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Russia reports over 24,000 virus-related deaths in February

Russia’s daily virus deaths match record high

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Russia on Thursday matched its record coronavirus death toll, as the Delta variant and a slowing vaccine drive push up infections. A government tally reported 820 fatalities over the past 24 hours and 21,438 new cases. It previously reported the same death toll in late August. Russia, the fifth worst-hit country …

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Deaths with drugs as contributing factor are rising dramatically

Deaths with drugs as contributing factor are rising dramatically

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain While many people focus on the role of drugs in overdose deaths, a recent study shows that deaths where drugs were a contributing cause are also on the rise. In fact, at the same time deaths from many causes are showing a decline in the United States, the proportion of them …

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40 simple steps to reduce deaths from critical illness

40 simple steps to reduce deaths from critical illness

Carl Otto Schell. Credit: Stina Schell Critical illness results in millions of deaths globally every year, many of which could be avoided with basic, life-saving care. Now, a new study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet outlines a baseline bundle of care interventions that global experts agree should be available for all critically ill patients. …

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Opioid-related deaths increased among less-educated whites following LA County's stay-at-home order

Opioid-related deaths increased among less-educated whites following LA County’s stay-at-home order

Fig. 1. Unadjusted Number of Opioid-Related Deaths in 2019 and 2020. Dotted bars represent the number of opioid-related deaths in that month in 2019. Shaded bars represent the number of opioid-related deaths in that month in 2020. Credit: DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.109028 Many communities were already struggling to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic when the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Guidelines for reducing child deaths from serious illness

Guidelines for reducing child deaths from serious illness

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Placing parents with children suspected of having illnesses such as meningitis nearer to the center of decision-making, simplifying health services, and ensuring children see the same health professionals will help accelerate treatment and reduce deaths. This is according to research published by the University of Northampton (UON), University of Plymouth and …

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Federal data understated COVID-19 cases, deaths in nursing homes

Federal data understated COVID-19 cases, deaths in nursing homes

(HealthDay)—Federal National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data appear to understate total COVID-19 cases and deaths in nursing homes in the United States, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in JAMA Network Open. Karen Shen, Ph.D., from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional study comparing COVID-19 cases and deaths reported …

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Poor sanitation blamed for India's mystery fever deaths

Poor sanitation blamed for India’s mystery fever deaths

Residents of Uttar Pradesh, mainly children, are getting sick of what is being dubbed as a “mystery disease.” Credit: Ajay Tallam (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Children_at_a_rural_school_provided_with_lunch_Uttar_Pradesh_India.jpg), CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en) While authorities in Uttar Pradesh are narrowing down on dengue as the ‘mystery disease’ behind the deaths of more than 50 people, mostly children, in the last fortnight, they …

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Mystery deaths of children blamed on insanitary conditions and poor resources in India

Mystery deaths of children blamed on insanitary conditions and poor resources in India

While authorities in Uttar Pradesh are narrowing down on dengue as the ‘mystery disease’ behind the deaths of more than 50 people, mostly children, in the last fortnight, they are not ruling out scrub typhus or other monsoon-related infections. Navneet Sehgal, additional chief secretary in charge of information, told a press conference in the state …

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Early COVID-19 shutdowns helped St. Louis area avoid thousands of deaths

Early COVID-19 shutdowns helped St. Louis area avoid thousands of deaths

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis estimates the number of deaths that could have occurred had public health orders been delayed for one week, two weeks or four weeks as the pandemic was first taking hold in St. Louis city and St. Louis County. The analysis suggests that, in …

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