Month: July 2020

Coronavirus: Mercedes F1 to make breathing aid

Professor Rebecca Shipley and Professor Mervyn Singer, who helped develop the deviceImage copyright
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CPAP devices are less invasive than a ventilator

A breathing aid that can help keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care has been created in under a week.

University College London engineers worked with clinicians at UCLH and Mercedes Formula One to build the device, which delivers oxygen to the lungs without needing a ventilator.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices are already used in hospitals but are in short supply.

China and Italy used them to help Covid-19 patients.

Forty of the new devices have been delivered to ULCH and to three other

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At college health centers nationwide, students have battled misdiagnoses and inaccessible care

After days of sharp pain shooting up her left abdomen, Rose Wong hobbled from her history class to the student health center at Duke University.

A nurse pressed on the 20-year-old’s belly and told her it felt like gas. Wong questioned the diagnosis but said the nurse dismissed her doubts and sent her to the campus pharmacy to pick up Gas-X that afternoon in February 2019.

The next morning, Wong doubled over in pain, and a roommate drove her to a nearby emergency room in Durham, N.C. In the hospital, doctors discovered her condition was far more serious: Her left

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Over the Moon: Brian Hawkins Launches into NASA | College of Information Science & Technology

When Brian Hawkins, a computer science graduate student, saw an internship posting for working on a general user interface at NASA – he knew he had to go for it. With thousands of opportunities at NASA for the summer, he was confident he stood a fighting chance.

“Honestly, it was a long shot. But I figured I might as well take it and see what comes back from it,” Hawkins says. “I knew I could at least hold a conversation [on the subject.] It seemed like a good fit.”

While it was a bit of a waiting game, his

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U.S. News Releases 2020-21 Best Hospitals Rankings and Special ‘Hospital Heroes’ Series During Historic Year for Health Care

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, today released the 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings. The 31st edition includes special recognition of the herculean efforts being mounted by the nation’s health professionals who have stepped up during COVID-19, often at great personal risk. The U.S. News Hospital Heroes series is a cornerstone of this year’s rankings package, profiling more than 65 health care heroes from across the country, along with commentary from top executives at hospitals who faced the pandemic head on.

“The pandemic has altered, perhaps permanently, how patients

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Bryant & Stratton College offers new electronic technology program at Parma campus

PARMA, Ohio — America’s skilled labor shortage continues to haunt employers who have the jobs, but lack the trained workforce.

In an effort to bridge the gap, Bryant & Stratton College recently announced the introduction of an electronic technology associate degree to be offered at its Parma campus. The new program prepares students for a variety of cutting-edge STEM-related careers.

Bryant & Stratton College Market Director Paul Wehrum said the curriculum addition has been on the radar for two years.

“The most important factor was the need by different employers in this area for individuals who would develop skills in

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