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Coronavirus vaccine: Treatment approved for use by NHS – ‘Thousands of lives to be saved’

Coronavirus has killed more than 40,000 people in the UK, with the number continuing to rise. But, scientists have made a breakthrough in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine. The NHS has been backed to immediately use the dexamethasone steroid as a treatment for coronavirus. The drug has been revealed to lower the risk of… Read More »

COVID-19, the new ‘occupational disease’? Thousands of workers compensation claims filed over coronavirus infections

Workers compensation boards across Canada have received thousands of claims from employees who say they contracted COVID-19 on the job, underscoring how the pandemic has become a new workplace hazard for many Canadians. The flood of unconventional requests is prompting calls to expand the legal definition of occupational disease, which typically includes work-related cancers, asbestosis… Read More »

Ford Is Using Seat Ventilation Fans to Build Thousands of Respirators

Larry W. SmithGetty Images Ford announced today that it is partnering with 3M in order to manufacture powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These respirators are often called positive-pressure masks as they take contaminated air, pull it through a filter, then push it to the sealed mask using… Read More »

Thousands of women 'dying from heart attacks needlessly because they get worse care than men'

Thousands of women ‘are dying from heart attacks needlessly because they get worse care than men’, claims study Poor treatment contributed to deaths of more than 8,200 women over ten years  Women diagnosed with heart attack treated slower than men and not given tests Female patients twice as likely as men to die within a month… Read More »