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Polish product nominated for a prestigious award!

polish portable medical ventilator product

Polish product nominated for a prestigious award!

Polish product nominated for a prestigious award!   An inexpensive, portable medical ventilator called Breath, has been nominated for the A'Design Award in a special "War on Virus" category, being the only Poland-based project to receive a nomination. Mudita, known so far for its work on the first Polish minimalist phone, decided to support the health service during the difficult time of fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. In cooperation with transplantologist Dr. Michał Wszoła, Dr. Dominik Drobiński (an anesthesiologist working at the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration in Warsaw) and other doctors and medical staff...

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COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk

COVID-19 sleep apnoea

COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk

COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk   Relationship between obstructive sleep apnoea and poorer outcomes from COVID-19 identified in systematic review of studies by University of Warwick Researchers advise that people with obstructive sleep apnoea should take the necessary precautions to reduce their exposure and follow their treatment plan diligently 5 million people in the UK currently diagnosed with the condition, but up to 85% of people could be undiagnosed Researchers call for better recording and more data on the condition   People who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea could be at increased risk...

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Report from the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing

Human Germline Genome Editing International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing

Report from the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing

Report from the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing  Hear from the co-chairs and commissioners of the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing as they launch their report defining a responsible pathway for the clinical use of heritable human genome editing, should a decision be made by any nation to permit its use. The Commission was formed in the aftermath of the 2018 International Summit on Human Genome Editing held in Hong Kong, where a researcher from China announced that twins had been born following editing he had performed on...

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Gender inequalities in the labour market may affect the incidence of COVID-19

COVID-19 Gender inequalities labour market

Gender inequalities in the labour market may affect the incidence of COVID-19

Gender inequalities in the labour market may affect the incidence of COVID-19 The Government of Catalonia has endorsed a UOC research project to analyse the impact of the pandemic with regard to gender and social inequalitiesThe Gender and ICT research group plans to analyse healthcare and socio-economic data to get a picture of the social impact of the disease in Catalonia Government of Catalonia figures show that, although the employment rate for women (50.4%) is nine percentage points lower than that for men, fields of employment could act as a factor that determines the impact of the coronavirus according to gender....

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Study confirms the importance of informal learning in hospitals

Hospital informal learning

Study confirms the importance of informal learning in hospitals

Study confirms the importance of informal learning in hospitals Research reveals that informal knowledge exchanges are key in complex settings such as healthcare, as demonstrated by the COVID-19 crisisThe researchers confirm that equality among employees promotes learning The coronavirus crisis has shaken the structure of the Spanish healthcare system, leaving staff backed into a corner in their fight to beat the infection. However, doctors, nurses and other hospital and healthcare workers around the country have managed to acquire essential knowledge and adapt to these extraordinary circumstances in a matter of days. Plus, they've done it without attending courses or conferences;...

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