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New comparative performance data published for authorized COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests – News-Medical.Net

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published comparative performance data for some authorized COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests.

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Diet drinks linked to heart issues, study finds. Here’s what to do – KSL.com

If your heart goes pitter-patter for diet beverages, it may not be due to love.

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NEW YORK (CNN) If your heart goes pitter-patter for diet beverages, it may not be due to love.
Artificially sweetened beverages, a new study has found, may be just as bad for your heart as the sugar-laden kind.
“Our study suggests artificially sweetened beverages may not be a healthy substitute for sugar drinks, and these data provide additional arguments to fuel the current debate on taxes, labeling and regulation of sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages,” said lead author Eloi Chazelas,…

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The latest on the coronavirus pandemic: Live updates – cnn.com

The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.

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Experts are giving mixed messages about the Covid-19 risks of air travel as Americans consider their Thanksgiving holiday plans.  
A Harvard University study released Tuesday modeled the airflow in airliners and say the specialized onboard ventilation systems filter out 99% of airborne viruses. 
The team of scientists concluded that a layered approach, with ventilation gate-to-gate, reduces the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission onboard aircraft below that of other routine activities during the pandemic,…

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Maine sees increase of more than 50 COVID-19 cases for 3rd consecutive day – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase of 57 coronavirus cases on Tuesday and no new deaths.

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AUGUSTA, Maine —The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase of 57 coronavirus cases on Tuesday and no new deaths.
The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 146.
The 57 additional cases bring the total in Maine since the outbreak began to 6,311.
It was the third consecutive day Maine saw a net increase of more than 50 coronavirus cases.
Maine’s current 7-day average of 49.4 new daily cases is approaching the peak of 52.6 set in late May.
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