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Millions of fake N95 masks shipped to multiple states, feds say

Federal officials said Wednesday they have seized some 11 million fake N95 masks, including 1 million earlier today, as part of a federal investigation into the foreign-made knockoffs that have been distributed to hospitals, medical facilities, and beyond in at least five states.  The fake masks closely resemble N95 masks produced by Minnesota-based company 3M. The… Read More »

Google using millions of patients’ data from Ascension for R&D

Dive Brief: Google has been using the personal health information of millions of Americans provided by Ascension, the second largest health system in the country, to develop new healthcare product lines without patient consent. Though the practice is legal under HIPAA, the news, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, sparked outrage over privacy concerns. A… Read More »

New blood test could be used to help millions infected with TB

Protein power The research team set out to create their blood-based test by identifying a signature set of biomarkers in patients’ blood that consistently indicated a high likelihood of ATB, then developing an easily deployable assay that could detect that signature. They first measured the levels of 47 different blood proteins in about 400 samples… Read More »