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USDA proposes plan to cut Salmonella risks in poultry products

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today proposed new rules that would support a strategy for cutting Salmonella contamination in poultry products to reduce foodborne illnesses.

UK study ties COVID-19 symptoms to worse mental health

An analysis of 11 longitudinal UK studies published today in The Lancet Psychiatry links symptomatic COVID-19 to psychological distress, depression, anxiety, and lower life satisfaction that didn't abate by 3 months.

Aspirin as effective as standard blood thinner to prevent life-threatening blood clots and death after fracture surgery

Patients who have surgery to repair bone fractures typically receive a type of injectable blood thinner, low-molecular-weight heparin, to prevent life-threatening blood clots, but a new clinical trial found that over-the-counter aspirin is just as effective. The findings, presented today at the Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) annual meeting in Tampa, FL, could cause surgeons to change their practice and administer aspirin instead to these patients.

Effectiveness of portable air filtration on reducing indoor aerosol transmission: preclinical observational trials

While the range of possible transmission pathways of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 in various settings has been investigated thoroughly, most authorities have recently acknowledged the role of aerosol spread in its transmission, especially in indoor environments where ventilation is poor. Engineering controls are needed to mitigate aerosol transmission in high-risk settings including hospital wards, classrooms and offices.

SARS-CoV-2 is associated with changes in brain structure in UK Biobank

There is strong evidence of brain-related abnormalities in COVID-191,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13. However, it remains unknown whether the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection can be detected in milder cases, and whether this can reveal possible mechanisms contributing to brain pathology.

Health worker shortage in Uganda fueled spread of Ebola, says WHO

Shortages of health workers in Uganda have fueled the spread of Ebola, said World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti during the World Health Summit on Sunday.

Disaster after disaster, hospital preparedness remains a deficiency

The COVID-19 pandemic was most people’s introduction to the critical importance of hospital emergency preparedness. However, while it is strikingly clear that prolonged surges of patients occur during infectious disease emergencies, hospitals must be prepared for “all hazards” that could impact them.

US COVID levels decline as new subvariants rise steadily

US COVID-19 indicators continue to slowly fall, but multiple new Omicron lineages are steadily cutting into the dominance of BA.5, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in its latest update. In global developments, cases continue a steady rise in Europe, with the biggest impact on seniors.

The Built Environment and Microbial Communities

The composition and viability of indoor microbial communities are determined by the characteristics and dynamic interactions of the building they inhabit, the building's occupants, and the surrounding external environment.

Reducing the health impacts of ambient air pollution

Inhaling polluted ambient air has many health effects, including childhood onset of asthma, and onset and progression of atherosclerosis

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