Overweight & Obesity

Pandemic shows risk of obesity, and challenge of weight loss

Jennifer Bergin was already obese and pre-diabetic before the pandemic, and learning she also had high blood pressure made her worry about how sick she might get with COVID-19. She began walking three hours a day, eventually ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thousands to get COVID tested after Melbourne stadium alert

Thousands of Australian sports fans were told to self-isolate and get tested for coronavirus Wednesday after an infected spectator attended a match in Melbourne and the city raced to avoid another lockdown.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New reports say COVID-19 deaths have been undercounted

As public health officials around the world reshape policy in reaction to COVID-19, it is clear that those moves need to be based on a more accurate accounting of the pandemic's toll, says Neil Maniar, professor of the practice ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID testing's value shrinks as vaccines beat back virus

Federal health officials' new, more relaxed recommendations on masks have all but eclipsed another major change in guidance from the government: Fully vaccinated Americans can largely skip getting tested for the coronavirus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US: New COVID-19 cases plummet to lowest levels since last June

New coronavirus cases across the United States have tumbled to rates not seen in more than 11 months, sparking optimism that vaccination campaigns are stemming both severe COVID-19 cases and the spread of the virus.

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