Medical instrument processing personnel may be exposed to tissue, blood, and patient fluids: study

New data published today suggest that personnel who process reusable medical instruments and equipment may be frequently exposed to tissue, blood, and patient fluids even when wearing recommended personal protective equipment (PPE). The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology […]

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Improving perceptions of emerging technologies can help ease strain on health-care systems

More attention must be paid to improving perceptions of emerging technologies like AI-powered symptom checkers, which could ease the strain on health-care systems, according to a recent study. Symptom checkers are online platforms that help with self-triage based on a range of inputted symptoms and demographic details. The study, led by University of Waterloo researchers, […]

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Why we can’t say no to an icy cold soft drink

In spite of health warnings about high consumption of carbonated soft drinks, global consumption has been rising rapidly for more than 50 years. Flinders University psychology researchers, as part of an Australian Research Council Discovery project, are looking to arrest this trend by investigating potential individual responses and ‘mechanisms’ for this increase in soft drink […]

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