Brits who self-isolates because of coronavirus WILL get sick pay

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirms anyone who has to self-isolate because of coronavirus WILL get sick pay Guidance has been sent to UK employers, telling them about the sick pay rights Mr Hancock told fellow MPs self-isolation is ‘sickness for employment purposes’ More than 81,000 cases have been recorded, with the death toll nearing 2,800  Do you have a coronavirus […]

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China quarantines 94 people on Seoul flight after 3 show fever

China quarantined 94 air passengers arriving from Seoul after three people on the flight were discovered to have fevers, state media reported Wednesday. The three passengers, all Chinese, arrived in the city of Nanjing on Tuesday morning and were discovered after customs personnel boarded the aircraft on landing to screen passengers for symptoms, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said. The three […]

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Nuance launches new Ambient Clinical Intelligence technology

Deploying artificial intelligence to enable fully voice-enabled exam rooms, Nuance Communications’ new Dragon Ambient eXperience, or DAX, technology is now generally available, the company announced this week. WHY IT MATTERSFirst rolled out in beta this past year, Nuance DAX helps boost the physician and patient experience by securely capturing and contextualizing their exam room conversations, improving clinical documentation while reducing […]

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The Psychological Reasons Why We Can't Resist Costco

From the moment you walk through the automatic doors and flash your ID to a staff member, Costco is your oyster. Should you start off with one of their iconic $1.50 hot dog and drink specials while you still can? Or peruse the limited time offerings? Or perhaps you head straight for the free samples? The possibilities and benefits are […]

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Author to fight retraction of study linking vaping to heart attack risk

(HealthDay)—A journal’s retraction of a study linking electronic cigarettes with an increased risk for heart attack is being challenged by the author. The U.S. government-funded study in the Journal of the American Heart Association concluded that vaping doubles the risk for heart attack, but it was retracted by the journal last week. Questions about the study were raised after another […]

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How to Protect Yourself While Traveling During the Coronavirus Outbreak

To help limit transmission of the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to China. Since the COVID-19 virus was first detected in China in December 2019, more than 75,000 cases of the infection have been confirmed there. Individual travelers can help limit COVID-19 and other virus transmission by practicing […]

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How to work out like Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Most of us struggle over the idea of trying to fit a regular workout into our weekly schedules. And in a foreword in her trainer’s book, she wrote (via The Times of Israel): “I am often consumed by the heavy lifting Supreme Court judging entails, reluctant to cease work until I’ve got it right. But when time comes to meet […]

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Certain Gut Bacteria Tied to Lung Vessel Disease

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 — A specific collection of gut bacteria may be a culprit in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a new study shows. PAH is a chronic disease marked by the narrowing of arteries that supply blood to the lungs. With constant high blood pressure in these arteries, the right side of the heart is forced […]

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