France daily virus cases hit new post-lockdown high

France on Wednesday recorded new coronavirus cases at the fastest daily rate since May, official figures showed, as the country prepares for the return from summer holidays. Almost 3,800 COVID-19 infections were confirmed in the past 24 hours, the health ministry’s DGS public health division said. “All indicators continue to climb and transmission of the virus is intensifying,” the DGS […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 deaths hit 971 with 397 critical care ventilators in use

Testing has confirmed 19,703 cases of novel coronavirus in Colorado, and 971 deaths, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. About 104,077 people have been tested for COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to the agency, which releases new data daily. The actual number of COVID-19 cases in the state is […]

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Coronavirus: Colorado hit peak in April, but health officials warn “we could go backwards”

Hospitalizations and deaths in Colorado from the new coronavirus hit their highest level so far in the first two weeks of April, but experts predict more COVID-19 cases — and even a possible “secondary surge” — as social distancing restrictions start to relax. In the two months since COVID-19 first was confirmed in Colorado, the state recorded its highest number […]

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It’s now or never: Visual events have 100 milliseconds to hit brain target or go unnoticed

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have defined a crucial window of time that mice need to key in on visual events. As the brain processes visual information, an evolutionarily conserved region known as the superior colliculus notifies other regions of the brain that an event has occurred. Inhibiting this brain region during a specific 100-millisecond window inhibited event […]

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Report: Opioids settlement won’t fix areas hardest hit

A new analysis finds that money from a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will be “no more than a stopgap” for state and local governments struggling to combat the opioid epidemic. Purdue became the first company being sued over the toll of opioids to reach a tentative nationwide settlement. If approved, it could be worth up to $12 […]

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Rising self-harm rates suggest financial crisis may have hit middle-aged men hardest

Self-harm in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester. The research from the Multi-Centre Study of Self-harm in England, funded by the Department of Health is published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry today (30 May). The team investigated self-poisoning and self-injury in three cities, […]

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Why more people don’t call 911 when stroke symptoms hit

When stroke symptoms hit, not everyone calls 911—a decision that has perplexed experts. Now, a small study reveals some of the reasons. The research, being presented next week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, included interviews with 38 stroke patients who drove themselves or had someone drive them to Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals rather than […]

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