Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy sees second successive drop in virus deaths

Italy reported a second successive drop in daily deaths and infections from a coronavirus that has nevertheless claimed more than 6,000 lives in a month.

Health

Lower birth rates for young women tied to economy

The economy may well be the best form of birth control. U.S. births dropped for the third straight year - especially for young mothers - and experts think money worries are the reason.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil coronavirus cases pass five million

Brazil surpassed five million coronavirus infections on Wednesday and is approaching 150,000 deaths from the disease, amid optimism the virus is slowing in the hard-hit South American country.

Overweight & Obesity

Why is Europe so fat? Questions and Answers

World Health Organization research published Wednesday contends that Europe is getting fatter every year, and heading for an obesity crisis.

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