This Common LinkedIn Mistake Could Be Fatal to Your Brand. Do This Instead

LinkedIn is a pretty great tool for building out your professional network. Every day, millions of people connect, find jobs, and even discover new customers. Unlike other social media platforms, LinkedIn is more focused on professional relationships, and as such, it avoids many of the pitfalls of Facebook and Twitter.

If you use LinkedIn well, it can be a fantastic resource for finding your next job or landing a new customer. The problem is, many people aren’t using it well. Quite to the contrary, many people use LinkedIn in a way that probably hurts them more than they think.

The problem is that LinkedIn helps you find people who might be in the same network based not only on their personal connections, but based on their work history, job roles, and even skills. That’s great, but if you’re prospecting on LinkedIn based on that information, you still have to do

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New study explains important cause of fatal influenza — ScienceDaily

It is largely unknown why influenza infections lead to an increased risk of bacterial pneumonia. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now described important findings leading to so-called superinfections, which claim many lives around the world every year. The study is published in the journal PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and can also contribute to research on COVID-19.

The Spanish Flu was an influenza pandemic that swept across the world in 1918-20 and unlike many other pandemics disproportionately hit young otherwise healthy adults. One important reason for this was so-called superinfections caused by bacteria, in particular pneumococci.

Influenza is caused by a virus, but the most common cause of death is secondary bacterial pneumonia rather than the influenza virus per se. Pneumococcal infections are the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia and a leading global cause of death. A prior influenza virus infection sensitizes

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Altered ‘coat’ disguises fatal brain virus from neutralizing antibodies — ScienceDaily

A genetic modification in the ‘coat’ of a brain infection-causing virus may allow it to escape antibodies, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They say testing people for this and other viral mutations may help identify patients at risk for developing a fatal brain disease.

Dr. Aron Lukacher, professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the College of Medicine, and Susan Hafenstein, professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at the College of Medicine and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State Eberly College of Science, co-led a research team that used high-resolution microscopy to study the capsid, or outer shell of mouse polyomavirus (MuPyV). This virus is a genetic model of JC polyomavirus (JCPyV), which is present and harmless in most people and can cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a brain disease, in people taking immunosuppressive therapies.

Genetic mutations in the

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New technology to diagnose fatal disease in preemies granted FDA’s Breakthrough Device Designation

A technology to diagnose a potentially fatal disease in premature infants invented by Sunyoung Kim, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has been granted a Breakthrough Device Designation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The noninvasive diagnostic biomarker, NECDetect, more accurately diagnoses necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

According to the FDA, the Breakthrough Devices Program is a voluntary program for certain medical devices and device-led combination products that provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases or conditions.

The goal of the Breakthrough Devices Program is to provide patients and health care providers with timely access to these medical devices by speeding up their development, assessment, and review, while preserving the statutory standards for premarket approval, 510(k) clearance, and De Novo marketing authorization, consistent with the Agency’s mission to

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Police release 911 calls, body camera video in fatal shooting of Walter Wallace

Body camera video released Wednesday by Philadelphia police shows the moments leading to the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. and its emotional aftermath.



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Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was shot Oct. 26 after officers responded to a call about a man armed with a knife, police said at the time. Wallace’s family has previously said that he struggled with mental health issues, including bipolar disorder, and that they called 911 to request an ambulance in the hopes he would receive medical intervention.

City officials held a news conference Wednesday ahead of the release of body camera video and 911 call audio, warning that it was disturbing and that the family had been consulted prior to its release.

“The video footage contains graphic and violent images, and may be intense and traumatic for some to watch,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said. “But greater transparency…is necessary in

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Philadelphia police release 911 calls, body camera video in fatal shooting of Walter Wallace

Body camera video released Wednesday by Philadelphia police shows the moments leading to the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. and its emotional aftermath.

Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was shot Oct. 26 after officers responded to a call about a man armed with a knife, police said at the time. Wallace’s family has previously said that he struggled with mental health issues, including bipolar disorder, and that they called 911 to request an ambulance in the hopes he would receive medical intervention.

City officials held a news conference Wednesday ahead of the release of body camera video and 911 call audio, warning that it was disturbing and that the family had been consulted prior to its release.

“The video footage contains graphic and violent images, and may be intense and traumatic for some to watch,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said. “But greater transparency…is necessary in making meaningful changes in our

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Body and dash camera video released in Illinois police fatal shooting of Black man

Body camera footage released by Waukegan, Illinois, police shows the moments before the police shooting that killed a Black man and wounded a woman last week.

Police released footage Wednesday of the fatal October 20 encounter that wounded Tafara Williams and killed her boyfriend, 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. The shooting occurred just before midnight after an officer “was investigating an occupied vehicle,” and the car fled, police said in a news release last week.

Williams said in a news conference from her hospital bed Tuesday that she and Stinnette were sitting in their parked car to smoke shortly after putting their baby to bed when the officer pulled up behind them. The 20-year-old woman said she turned on the car’s cabin lights so the officer could see that she had “no weapons” and “wasn’t doing anything illegal.”

“Then he started harassing Marcellis, he stood near the car with his left hand

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Four D.C. cops on leave after Black moped driver’s fatal crash

Washington, D.C., police on Thursday released body camera footage showing the death of a Black moped driver who was fatally struck by a car during a police chase last week after his death sparked protests and violence in the city. Mayor Muriel Bowser said four of the officers involved in the pursuit of 20-year-old Karon Hylton have been placed on leave, according to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV.



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The footage, captured by the body camera of a Metropolitan Police Department officer riding in the passenger seat of a police vehicle, shows the officers pursuing Hylton as he rides away. The chase continues for nearly two minutes, with the officers frequently flashing their lights. As Hylton exits an alley on the moped, the footage shows him colliding with a non-police vehicle and falling to the ground. 

The video does not appear to show any collisions prior to Hylton’s fatal crash,

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Four officers placed on leave as D.C. police release body camera footage of Black moped driver’s fatal crash

Washington, D.C., police on Thursday released body camera footage showing the death of a Black moped driver who was fatally struck by a car during a police chase last week after his death sparked protests and violence in the city. Mayor Muriel Bowser said four of the officers involved in the pursuit of 20-year-old Karon Hylton have been placed on leave, according to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV.

The footage, captured by the body camera of a Metropolitan Police Department officer riding in the passenger seat of a police vehicle, shows the officers pursuing Hylton as he rides away. The chase continues for nearly two minutes, with the officers frequently flashing their lights. As Hylton exits an alley on the moped, the footage shows him colliding with a non-police vehicle and falling to the ground. 

The video does not appear to show any collisions prior to Hylton’s fatal crash, despite earlier claims

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Walter Wallace Jr.’s family has reviewed body camera footage of his fatal shooting by Philadelphia police

The family of Walter Wallace Jr., the Black man fatally shot by Philadelphia police this week, has reviewed all available police body camera footage and listened to available 911 audio recordings related to the incident, a source close to the family said Thursday.



a view of a city at night: PHILADELPHIA, USA - OCTOBER 28: A drone photo shows a view from West Philadelphia, United States on October 28, 2020 after curfew comes in effect for the city, on the third night of protesting and unrest after the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by police. Mayor Jim Kenney announced a nighttime curfew on October 28 following two nights of unrest over the latest police killing of a Black man whose family said suffered from mental health issues. Thousands of people have taken to Philadelphia's streets, with looting and violence breaking out, since police on Monday shot dead 27-year-old Walter Wallace, who Philadelphia police officers claimed was armed with a knife. (Photo by Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


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PHILADELPHIA, USA – OCTOBER 28: A drone photo shows a view from West Philadelphia, United States on October 28, 2020 after curfew comes in effect for the city, on the third night of protesting and unrest after the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by police. Mayor Jim Kenney announced a nighttime curfew on October 28 following two nights of unrest over the latest police killing of a Black man whose family said suffered from mental health issues. Thousands of people have taken to Philadelphia’s streets, with looting and violence breaking out, since police on Monday shot dead 27-year-old Walter Wallace,

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