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Friday, 18 June 2021

U.S. working to deliver vaccines to Taiwan in short order

FILE PHOTO: Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior State Department official said on Thursday that the United States was working with Taiwanese regulators and expects COVID-19 vaccines to be…

How to stay connected with your colleagues while working from home

Has working from home left you feeling lonely and isolated? You’re not alone. This Loneliness Awareness Week, here’s how to re-establish a sense of connection with your colleagues. It’s no secret that working from home can sometimes feel a little lonely. Sure, you might have a partner, housemates or family…

Smart diagnostics: AI tech can hear COVID in a cough

A major advance in detecting COVID-19 from the way people cough could pave the way to a new generation of diagnostic mobile phone apps. New research by computer scientists at RMIT University, Australia, reveals an AI model that can hear the effects of COVID in the sound of a forced…

Commercial video games could help treat mental illness

Popular video games have the potential to provide low-cost, easy access, effective and stigma-free support for some mental health issues, researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, have found. The team at Lero said video games could be used where conventional therapies are not available because…

Serious problems with privacy found in health-related mobile applications

An in-depth analysis of more than 20,000 health related mobile applications (mHealth apps) published by The BMJ today finds “serious problems with privacy and inconsistent privacy practices.” The researchers say the collection of personal user information is “a pervasive practice” and that patients “should be informed on the privacy practices…

Japan aims to introduce vaccine passports by late July -govt spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s new Chief of Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato announces new cabinet members at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonTOKYO (Reuters) – Japan aims to introduce vaccine passports by around late July, the country’s top government spokesman said on Thursday. “We want to start…

Study finds ‘serious problems with privacy’ in mobile health apps

An in-depth analysis of more than 20,000 health related mobile applications (mHealth apps) published by The BMJ today finds “serious problems with privacy and inconsistent privacy practices.” The researchers say the collection of personal user information is “a pervasive practice” and that patients “should be informed on the privacy practices…