Preserving workers’ hearing health by improving earplug efficiency

Noise exposure accounts for 22% of worldwide work-related health problems. Excessive noise not only causes hearing loss and tinnitus, but also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. To provide protection, workers normally wear earplugs. However, commonly available earplugs are often uncomfortable, since they don’t fit everyone’s ears equally well. Researchers…

COVID-19 vaccine rollout plagued by protests, failed technology and front-line workers missing out

Should lawmakers get vaccine priority over health care workers? Biden, Harris to receive COVID vaccine Monday; reaction from ‘Media Buzz’ host Howard Kurtz on ‘The Daily Briefing’ It has been more than a week since the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine's much-anticipated shipments arrived at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. While…