Death related to an irregular heartbeat, or atrial fibrillation, have declined over the past 45 years but still take years off a patient's life.
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I'm a COVID-19 long-hauler and an epidemiologist – here's how it feels when symptoms last for months
Margot Gage Witvliet went from being healthy and active to fearing she was dying almost overnight. An epidemiologist, she dug into the research to understand what's happening to long-haulers like her.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health medicine covid-19 coronavirus death pandemic science chronic-disease fatigue family neurology neurotoxins
Deaths due to temperatures rising as a result of climate change could match the global death rate for all infectious diseases combined, researchers say.
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New research examines how people articulate their sadness when a robot "dies," such as NASA's Opportunity rover.
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Research shows that children can become infected with the coronavirus and spread it to others. Though rare, some kids do become severely ill and a few have died from COVID-19.
July 28, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: children public-health coronavirus immune-system school death transmission sars-cov-2 disease reopening infection masks kawasaki-disease kids covd-19
While it's obvious that each death from COVID-19 has a ripple effect, new research is the first to nail down how many people will face that grief.
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The COVID-19 death toll in the US is now over 130,000. What do 130,000 fatalities look like? A biostatistician provides some perspective.
July 10, 2020 • ~9 min
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With news that the US bought almost the entire global supply of remdesivir, new research shows the drug saves more lives in places with overwhelmed ICUs.
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New research provides a lives-for-lives comparison of economic shutdown versus business as usual during the pandemic.
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Putting a dollar value on human lives to compare the costs and benefits of stay-at-home orders can have unintended consequences. These researchers found a different way.
July 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: health public-health covid-19 coronavirus death economics pandemic social-distancing recession cost-benefit-analysis job-loss value-of-life
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