Category Archives: Health

How COVID-19 affects household food security

A new study published on the bioRxiv* preprint server investigates changes in household food insecurity throughout the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. To do this, researchers followed a cohort of Vermonters and examined the socio-demographic characteristics correlated with increased odds of experiencing food insecurity.

Bio-Rad introduces CFX Opus Dx real-time PCR detection systems for IVD use

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of the CFX™ Opus 96 Dx System and the CFX™ Opus 384 Dx System, real-time PCR detection systems that have been listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for IVD testing and that meet the CE-IVD requirement for IVD use in Europe.

COVID lockdowns affect preschoolers’ eating, activity and sleep routines, parents say

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic brought in its wake a slew of restrictions on leaving the house, social interactions and educational or business opportunities. For very young children growing up under these conditions, the change is marked. A new study from the UK reports the effect of these changes in the typical pattern of life on preschool children.