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Pandemics can greatly increase morbidity and mortality and can cause significant economic, social, and political disruption. To mitigate the impact of pandemics in the future, we need to learn from the past. Past pandemics have taught doctors and ordinary people lessons about public health such as the importance of face masks, quarantining, and contact tracing. Here is an overview of some of the most significant pandemics of the past and what we can learn from them.
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Though nearly every industry has been impacted by supply-chain issues, the medical device industry has faced particularly difficult challenges. Supply chain problems for the medical industry are extremely high-stakes, especially in the early days of the pandemic.
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The healthcare industry is transitioning toward using more disposable products. These supplies tend to be more convenient and safer than reusable products. However, this is causing a medical waste issue. Bio-based products can help.
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Screening tests have a wide variety of purposes in medicine, agriculture, the food industry, and other areas. Here is a look at some of the most common types of screening tests, how they work, and why they are important.
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Screening tests are conducted to monitor a person’s health, even when the person may not feel sick. Screening tests can be used to detect diseases early, before any observable symptoms develop. This can save lives and healthcare costs.
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The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of testing for infectious diseases, both for individual people’s health and for public health. When working to mitigate the impact of an infectious disease, it is important to test large numbers of people. However, this can take a significant amount of time and resources. Sample pooling and at-home testing can help. Read on to learn more about these testing methods.
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Ordinarily, infectious diseases account for only a small percentage of overall global deaths. However, if infectious disease cases are not properly monitored, they can become dangerous and can wreak havoc on health systems and economies. For this reason, disease detection is extremely important.
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Testing for conditions and diseases can be lifesaving. For example, routine screenings for cancer can help doctors catch a problem early and provide patients with potentially life saving care. Additionally, testing for diseases which spread between people, from sexually transmitted diseases to COVID-19, is crucial for public health.
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Over the past year and a half, you may have found yourself with a swab up your nose while getting tested for COVID-19. But did you know that the cotton swab was invented in the 1920s?