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
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The true US death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic may be 36% higher than reported. Racism may be a big factor, the data suggests.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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Adults who added an antipsychotic to their depression treatment had a death risk compared to patients who added an antidepressant, a new study finds.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~4 min
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A recent CDC report says only 6% of people who died from COVID-19 in 2019 didn't have any comorbidities. That doesn't mean what you'll read on social media.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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The success rate for climbers reaching the summit of Mount Everest has doubled in the past 30 years while the death rate has hovered unchanged at around 1%.
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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"These deaths may not only come from those who are hospitalized, but also from those who should have been hospitalized but were not."
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~5 min
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Social adversity in early childhood appears to be a significant risk factor for death in early adulthood, a new study of one million children shows.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~5 min
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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.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~4 min
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