Certain pre-existing conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, and others can increase the chance of patients dying from COVID-19, research finds.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 death mortality featured health-and-medicine
How deadly is the coronavirus? The true fatality rate is tricky to find, but researchers are getting closer
The percentage of people who die from a coronavirus infection is an important number for public health experts to know. Recent estimates now put it at 0.26%, far lower than initially thought.
July 15, 2020 • ~9 min
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Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
May 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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Three graphs of mortality data tell the story of the direction the UK and the world are heading in after the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.
April 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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A Hungarian obstetrician was the first to nail down the importance of handwashing to stop the spread of infectious disease.
April 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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"The basic records being kept are annual reports on the number of deaths from drug overdose. But that's only part of the picture."
Jan. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: drugs life-expectancy overdose mortality health-and-medicine deaths
The shape of parks may be key to getting the most out of them, according to a new study that shows irregularly shaped parks cut mortality risk.
Nov. 27, 2019 • ~2 min
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Researchers have found a link between the volume of transcatheter-aortic valve replacement hospitals perform and lower mortality rates.
April 5, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: heart-disease hospitals mortality health-and-medicine hearts
Harvard panel discusses doubling of maternal mortality rates in U.S. caused by inadequate hospital facilities, lack of access, insurance gaps, and systemic racism.
March 5, 2019 • ~5 min
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