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FDA warns popular dental filling could cause health problems for some patients

FDA warns popular dental filling could cause health problems for some patients

The US Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday that silver dental fillings, known as dental amalgam, may cause health problems for some high-risk groups. The updated FDA guidance said the filling material could lead to health issues for those with a hypersensitivity to mercury. Dental amalgam fillings are a mixture of silver, tin, copper and…MORE

Countries should meet these five criteria before easing lockdowns, study says. Many aren’t even close

Countries should meet these five criteria before easing lockdowns, study says. Many aren’t even close

Countries should not ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions until they meet five criteria — and many nations are not even close, according to a new analysis published in The Lancet medical journal. The research, published Thursday, said that the prerequisites for easing Covid-19 measures are: knowledge of infection status, community engagement, adequate public health capacity, adequate…MORE

By August, 1 in 5 Covid-19 cases was someone in their 20s

By August, 1 in 5 Covid-19 cases was someone in their 20s

The median age of people diagnosed with coronavirus keeps getting lower. In May, the median age of confirmed cases was 46. By July, that number had dropped to 37. By August, 1 out of every 5 confirmed coronavirus cases is a person in their 20s, according to new data published Wednesday by the US Centers…MORE

Students with special needs face virtual learning challenges

Students with special needs face virtual learning challenges

Virtual learning facilitator is a full-time job these days for Alicia Burgstahler. The Philadelphia woman, 39, is mother to two children, a 16-year-old son named Jaydon Scott and a 12-year-old daughter named Oliviah Scott. Both kids are sheltering in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both kids are in public school full time, online. Both…MORE

UK mulling vaccine trials that deliberately expose volunteers to Covid-19

UK mulling vaccine trials that deliberately expose volunteers to Covid-19

The British government is exploring the possibility of clinical trials in which volunteers are deliberately exposed to coronavirus to test the effectiveness of vaccine candidates, the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) revealed Wednesday in a statement. “We are working with partners to understand how we might collaborate on the potential development…MORE

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