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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

North Brazil risks new 'catastrophic' Covid wave: WHO

Brazil's Amazonas state could soon see surging COVID-19 case numbers surpass the "catastrophic" wave it suffered near the start of the pandemic last April, the WHO warned on Friday.

Cardiology

Pandemic 'leads to slump in heart disease tests'

Procedures to diagnose and treat heart disease fell by almost two-thirds in spring 2020 compared to 2019, a study suggested Friday, in the latest sign of the coronavirus pandemic's effect on broader healthcare systems.

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