Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One in three Americans had COVID-19 by the end of 2020

A new study published in the journal Nature estimates that 103 million Americans, or 31 percent of the U.S. population, had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 by the end of 2020. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: One in three Americans contracted COVID-19 in 2020

A new study published in the journal Nature estimates that 103 million Americans, or 31 percent of the U.S. population, had been infected with COVID-19 by the end of 2020. Columbia University researchers modeled the spread ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Deaths from Alzheimer's far more common in rural America

(HealthDay)—Death rates from Alzheimer's disease are particularly high in the rural United States, a preliminary study finds, highlighting a need for health care resources in traditionally under-served areas.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria and dengue predicted to affect billions more people

An estimated 8.4 billion people could be at risk from malaria and dengue by the end of the century if emissions keep rising at current levels, according to a new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health.

Oncology & Cancer

Women's cancer screenings plummeted during pandemic

(HealthDay)—Breast and cervical cancer screenings dropped sharply among low-income minority women during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus infections surging in Africa's vulnerable rural areas

For Pelagia Bvukura, who lives in a rural part of north-central Zimbabwe, COVID-19 had always been a "city disease," affecting those in the capital, Harare, or other, distant big towns.

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