Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil facing 200,000 virus deaths by October: expert

With Brazil poised to register 100,000 coronavirus deaths, AFP spoke to medical statistician Domingos Alves about what went wrong in the giant South American country and where its outbreak is headed.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Another 3,000 COVID-19 deaths likely in Sweden: health agency

Swedish health officials said Tuesday that another 3,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus were likely in the country, known for its controversial softer approach to curbing the spread and much higher death toll than its ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nonpharmaceutical interventions slow COVID-19 growth

(HealthDay)—Nonpharmaceutical interventions have been beneficial for slowing COVID-19 growth on a global level and within Europe, according to two studies published online June 8 in Nature.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US virus deaths may top 80,000 despite confinement: study

COVID-19 could lead to more than 80,000 deaths in the US and overwhelm hospital capacity nationally as soon as early April even if social distancing measures are respected, new research showed Thursday.

Cardiology

Study looks at changes in outcomes for coronary revascularization

The most common type of heart disease—coronary artery disease—affects 6.7% of adults and accounts for 20% of 2 in 10 deaths of adults under age 65. The condition builds over time as inflammation and cholesterol-containing ...

Surgery

Surgery patients are getting older every year

A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) analysis reveals that people undergoing surgery in England are getting older at a faster rate than the general population.

Health

China, India boost global booze binge: study

The world consumed ten percent more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India, researchers said Wednesday.

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