 might cause these growths, or if people with milder…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Public Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Coronavirus Disease, Zoonoses, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Drug Repurposing Research


CDC Releases New Advice and Data on Double-Masking

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidance about the best ways to use masks to help prevent transmission of covid-19. One key recommendation highlights the added benefits of using a more snugly fitting mask or pairing a cloth mask with a surgical mask. Experimental data collected by…Read more...
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The CDC Now Recommends Double Masking

Doubling up on masks can improve their filtration, and the CDC is now recommending that people double their masks or use layered masks and take steps to improve the masks’ fit.Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Cdc, Public Health, Lifehacks, Mask, Japanese culture, Occupational Safety and Health, Cloth Face Mask, N95 Respirator, East Asian Culture, Surgical Mask, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Hospitality Recreation


WHO Scientists Say Wuhan Lab Leak 'Extremely Unlikely' to Have Caused Covid-19 Pandemic

Scientists assembled by the World Health Organization to investigate the origins of the covid-19 pandemic have announced their early findings. They concluded that the first known cases traced to a seafood market in Wuhan, China in December 2019 likely don’t represent the original source of the outbreak. At the same…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Environment, World Health Organization, Wuhan China, Occupational Safety and Health, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Coronavirus, Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, Coronavirus Disease, Medical Specialties, Coronaviridae, Covid 19 Pandemic, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, Atypical Pneumonias, Sarbecovirus


LanzaJet inks deal with British Airways for 7500 tons of fuel low emission fuel additive per year

LanzaJet, the renewable jet fuel startup spun out from the longtime renewable and synthetic fuel manufacturer, LanzaTech, has inked a supply agreement with British Airways to supply the company with at least 7500 tons of fuel additive per yer. The deal marks the second agreement between the UK-based airline and a renewable jet fuels manufacturer following an August 2019 agreement with the British company Velocys. It’s also LanzaJet’s second offtake agreement. The company announced itself with a ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, UK, Tech, Georgia, Investment, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Bill Gates, Aviation, Airlines, Ba, US Airways, Shell, LanzaTech


Health tech startup Bold raises $7 million in seed funding for senior-focused fitness programs

Virtual health and wellness platforms have grown , but a new startup wants to focus that effort exclusively on senior citizens. Bold, a digital health and wellness service, plans to prevent chronic health problems in older adults through free and personalized exercise programs. Co-founded by Amanda Rees and her partner Hari Arul, Bold picked up $7 million this week in seed funding led by Julie Yoo of Silicon Valley-based Andreessen Horowitz. Rees said in an interview that the idea for Bold came...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Articles, Tech, Balance, Tai Chi, Medicare, Silicon Valley, Exercise, Andreessen Horowitz, Falling, Rees, Occupational Safety and Health, Bold, Recent Funding


United States: Cal/OSHA's ETS Under Scrutiny: California Judge Hears Oral Argument To Enjoin Enforcement - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Following the implementation of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health's (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS)
Tags: News, California, United States, Stewart, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak


China Deploys Anal Swabs For Covid-19 Testing, Says It's More Accurate

Health authorities in China have deployed anal swab tests to detect covid-19 in the lead up to the Lunar New Year celebrations, according to the Chinese state media outlet the Global Times, a technique that some claim might be more accurate than traditional nasal swabs, throat swabs, and antibody tests. But not…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Articles, Infectious Diseases, Global Times, Occupational Safety and Health, Coronavirus Disease, Covid 19 Pandemic, Technology_internet, Covid 19 Testing, Nasopharyngeal Swab


New rules: COVID-19 dominates California’s latest workplace regulations

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, California lawmakers and regulatory agencies spent much of 2020 passing legislation and issuing regulations to prevent and address the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Many of these laws and regulations went into effect Jan. 1 and will continue impacting California businesses well beyond 2021. New measures in workplaces California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health approved sweeping emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 infection preve...
Tags: Business, Workplace, California, Senate, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, ATD, ETS, Cal OSHA, OSHA, Labor Employment, California Department of Public Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Best Best Krieger LLP


Are Two Masks Really Better Than One?

Cloth masks, by themselves, were never the best option for everybody to wear during a pandemic; they were, instead, just the best way to get a lot of masks to a lot of people without too much of an effect on supplies for healthcare workers. Read more...
Tags: Equipment, Lifehacks, Mask, Japanese culture, Occupational Safety and Health, Cloth Face Mask, Nokia N95 Smartphone, East Asian Culture, Surgical Mask, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic


The Winter Covid-19 Peak Is Finally Starting to Slope Downward

For the first time in a long while, there appears to be some hope on the horizon, even as the U.S. official death count flies past 400,000. The winter peak of the pandemic is finally turning downward, as daily new cases and total hospitalizations continue to slowly decline. Unfortunately, we’re still very much in the…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Infectious Diseases, Pandemics, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Contemporary history, Covid 19 Pandemic, Covid 19 Pandemic In Texas, Covid 19 Pandemic In Rhode Island


California Subpoenas Amazon Over Worker Safety In Coronavirus Pandemic

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Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $25 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock, The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morningside Ventures and Portfolio, along with existing investors including Highland Capital Partners, which led the Series C round. The startup has now raised ov...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, TC, Science, Funding, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Walgreens, United States, Healthcare, Fda, Biotech, Driver, Target


Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections, and Implement Other Last-Minute Policies, Before Jan. 20

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Six days after President Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture notified food safety groups that it was proposing a regulatory change to speed up chicken factory processing lines, a change that would allow companies to sell more birds. An earlier USDA effort had broken d...
Tags: News, Justice, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Georgia, Usda, Joe Biden, Indiana, Dhs, Gop, Alaska, Homeland Security, Epa, Nevada


Cal/OSHA requires face masks, sick pay in new COVID-19 worker protections

Cal/OSHA approved temporary new standards Thursday, Nov. 19, that will require employers to establish stronger workplace protections against COVID-19 and make it easier for the state to pursue those who do not comply. Though several guidelines have been released in the past, including from Cal/OSHA, the new standards streamline and strengthen the agency’s enforcement efforts by establishing more specific mandates, according to an analysis by Cal/OSHA. Many of the existing regulations for protect...
Tags: News, Workplace, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Gm, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Parker, Hart, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, National Lawyers Guild, Cal OSHA


Device that combines air circulation with UV-C light deployed in first U.S. homes to help decrease COVID-19 transmission risk

Now that we know the virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted via aerosol (tiny particles in the air that can hang around for a long time), researchers and engineers globally have turned their attention to helping promote air circulation where risk exposure is high, and also to kill any active viral particles that might be in the air. One such effort is the Nanowave Air, a device created by Pittsburgh-based Dynamics, Inc. (via NEXT Pittsburgh) which uses UV-C light in a safe and contained w...
Tags: Health, TC, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Virus, United States, Ultraviolet, Vaccine, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Air Purifier, University of Pittsburgh, Occupational Safety and Health, Dynamics Inc, Center for Vaccine Research


New Oxford machine learning-based COVID-19 test can provide results in under 5 minutes

Oxford scientists working out of the school’s Department of Physics have developed a new type of COVID-19 test that can detect SARS-CoV-2 with a high degree of accuracy, directly in samples taken from patients, using a machine learning-based approach that could help sidestep test supply limitations, and that also offers advantages when it comes to detecting actual virus particles, instead of antibodies or other signs of the presence of the virus which don’t necessarily correlate to an active, tr...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Articles, Tech, Virus, Oxford, Machine Learning, Biotech, Influenza, Department of Physics, New Oxford, Occupational Safety and Health


California just fined Amazon $1,870 for poor workplace safety during the coronavirus pandemic

Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at an event in Washington. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts California fined an Amazon warehouse and a delivery center $935 each for failing to adequately train employees on proper safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Amazon employees filed two complaints to the state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health in April and May of this year, respectively. They said the company endangered workers by failing to enforce physical distancing and communica...
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