California COVID-19 iPhone contact tracing app launches to provide exposure notifications

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Following a pilot program last month, the state has now rolled out the application. The California COVID-19 iPhone contact tracing app was launched last week. This followed a pilot of the application last month, almost six months after Google and Apple first made the Android and iPhone feature available. The state is aiming to use the app to help its 40 million residents to remain safer during the pandemic. Many other US states – and a number of countries worldwide, for that matter – have been using the technology in…

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How Do You Know If You Have an Uneven Jaw? Most Common Symptoms

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A crooked jaw can be caused by any number of things that may require treatment (you can read more about TMJ at Lindenbrook Dental Care in Flint). However, unless the misalignment is notable enough to induce pain, most people wouldn’t consider it an issue. Still, when the bones, tendons, and muscles that make up the jaw are seriously out of sync with each other, the symptoms can range from mild to severe. Having an uneven jaw bone can cause pain around the jaw joint and temple, even stretching toward the…

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Vaccination QR codes could be issued to UK residents who get the shot

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The quick response codes could help to let businesses know who has had the COVID vaccine. Among many strategies considered in the United Kingdom includes vaccination QR codes. These would make it possible for people who one day get the COVID-19 vaccine to be able to display a barcode to prove it. The idea is to show proof of vaccine receipt for people who want to attend public events again. At the moment, the vaccination QR codes are nothing more than one of a large number of ideas that have…

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Virtual reality for pain can be helpful in inpatient settings

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A recent review of VR studies shows that the technology offers substantial painkilling benefits. A recent meta analysis of studies examining virtual reality for pain has shown that VR can be helpful in painkilling. This was the case in 12 of the 18 studies that were examined in the analysis. The review focused on VR technology when used in inpatient settings for help in acute pain relief. The review of studies determined that virtual reality for pain that was acute and in which the treatment was combined with late sedation…

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Governor Cuomo announces new Covid Alert NY app for contact tracing

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New Yorkers using it will be alerted if they’ve been exposed to someone who tested positive. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of the Covid Alert NY smartphone app. It was developed to alert state residents if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to the virus. The free application notifies users if they have been within six feet of an infected person for over 10 minutes. Cuomo described the Covid Alert NY app by saying that “It’s using technology on a level it’s…

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