Monitoring online posts by consumers could help improve food safety

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An estimated 48 million cases of foodborne illness are contracted in the United States every year, causing about 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In some instances, the source is well known, such as a batch of tainted ground beef that infected 209 people […]

Low cost chlorine dispensing device improves tap water safety in low-resource regions

IMAGE: The chlorine treatment device requires little maintenance and no change in collection of water from the tap view more  Credit: Amy Pickering MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (January 14, 2021) – A team of researchers led by engineers at Tufts University’s School of Engineering and Stanford University’s Program on Water, Health and Development have developed a novel and inexpensive […]

Imaging of ballistic wounds, bullet composition and implications for MRI safety

IMAGE: Scout (A), T1-weighted spin-echo (SE) (B), T2-weighted SE (C), T2-weighted gradient-recalled echo (GRE) (TR/TE, 500/10; D), and T2-weighted GRE (TR/TE, 700/30; E) MR images show jacket hollow point .45 automatic… view more  Credit: American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) Leesburg, VA, December 29, 2020–According to an article in ARRS’ American Journal […]

Study: in social media safety messages, the pictures should match the words

IMAGE: Researchers found that parents understood safety messaging better when the picture showed the desired behavior, such as a baby in a bumper-free crib. view more  Credit: The Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio — When using social media to nudge people toward safe and healthy behaviors, it’s critical to make sure the words match the pictures, […]

Imaging of ballistic wounds, bullet composition and implications for MRI safety — ScienceDaily

According to an article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), because patients with ballistic embedded fragments are frequently denied MRI (due to indeterminate bullet composition sans shell casings), radiography and CT can be used to identify nonferromagnetic projectiles that are safe for MRI. “Commercially available handgun and shotgun ammunition representing projectiles commonly encountered in […]

Study shows minimal impact of APPs on ED productivity, flow, safety, patient experience

IMAGE: US national emergency medicine group: 13,024,216 visits, 105,863 emergency department days, 94 general emergency departments, and 19 states. view more  Credit: KIRSTY CHALLEN, B.SC., MBCHB, MRES, PH.D., LANCASHIRE TEACHING HOSPITALS, UNITED KINGDOM DES PLAINES, IL — Advanced practice providers (APPs) have lower productivity compared with emergency department physicians, seeing fewer and less complex patients and […]

Keyhole wasps may threaten aviation safety

IMAGE: Pachodynerus nasidens on 3D-printed De Haviland Dash-8 pitot probe view more  Credit: House et al (2020) PLOS ONE, CC BY Over a period of 39 months, invasive keyhole wasps (Pachodynerus nasidens) at the Brisbane Airport were responsible for 93 instances of fully blocked replica pitot probes – vital instruments that measure airspeed — according to […]

Speed of COVID vaccines did not compromise safety or scientific integrity, Fauci says

Moderna and Pfizer both recently announced that their coronavirus vaccines were around 95% effective in preventing COVID-19. Just one year ago, not a single person knew that the novel coronavirus existed.  This incredible speed in vaccine development is unprecedented. But it did not compromise the safety of the vaccine or the scientific integrity of the […]

Paper addresses fieldwork safety for minority scientists

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Scientists and graduate students with minority identities who conduct fieldwork report being stalked, followed, sexually assaulted, harassed, threatened, having guns pulled on them and police called on them. These issues threaten minority-identity researchers’ physical health and safety during fieldwork, while also affecting their mental health, productivity and professional development. A paper […]

Doubts about safety of Flint’s water 6 years after crisis

Flint water activist Claire McClinton shown near City Hall says the water problem is still not fixed Authorities say Flint’s water meets federal safety guidelines, outperforming comparable cities. Residents remain unconvinced. On a Tuesday morning this month, blocks and blocks of cars waited near a church in the eastern part of the Midewestern city to […]