Roundup: Genomics biobank built in Africa, UK social care bodies to appoint Caldicott Guardians by 2023 and more briefs

UK HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE TO APPOINT CALDICOTT GUARDIANS The National Data Guardian (NDG) has published guidance under her statutory powers about the appointment, role and responsibilities of Caldicott Guardians in respect of data processing activities. As this guidance is published under the National Data Guardian’s power to issue guidance described within the Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Act 2018, those […]

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Biden Invests $2.1 Billion in Infection Control

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Biden administration today announced an investment of $2.1 billion to improve infection prevention and control for COVID-19 and future infectious diseases — the largest allocation of its kind in the American history. Distribution will begin this October and will go toward improving lab capacity, training […]

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Statins can lower cholesterol – but a study has found another surprising health benefit

Statins: How the drug prevents heart attacks and strokes We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info New research at Stanford University discovered that statins could reduce symptoms […]

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North Africa virus cases plummeting after summer spike

Weeks after a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelmed intensive care units across North Africa with severe oxygen shortages sparking public anger, case numbers are sharply declining. Here is a look at the situation in the four countries of the Maghreb—Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Libya—based on official figures collected by AFP. Tunisia Images of intensive care units overwhelmed with COVID patients […]

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Researchers improve optical tissue clearing method to diagnose cancer

When it comes to cancer, clarity is key. The ability to visualize cancerous tumors and metastatic tissue three-dimensionally (3D) can help clinicians diagnose the precise type and stage of cancer, while also informing the best treatment methods. To obtain an even clearer tissue for imaging, a research team based in Japan has tested the effectiveness of specialized hydrogels. Acting as […]

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Pediatric COVID cases rising in multiple states as students return to the classroom

Fox News Flash top headlines for September 16 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Several states — including Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan — are reporting school-related COVID-19 outbreaks. The Georgia Department of Public Health has reported that 60% of all COVID cases from the last two months occurred in K-12 […]

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