U.S. COVID-19 cases rising again, doubling over three weeks – The Denver Post

The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings. Confirmed infections climbed to an average of about 23,600 a day on Monday, up from 11,300 on June 23, […]

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WHO warns Coronavirus rising in eastern Mediterranean region

Coronavirus infections have been on the rise in the 22 countries of the eastern Mediterranean region after two months of steady decline because of increased international travel, low protection and limited vaccination, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday. The region, which includes the Gulf, North African and Asian countries, has registered over 11 million infections and over 220,000 deaths since […]

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COVID-19 outbreaks keep rising in Colorado nursing homes; hospitalizations trending down

The number of COVID-19 outbreaks in Colorado rose over the last week by the smallest amount since they started trending up again in March, but clusters in nursing homes continued to increase. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 870 active outbreaks as of Wednesday afternoon, which was 11 more than at the same time last week. The […]

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Rising antiparasitic drug cost in U.S. leads to higher patient costs, decreased quality of care

New study finds the skyrocketing cost of drugs in U.S. used to treat hookworm and other soil-transmitted parasites increases patient costs, suggests decreased quality of care A new study finds that the increasingly high prices in the United States of the drugs used to treat three soil-transmitted helminth infections—hookworm, roundworm (ascariasis), and whipworm (trichuriasis)—is not only the major driver for […]

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Virus variant accounts for 6% of cases in Germany, rising

A more contagious variant of the coronavirus first detected in Britain now accounts for almost 6% of all cases in Germany, officials said Friday. The head of Germany’s disease control agency said labs examined the genome of the virus in more than 30,000 positive samples last week to assess the spread of the variant, known to scientists as B.1.1.7., and […]

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Study finds rising rates of food insecurity among older adults

From 2007 to 2016, food insecurity—or limited access to nutritious foods because of a lack of financial resources—increased significantly from 5.5% to 12.4% among older US adults, and the increase was more pronounced among individuals with lower income. The findings come from a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. The study, which drew from data from […]

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Rising virus infections worrying, says Spain PM

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday called a recent rise in coronavirus infections “worrying”, warning that stricter measures to curb the spread could be needed for Christmas. Spain was one of the first European nations to suffer a second spike in COVID-19 infections but restrictions such as nighttime curfews helped to halve the incidence level in November. But the […]

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Why are coronavirus rates rising in some areas of England and not others?

Growing alarm has been expressed over the rising number of people who are testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK. More tests have been made available and more people have been taking those tests, but that alone does not explain the increases in the numbers of those who have tested positive, nor why there is such variation across different parts […]

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Cluster of risky conditions that can lead to heart disease is rising in Hispanic adults

A cluster of conditions called metabolic syndrome that could lead to heart disease and stroke is becoming more common among Hispanic adults, and experts say there needs to be more research and more work in prevention. Overall, metabolic syndrome affects about 1 in 3 adults in the United States and puts them at higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and […]

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Vaping-related illnesses still rising, though at slower pace

Vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. are still rising, though at a slightly slower pace. Health officials of Thursday said there have been 1,479 cases and at least 33 deaths in the mysterious outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been releasing new case counts each week. The latest jump—180 cases—was the lowest increase since mid-September. The outbreak appears […]

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