To critics of the new rule, the change is little more than a thinly-veiled retaliation against news outlets for unflattering coverage of the Republican-controlled legislature.
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As Omicron is flying around the world at lightning speed, so it is in Jamaica. The problem with our island, though, is that the vast majority of our population is not vaccinated (close to 80 percent) despite vaccines being widely available (that is, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Sinopharm). According to the Reuters Coronavirus…
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Obama says democracy can’t exist while Republicans ‘are willing to fabricate lies’ about our elections rawstory.comJan 6, 2022 2:20 PM President Barack Obama eulogizing Sen. John McCain at the National Cathedral. Former President Barack Obama issued a statement on Thursday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection by supporters of Donald Trump…
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Lê Vĩnh Tài, the Vietnamese poet and translator, born 1966 in Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak, Vietnam. The retired doctor is still a resident of the Western Highlands, an acclaimed businessman in Buon Ma Thuot. Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works…
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Women vaccinated against COVID-19 transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants, potentially giving their babies passive immunity against the coronavirus, according to University of Massachusetts Amherst research.
Source: Vaccinated women pass COVID-19 antibodies to | EurekAlert!
“Our e-health patches may be employed as part of screening for lifestyle-related diseases such as heart disorders, signs of stress, and sleep apnea,” explains first author Dr. Andreas Petritz, in a statement.
The researchers used what’s known as a ferroelectric substance, which can power itself from normal movement — the piezoelectric effect. This is because the substance contains crystals that can be made to spontaneously have both a positive and negative charge. The researchers applied a strong electric current to a small amount of the material, just one micron thick. The material was very efficient at converting natural motion into small electric voltages, the researchers found.
These currents could either be transformed into signals for medical sensors or used to harvest energy. Multilayer patches could harvest up to 200 millijoules per day from a person’s natural movement if placed on a joint, like knees and elbows, the researchers say. This is enough power to monitor a patient’s cardiovascular parameters several times a day.
Also, because the patches are so thin, they are barely visible, making daily health monitors less invasive and unpleasant. “We expect that our findings will assist in the development of other sheet-type sensor systems that can perform precise bio-monitoring when affixed to the skin surface,” says study senior author Professor Tsuyoshi Sekitani.
The technology could even be monitored via smartphone or computer, the authors say.
Source: New high-tech wearable patch monitors vital signs, never needs charging – Study Finds