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More Brits watched news, moves, and TV over lockdown

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The FINANCIAL -- How has COVID-19 affected the digital, media and content sector? A new YouGov webinar revealed some substantial growth in smart home devices between the second half of 2017 and the first half of 2020: over the course of this period, uptake more than doubled to reach 34% - a third of all UK households,…

LG introduces battery-powered air purifier face mask

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LG today announced that they will give new meaning to clean, personal air with the introduction PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier at IFA 2020. It features Dual Fans and includes a Respiratory Sensor. Air Purifier’s availability in select markets is set for the fourth quarter of the year. This air purifier features two replaceable H13 HEPA…

Coronavirus hit famous French nudist resort

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The FINANCIAL — Coronavirus cases continue to rise in France. French regional health authorities on Sunday said that there has been a “very worrying” outbreak of coronavirus. More than 100 nudists have tested positive for the COVID-19 after staying at or visiting the world’s largest nudist resort – Cap d’Agde. Also, the wearing of masks in…

Lockdown Lettuces: Examining the potential of home food growing

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Can growing food at home help households to be more resilient to future lockdowns by ensuring access to healthy foods? How much can we grow at home and does this have benefits for our health and wellbeing?…

Nepal lockdown halved health facility births and increased stillbirths and newborn deaths

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The FINANCIAL -- COVID-19 response has resulted in major reductions in health facility births in Nepal and widened inequalities, with significantly increased institutional stillbirth and neonatal mortality, according to a new study in the Lancet Global Health.…

Blanket approach to increasing compliance with social distancing unhelpful

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The FINANCIAL – A one-size-fits-all approach to encouraging more compliance with social distancing rules, instead of targeting sub-groups, can be ineffective and may even lead to less compliance, a new working paper from LSE has found.…

Impact of Covid-19 on Amazon Sellers

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The current pandemic has greatly impacted the entire world and will certainly be the most significant factor that shapes people’s lives when history looks back at the year 2020. Amazon has managed to play a very prominent role in pandemic retail and have a profound impact on the way that people have been coping with…

Obesity might be an issue for COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

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The FINANCIAL — Obesity makes it more difficult to vaccinate adults against influenza. Will this be the case for COVID-19 too? Evidence that obese people have a blunted response to common vaccines was first observed in 1985. Moreover, having obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above, increases your risk of severe illness…

Coronavirus patients report hair loss after recovering

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A growing number of recovered coronavirus patients report hair loss. A Study Conducted by Dr. Natalie Lambert and Survivor Corps shows that 27% of patients recovering from COVID-19 reported hair loss as one of the lingering problems in a survey of more than 1,500 people. While CDC only identified 17 COVID-19 symptoms, survey found 98 possible symptoms.…

FDA recalled more than 75 toxic hand sanitizers

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The FDA increased the list of toxic hand sanitizers. Earlier this month, FDA has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested. FDA…

Synairgen shares rise over 450% as COVID-19 drug has huge potential

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The FINANCIAL — Synairgen plc, the respiratory drug discovery and development company which originated from research at the University of Southampton, is pleased to announce positive results from its clinical trial of SNG001, its wholly-owned inhaled formulation of interferon beta, in hospitalised COVID-19 patients. Researchers have announced the results of an initial trial which found the odds…

Flourishing or apathetic? A study about the impact of lockdown on wellbeing in France and the UK

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 The FINANCIAL -- Characteristics that meant you thrived or withered in lockdown have been identified in new research by emlyon business school.…

Face shields became popular, but can they protect us from coronavirus?

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The FINANCIAL — Over the past few months, wearing face masks has indeed become a daily routine. Concerned citizens scramble to find ways to protect themselves from the spreading of coronavirus. Can face shields be used instead of face masks? Experts are divided if they protect against coronavirus or not. There are more than a few benefits…

FDA warns about toxic hand sanitizers

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The FINANCIAL — FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through…

WHO included aerosol transmission in a new coronavirus FAQ

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The FINANCIAL — WHO published a new version of its list of frequently asked questions about COVID-19. It’s the first time the WHO has acknowledged the virus can travel in the air and linger longer than previously thought. Aerosol transmission involves secretions in particles much smaller than those released when a person coughs or sneezes. These particles are…