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The five hallmarks of successful contact tracing during the coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

We need contact tracing to prevent more people from catching coronavirus. It may be a crucial process, but it’s also quite a hard one to get right. So what does…

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Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
Catch up on the main COVID-19 news …

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Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19 – Yahoo Finance Australia

AI models have been built to detect conditions like pneumonia, asthma and even neuromuscular diseases, all of which alter how a person coughs in different…

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Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a huge contributor to the pandemic, but of course if there are no symptoms, how can anyone tell they should isolate or get a test? MIT research has found that hidden in the sound of coughs is a pattern that subtly, but reliably, marks a person as likely to be in the early stages of infection. It could make for a much-needed early warning system for the virus.
The sound of one’s cough can be very revealing, as doctors have known for many years. AI models have been…

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Children with minor perinatal brain bleeds have normal cognitive development at two years of age – News-Medical.Net

In 2007, UNC researchers published unexpected and surprising results from a study based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of newborn brains.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020
In 2007, UNC researchers published unexpected and surprising results from a study based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of newborn brains. Twenty-six percent of the newborns in the study were found to have asymptomatic subdural hemorrhages, or bleeding in and around the brain.
It was an unexpected finding because subdural hemorrhage had been considered unusual in full-term newborns. But the 2007 findings suggested that small, asymptomatic brain bleeds…

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UK virus cases going in ‘wrong direction’ – Bunbury Mail

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering imposing new national lockdown measures next week, amid concerns that hospitals across the country are ove……

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering imposing new national lockdown measures next week, amid concerns that hospitals across the country are overwhelmed by a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, The Times newspaper reports.
The new restrictions could be introduced on Wednesday and remain in place until December 1, the Times said on Friday.
Johnson is expected to hold a news conference on Monday to announce the new measures, under which everything could be closed except essential shops and…

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