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Patients Waited For Ambulance

A patient waited 62 hours for an ambulance, while four trusts took more than 24 hours to respond to 999 calls, new figures have shown. The longest delays in the UK were recorded by Welsh Ambulance Service, which kept four patients waiting for more than 50 hours.

A spokesman said the figures were "not typical" and "represent the extreme end of the waiting time spectrum. The Patients Association said they were "extremely concerning". Between June 2017 and June 2018, ambulances from four services took 24 hours to reach patients, including some with breathing and mental health problems.

Syphilis: Early Test All Pregnant Women Says USPSTF

All pregnant women should undergo early screening for syphilis, according to an updated recommendation statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). This newest guidance reaffirms the statement published in 2009 and is an "A" recommendation, which means there is high certainty of a substantial net benefit.

Electron Microscopy Revealed Biological Molecules At Atomic Level

A “world-class” £5 million structural biology center housing a cutting-edge electron microscope has opened in Glasgow. The microscope, which the center said is the first of its kind in Scotland, will be used to image biological molecules at the atomic level.

Scientists said the technology will be used to support research into diseases posing the greatest threat to human and animal health, boosting capabilities in areas such as vaccine development, cancer research, and drug design and discovery.