Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sunlight destroys coronavirus quickly, say US scientists

The new coronavirus is quickly destroyed by sunlight, according to new research announced by a senior US official on Thursday, though the study has not yet been made public and awaits external evaluation.

Medical research

Cause of clogged hypodermic needles discovered

In very rare cases, the needles of prefilled syringes may become blocked. This can have potentially detrimental consequences for patients if their medication does not enter the body or the dosage is too low.

Dentistry

How to get rid of bad breath

About 1 in 4 people worldwide experience bad breath, according to the Cleveland Clinic—but that doesn't mean you're stuck with it.

Health

PFAS: What you need to know

PFAS are potentially harmful chemicals that can be found in common, everyday products and most drinking water. They are known as "forever chemicals" because they do not break down over time, and health leaders across the ...

Surgery

Flexible surgical needle offers enhanced precision

Engineers from EPFL and the University of Strasbourg have developed an innovative surgical needle whose trajectory can be corrected on the fly, thanks to a flexible tip controlled with a simple button. Intended for use in ...

Health

Alternatives to plastic straws: Which materials are suitable?

Drinking straws are single use plastic products which will be subjected to a Europe-wide sales ban from 2021 onwards. This is stated in EU Directive 2019/904 from 5 June 2019. Consequently, alternative materials have to be ...

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