Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two-thirds of Kiwis surveyed saw lockdown's silver linings

Two-thirds of New Zealanders believed there were 'silver linings' to the country's Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown imposed in March last year, a University of Otago survey has found.

Surgery

Twofold infection protection for implants

A hybrid implant coating made from antibacterial silver and an antibiotic will protect patients from infection in the future. The antibiotic is tailored to the patient's unique requirements for even better protection. The ...

Medical research

Stopping tooth decay before it starts—without killing bacteria

Oral bacteria are ready to spring into action the moment a dental hygienist finishes scraping plaque off a patient's teeth. Eating sugar or other carbohydrates causes the bacteria to quickly rebuild this tough and sticky ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fake cures, risky rumours: virus misinformation hits home

From being duped into taking poisonous "cures", to watching businesses crumble and avoiding life-saving medication, people are suffering devastating real-world impacts of a deluge of online virus misinformation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus in America: Keep your panic in check

(HealthDay)—A deadly virus that's surging through a foreign country makes its way into the United States, carried into this country by an unwitting traveler.

Other

Protecting stethoscopes with a noble metal

The stethoscope is an invaluable tool for fighting diseases. Unfortunately, it can also help spread them. A 2014 study in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that, when it comes to collecting bacteria (including MRSA, ...

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