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UK researchers test dogs’ ability to sniff out COVID-19

05 May, 2020 5:57 pm 5:57 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Dogs’ ability to sniff out whether people are infected with COVID-19 will be put to the test by British researchers, in a bid to develop a fast, non-invasive means of detecting the disease. Britain’s government said on Saturday it had given 500,000 pounds ($606,000) towards the research, which will be conducted by … Read More

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Researchers double US COVID-19 death forecast, citing eased restrictions

05 May, 2020 8:30 am 8:30 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A newly revised coronavirus mortality model predicts nearly 135,000 Americans will die from COVID-19 by early August, almost double previous projections, as social-distancing measures for quelling the pandemic are increasingly relaxed, researchers said on Monday. The ominous new forecast from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) … Read More

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Google asks users about symptoms to forecast spread of coronavirus

03 March, 2020 8:35 am 8:35 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) –  Google said  that over the last three days it had surveyed some users about their health at the request of Carnegie Mellon University researchers aiming to forecast the spread of coronavirus infections. Google’s Opinion Rewards app, which exchanges responses to surveys from Google and its clients for app store credit, queried … Read More

Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer

09 September, 2019 8:45 pm 8:45 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday. Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said they showed evidence … Read More


Apple offers researchers record reward for tracing iPhone security flaws

08 August, 2019 4:26 am 4:26 am

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Apple Inc, the leading tech company, is offering cyber security researchers up to $1 million (£823,694) to detect flaws in iPhones, the largest reward offered by a company to defend against hackers. The offers comes at a time of rising concern about governments breaking into the mobile devices of dissidents, journalists … Read More

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Insomnia common among cancer patients

04 April, 2019 11:26 am 11:26 am

BERLIN (Reuters ) – Roughly half of patients with cancer have symptoms of insomnia, and many may have sleep problems that linger for at least a year, a small study suggests. Up to 10 percent of adults in the developed world suffer from chronic insomnia, and cancer patients are particularly prone to it, researchers note … Read More

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Researchers find 540 million Facebook user records on exposed servers

04 April, 2019 10:02 am 10:02 am

LONDON – Security researchers have found hundreds of millions of Facebook user records sitting on an inadvertently public storage server, reported the foreign media. The two batches of user records were collected and exposed from two third-party companies, according to researchers at security firm UpGuard, who found the data. In the researchers’ write-up, Mexico-based digital … Read More

Australian researchers lay bare bloody history of colonial massacres

07 July, 2018 9:50 am 9:50 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of aborigines are estimated to have been murdered in 500 massacres across Australia from European settlement in 1788 until the mid-20th century, researchers said on Friday, as the country continues to struggle with its bloody colonial past. Historians from the University of Newcastle said they had drawn on settler diaries, contemporary … Read More