Health

Steve August 10, 2020

MITO, Japan — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million on Tuesday, more than half of them from the U.S., India and Brazil. Health officials believe the actual number is much higher than that tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, given testing limitations and the fact that as many as 40% of […]

Steve August 10, 2020

NEW YORK — Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they succumbed. “It was a […]

Steve August 10, 2020

LONDON — PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world has reached 20 million. That’s according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Health officials believe the actual number is much higher, given testing limitations and the fact that as many as 40% of all those who are infected have […]

Steve August 10, 2020

Published duration1 hour ago image copyrightKeiligh Baker Dating in 2020 is hard enough during a global pandemic – but how do you go about it if you’ve got cancer to contend with too? BBC journalist Keiligh Baker explores the challenges as she sets out to find love. I was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia three […]

Steve August 10, 2020

Aug. 10 (UPI) — Nearly 82% of COVID-19 information posted on news sites, global health organizations and social media platforms between late December and early April were rumors or conspiracy theories, a study published Monday by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene found. Misinformation and efforts to stigmatize victims of the new coronavirus, […]

Steve August 10, 2020

Georgia’s governor says he thinks the reopening of schools has gone “real well” — except for the widely shared photos of students crowded together without masks on By JEFF MARTIN and JEFF AMY Associated Press August 10, 2020, 10:23 PM 4 min read ATLANTA — Georgia’s governor said Monday that the reopening of some of […]

Steve August 10, 2020

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and infection data have become. One of the latest departures came Sunday, […]

Steve August 10, 2020

Residents and visitors in Paris are now required to wear face masks in some outdoor areas of the French capital amid an uptick in reported coronavirus cases By SYLVIE CORBET Associated Press August 10, 2020, 5:49 PM 3 min read PARIS — From the most romantic spots along the Seine to popular shopping streets, residents […]

Steve August 10, 2020

Aug. 10 (UPI) — Thunderstorms are associated with an average of more than 3,000 additional emergency room visits annually among older adults with asthma and COPD in the United States, according to a study published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine. Based on the analysis of weather patterns and health information for Medicare beneficiaries 65 and […]

Steve August 10, 2020

LONDON — WATERLOO, Iowa — The family of a fourth worker who died from the coronavirus during an outbreak at Tyson Foods’ largest pork processing plant is suing the company over his death. The lawsuit says that Isidro Fernandez, of Waterloo, Iowa, died April 26 from complications of COVID-19, leaving behind a wife and children. […]