Biomedical technology

Researchers develop tool to identify dust lung disease risk

A new dust testing methodology developed by University of Queensland researchers offers workers better protection from diseases such as black lung and silicosis. The research is published in the journal Minerals.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC says masks must fit tightly – and two are better than one

On Feb. 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new mask guidelines based on a study of how mask fit affects the wearer's exposure to airborne particles. With more transmissible COVID-19 strains emerging ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC says coronavirus can spread indoors in updated guidance

The top U.S. public health agency said Monday that the coronavirus can spread more than 6 feet through the air, especially in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces. But agency officials maintained that such spread is uncommon ...

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