U.S. Reaches 500,000 Covid Deaths

In a single year, Covid-19 became a leading cause of death in the United States, rivaling heart disease and cancer, and has driven life expectancy down sharply.
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Face masks hanging on window bars in Havana, Cuba. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Oct 1 2020 (IPS) Covid-19 deaths worldwide have surpassed 1 million. With new cases of coronavirus infections rapidly mounting again, the numbers of Covid-19 deaths are feared to surge in the coming months.  It took approximately 40 weeks to reach the first million Covid-19 recorded deaths. Some have projected the second million Covid-19 deaths to take about 10 weeks, arriving in late December, and the third million to take an additional 4 weeks, arriving in late January. Approximately 60 percent of the 1 m...
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September 9, 2020 To:       American College of Cardiology American College of Chest Physicians American College of Physicians American College of Radiology American Heart Association American Society of Echocardiography American Thoracic Society European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging European Society of Cardiology European Society of Radiology Heart Rhythm Society Infectious Disease Society of America North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging Radiologic Society of North America Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Soci...
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Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes DOI: 10.1055/a-1235-5617Novel coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19) has been recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) 1. Mortality and morbidity are higher in elderly individuals and those with comorbidities, such as diabetes mellitus (DM), obesity, hypertension, respiratory tract diseases, coronary heart disease or cancer 1. Indeed, two thirds of individuals who died from COVID-19 had DM in Italy 2. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract&nb...
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Thousands of clinical trials have closed permanently or been suspended – and may never have the cash to restartCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 1,500 clinical trials of new drugs and treatments for cancers, heart disease and other serious illnesses have been permanently closed down in Britain in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, a further 9,000 have been suspended andmost will need major cash injections if they are to be reactivated.The figures highlight the catastrophic effect that Covid-19 has had on UK medical research, which has suffered a devastating blow ...
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It has been known for decades that living with obesity reduces life expectancy and increases the chance of serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In the past few months it has been seen that excess weight puts individuals at risk of worse outcomes from coronavirus (Covid-19). This policy paper outlines actions the government will take to tackle obesity and help adults and children to live healthier lives.
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Sets out the actions the government will take to tackle obesity and help adults and children to live healthier lives. We have known for decades that living with obesity reduces life expectancy and increases the chance of serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In the last few months we have seen that excess weight puts individuals at risk of worse outcomes from coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Department of Health and Social Care - It has been known for decades that living with obesity reduces life expectancy and increases the chance of serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In the last few months it has been seen that excess weight puts individuals at risk of worse outcomes from coronavirus (Covid-19). This policy paper outlines actions the government will take to tackle obesity and help adults and children to live healthier lives.Policy paperPress release 
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Life Sciences-Charity Partnership Fund aims to reverse impact of Covid-19 on study into biggest killersAt least 50 cross-party MPs are calling on the government to back a UK medical research fund they say will reverse the devastating impact of Covid-19 on research into the UK ’s biggest killers, including dementia, coronary heart disease and cancer.The Life Sciences-Charity Partnership Fund, developed by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), has the support of politicians including Labour ’s Hilary Benn, Ed Davey from the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives’ Sir Roger Gale. They are as...
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The on-going Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), an acute infectious respiratory that could lead to a severe pneumonia till to death, has become the world's leading health headline causing public concerns[1,2]. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the new coronavirus outbreak is a public health emergency[3]. Further, on February 22, 2020, the Covid-19 expanded in Italy causing the largest and deadly epidemic in the Country [4]. WHO warned that the most at-risk populations are older and people with pre-existing medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer and diabetes[5].
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“Can I get a hug?” It’s a simple question for a simple act that’s been especially missed because of COVID-19 distancing. “Human beings need social contact,” says Dr. Eugene Beresin, executive director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “We are not hermits. We are not solo pilots. We are pack animals.” Not that it needs more promotion, but along with feeling connected, a hug has been shown to help fight off a cold and help your mood when dealing with conflict. But even as restrict...
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