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Scedosporium Causes Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis

By |2020-12-15T19:13:49+00:00December 15th, 2020|

Presentation A 71-year-old male presents to the Emergency Department (ED) with 4 months of headaches and radiating pain on the right side of his face. The patient has a history of sinusitis and was taking antibiotics for 6 months without any resolution of his symptoms. Surgery was performed 2 months prior to this admission which resulted [...]

Why distancing and hand-washing won’t stop the spread of Covid in schools

By |2020-12-15T19:13:44+00:00December 15th, 2020|

Since the start of the pandemic in England, discussions about Covid-19 in children and schools have been fraught. While many parents rejoiced that schools would remain open in England through its second national lockdown, some worried this would limit the effectiveness of new restrictions, while nearly half of teachers reported feeling concerned for their own safety. Although respiratory viruses [...]

Don’t let muscle mass go to waste

By |2020-12-15T19:13:43+00:00December 15th, 2020|

Age-related muscle loss, called sarcopenia, is a natural part of getting older. But after an injury, illness, or any prolonged period of inactivity, muscle loss can occur faster, leading to muscle atrophy. The consequences are greater weakness, poor balance, and even frailty. “People older than age 65 are especially vulnerable to muscle atrophy,” says Jodi Klein, [...]

How aging affects focus

By |2020-12-15T19:13:41+00:00December 15th, 2020|

Just as you may not run as fast or jump as high as you did as a teenager,your brain’s cognitive power—that is, your ability to learn, remember, and solve problems—slows down with age. You may find it harder to summon once familiar facts or divide your attention among two or more activities or sources of [...]

The large scale costs of absenteeism and presenteeism

By |2020-12-13T18:54:38+00:00December 13th, 2020|

Measuring the costs of absenteeism and presenteeism is a challenging task. In fact, there’s no magic formula to do so. As far as absenteeism goes, many people have tried to simplify the process by adding together the wages and administrative expenses associated with the behavior. Along those lines, several companies and experts use the ‘absence rate’ as [...]

Presenteeism: The Elephant In The Room

By |2020-12-13T18:54:37+00:00December 13th, 2020|

Presenteeism’s impact on productivity is 12 times greater than absenteeism but it is still a relatively unknown issue. What exactly is presenteeism and what are the problems it can cause your organization?     Photo by Tranmautritam from Pexels Read more…   The post Presenteeism: The Elephant In The Room appeared first on Healthier Environment [...]

Monkeypox deaths top 200 in DR Congo

By |2020-12-13T18:54:36+00:00December 13th, 2020|

Through the first nearly 10 months of 2020, health officials have reported 6,231 suspected and confirmed monkeypox cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Cases have been reported in 127 health zones from 17 out of 26 provinces in the country. This is a large increase in cases compared to the same period in [...]

Bayer solution combats resistant mosquitoes, vector-borne diseases

By |2020-12-13T18:54:35+00:00December 13th, 2020|

Bayer officials said a newly introduced spray solution combats resistant mosquitoes and controls worldwide vector-borne diseases. Fludora Co-Max addresses Aedes mosquito-borne arboviruses such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya by combining two active ingredients with unrelated modes of action – adding the launch marks a major milestone in industry efforts to actively and sustainably tackle the problem [...]

Spike protein of the new corona virus is more flexible than expected

By |2020-12-13T18:54:34+00:00December 13th, 2020|

In order to infect cells, the virus needs the spike protein on its viral surface. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and the Goethe University Frankfurt, have analysed the spike protein in its natural environment using high-resolution imaging and computer-based methods. In the [...]

SARS-CoV-2 and Health Care Worker Protection in Low-Risk Settings: a Review of Modes of Transmission and a Novel Airborne Model Involving Inhalable Particles

By |2020-12-13T18:54:34+00:00December 13th, 2020|

SUMMARY Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been intense debate over SARS-CoV-2’s mode of transmission and appropriate personal protective equipment for health care workers in low-risk settings. The objective of this review is to identify and appraise the available evidence (clinical trials and laboratory studies on masks and respirators, epidemiological studies, and air [...]