New small sensor can detect flu and COVID, Fad diets can be bad for the heart

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The nutrition information on a box of cereal
This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo shows the nutrition facts label on the side of a cereal box in Washington. (J. David Ake/AP Photo)

Researchers in Texas are developing a sensor that can be placed on the skin to detect influenza and COVID-19 in 30 minutes or less. Then, a nutritionist delves examines the effect of fad diets on the human heart.

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  • New infection sensor detects COVID-19 and the flu

    Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are developing an infection sensor that detects the presence of COVID and influenza simultaneously. We explore the future of nanomaterials in testing.

  • What diets are good for your heart?

    Paleo, Keto and Atkins diets have become popular in recent years, but a recent study commissioned by the American Heart Association found that many of them are bad for your heart. We talk with one of the nutritionists behind the study to pick through the facts and fads.

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  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
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