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New radiation vest technology protects astronauts, doctors

New radiation vest technology protects astronauts, doctors

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- NASA is testing a space radiation protection vest aboard the International Space Station that could shield astronauts from deadly solar flares on missions to the moon and Mars. Solar storms with high doses of radiation are among the biggest threats to astronauts on deep space missions. The worst such storms could make space flyers too sick to function and eventually kill them. Advertisement The new vest is designed with flexible polyethylene shapes to fit men or women and protect their most vulnerable organs. "We are trying to see if astronauts can wear it as long as possible, without experiencing pain or discomfort," said Oren Milstein, co-founder and CEO of vest maker StemRad, which is based in Tampa and in Tel Aviv, Israel. "Several astronauts will wear...
Siberians fight the pandemic by giving weary doctors a lift

Siberians fight the pandemic by giving weary doctors a lift

Health
Record-breaking numbers of coronavirus infections are straining Russia's health care system to its limits and doctors across the country have been inundated with demands for house calls for infectious people isolating at homeBy YULIA ALEXEYEVA Associated PressDecember 9, 2020, 10:01 AM• 4 min readIRKUTSK, Russia -- As coronavirus resurged across Russia this fall, one of the most common complaints from people with symptoms who were self-isolating at home was that they had to wait hours or sometimes days before a visiting doctor would arrive to check on them.Record-breaking numbers of confirmed infections have strained the country's health care system to its limits and left doctors all across Russia inundated with demands for house calls for virus patients.“We have already started to choke, ...
AI ‘doctor’s assistant’ among projects given £20m

AI ‘doctor’s assistant’ among projects given £20m

Science
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Trump could be discharged from hospital ‘on Monday’, his doctors say

Trump could be discharged from hospital ‘on Monday’, his doctors say

World
US President Donald Trump could be discharged from hospital as soon as Monday as he continues to recover from coronavirus, his doctors have said.Mr Trump, 74, has been fever-free since Friday and is not complaining of shortness of breath, Dr Sean Conley told reporters outside the Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland on Sunday. He is now on dose two of five of the experimental antiviral drug Remdesivir and is not experiencing any side effects.If things continue to go well, he may be allowed to continue his treatment back at the White House on Monday, his team said. Image: Mr Trump, 74, is pictured in a conference room at the Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday Dr Brian Garibaldi, a pulmonary specialist, added: "If he continues to...
‘Fragile generation’ being hit as Marseille doctors deal with ‘alarming’ second wave

‘Fragile generation’ being hit as Marseille doctors deal with ‘alarming’ second wave

World
Go to any hospital in the southern French city of Marseille and you will see the impact a second wave of COVID-19 is having.Intensive care units are either full or about to reach saturation. More bed capacity is desperately needed but staffing is an issue. Hospitals here have issued an urgent appeal for doctors, nurses and laboratory technicians from across France to come to Marseille to help. Image: The city of Marseille is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 This is the scenario the UK is desperate to avoid.At the Laveran Military Hospital, doctors fear a return to the situation earlier this year when the health service was overwhelmed by the numbers. ...