THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s a number many Americans have grimly expected but may still find hard to comprehend: Over one million of their fellow citizens killed by COVID-19. “Today, we mark a tragic milestone: one million American lives lost to COVID-19,” President Joe Biden remarked in
THURSDAY, May 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In an estimate that far exceeds reported totals, an expert panel appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that there were nearly 15 million more deaths worldwide during the first two years of the pandemic than would normally have been expected.
FRIDAY, April 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Guns have surpassed road crashes as the leading cause of death among U.S. children and teens. Gun-related deaths rose 29% among 1- to 19-year-olds from 2019 to 2020, according to a new University of Michigan study. In all, there were more than 4,300
MONDAY, April 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The pandemic has worsened longstanding staffing shortages at U.S. nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Now, a new study shows that high employee turnover rates have yet to improve. Researchers found that after initial workforce losses in the early phase of the
THURSDAY, April 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Researchers report that life expectancy in the United States dropped in 2021, continuing a troubling trend that began in the first year of the pandemic. Specifically, average U.S. life expectancy tumbled from 78.86 years in 2019 to 76.99 in 2020. It then fell
WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A record number of American adults are now dying with a dementia diagnosis, new research shows. Yet, that increase of 36% from two decades ago may have more to do with better record-keeping than an actual rise in dementia cases, the study authors
TUESDAY, April 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Fresh government data shows that COVID deaths among nursing home residents data have fallen to the lowest levels seen since the pandemic began. Some 67 residents died nationwide of COVID during the week ending March 27, according to the latest statistics from the
TUESDAY, March 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Oregon will no longer require terminally ill patients to be residents of the state to use its law allowing physician aid in dying. A lawsuit that challenged the residency requirement as unconstitutional was settled Monday, with the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon