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AI test screens for COVID-19 26% faster than lateral flow tests

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The FINANCIAL — An Artificial Intelligence (AI) test performed by the bedside in 10 minutes quickly and safely triages patients coming to hospital for COVID-19, a University of Oxford-led study has shown.…

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UK partners with India to deliver a circular plastics economy

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India has become the first Asian country to develop a plastics pact, launching a ground-breaking new initiative to bring together leading businesses at a national level to make commitments for building a circular system for plastics.…

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Is Delta Unstoppable?

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Steep declines in delta variant outbreaks in India and, more recently, the U.K., are likely not due to the nations reaching “herd immunity” or viral behavior, but rather because of shifts in human behavior prompted by mounting cases and deaths, Harvard experts say.…

Finding opportunity in a crisis: Georgia re-emerges as a tourism destination for the Middle East

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When the pandemic first hit, we had no idea what was coming. After all, Georgia had welcomed record numbers of tourists in 2019 – including more than 152,000 from the Middle East alone, a growing market facilitated by new flights and cross-border links. The world was visiting Georgia, more travellers from the Eastern Mediterranean and…

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Asia to spearhead global refinery alkylation capacity additions by 2025, says GlobalData

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GlobalData’s report,  ‘Global Refinery Alkylation Units Outlook to 2025 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Operating and Planned Alkylation Units’, reveals that Asia is likely to witness a total alkylation unit capacity additions of 138 thousand barrels per day (mbd) by 2025. Of this, 29 mbd of capacity would be from…

Sharing vaccines between nations: a mathematical approach

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The FINANCIAL —  New research from the University of Oxford and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, published today in Frontiers in Public Health, uses mathematical modelling to determine the most equitable way to share vaccines between nations.…

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The Essential Tips for Every Future Online Casino Player

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Online casino games offer a fun and exciting way to pass the time and, if you are lucky, even win some money. The online casino gaming industry is booming, as thousands of new players open online casino accounts every day in Denmark and spend thousands on popular games.…

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The Parent Trap

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It’s no secret women are grossly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in higher education. The numbers tell the story: Women made up just 24% of senior, full-time faculty (associate and full professors) in the natural sciences, and only 15% of tenured professorships in engineering as of 2017. The usual explanation holds that these jobs…

International Travel Largely on Hold Despite Uptick in May

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The FINANCIAL — The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the continued imposition of restrictions are…

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Climate change shifting UK’s high-impact weather

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A new study has examined how high-impact weather in the UK, such as extremely hot days, heavy rainfall and very cold conditions, could be affected at different levels of global warming.…

How Social Media is Making Money for Companies and Influencers

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Social media is a massive marketplace for individuals and businesses alike, with billions of users worldwide signed up to sites like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.…

Promising new breast cancer drugs undergo clinical trials

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The FINANCIAL -- The University of Liverpool is to lead two UK clinical trials to test potential new drug treatments for early and advanced types of breast cancer.…

Clinical improvements in population health efforts are key priorities driving health IT investments

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The FINANCIAL -- A new health care leadership survey released on March 3 by Royal Philips reveals that a majority of health systems have already implemented population health management programs as they seek to improve patient outcomes.…

Americans Say E-Cigs Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco Cigs

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The FINANCIAL -- Most U.S. adults favor some type of regulation for e-cigarettes. A majority, 60%, say e-cigarettes should be regulated as much as tobacco cigarettes. An additional 19% say e-cigarettes should be regulated, but not as much as regular cigarettes. Seventeen percent say they should not be regulated at all.…

Police training needed to help respond to people with autism, researchers say

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The FINANCIAL -- A paper co-authored by a researcher from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society has highlighted the need for police to be trained to help them respond appropriately to people on the autism spectrum.…

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