Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New virus timeline: California had 2 deaths weeks earlier

Two people with the coronavirus died in California as much as three weeks before the U.S. reported its first death from the disease in late February—a gap that a top health official said Wednesday may have led to delays ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Los Angeles study suggests virus much more widespread

An estimated 320,000 adults in Los Angeles County may have been infected with coronavirus, according to preliminary results of a study that suggests the illness is far more widespread than current testing shows and the death ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country's first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons.

Health

Study shows rising rates of hospitalization in the homeless

Hospitalization rates among homeless adults have increased sharply in recent years, with a very different set of causes from those in non-homeless individuals, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care.

Autism spectrum disorders

Autistic people at greater risk of becoming homeless – new research

Tony had lived on the streets for 45 years, and in recent years had become increasingly physically unwell. Despite this he refused all offers of help, and it became clear to his support workers that he found social engagement ...

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