Machine learning models identify kids at risk of lead poisoning

Machine learning can help public health officials identify children most at risk of lead poisoning, enabling them to concentrate their limited resources on preventing poisonings rather than remediating homes only after a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Group testing to help control COVID-19

Australia's Victoria state, which went into strict Stage 4 restrictions in July after COVID-19 cases surged, is on a testing blitz to identify every positive case possible, in the hope of quickly controlling the outbreak.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What you need to know about how coronavirus is changing science

The evolving COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent need for scientific evidence, and quickly. We need politicians to be able to make informed decisions, and we need to support the development of effective vaccines and treatments, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Grounded flights threaten routine vaccine supply: UN

Dozens of countries risk running out of vaccines for diseases like measles because of restrictions on flights brought in to tackle the new coronavirus, the United Nations warned on Friday.


How to make your own hand sanitizer at home

When it comes to protecting yourself from the novel coronavirus, you already know what to do: Stay home and keep your hands clean by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds—and keep your hands away from your ...

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