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Britain revises up virus-related deaths to 46,000

Britain’s number of deaths “involving” the coronavirus has risen to 46,000, substantially higher than the 36,914 fatalities officially reported so far, according to a statistical update released Tuesday. The daily death tolls released in Britain only include fatalities that have been confirmed by a positive test. But the Office for National Statistics (ONS) conducts separate […]

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India’s virus lockdown eased while infection rate speeds up

India relaxed some coronavirus lockdown restrictions on Monday even as the pace of infection picked up and reopenings drew crowds of people. The near-total 5-week lockdown on India’s 1.3 billion population achieved a slowdown in the spread of the virus but has caused immense hardship for India’s legions of poor people, who could neither stay […]

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In schools and offices, China steps up virus tests

Chinese tech giant Sina set up a special room in its Beijing office for workers to be tested for the coronavirus. A school took swab samples from students before allowing them into classrooms. A traveller took the test before a trip to another province. Companies, schools and individuals across China are lining up to be […]

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Visual impairment may up risk for dementia in older women

(HealthDay)—In older women, objectively measured visual impairment is associated with a twofold to more than fivefold increased risk for dementia, according to a study published online April 16 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Elaine M. Tran, of the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, and colleagues compared the likelihood of dementia or mild cognitive […]

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Nitrite consumption may up risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

(HealthDay)—Nitrite consumption is associated with an increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to a meta-analysis published online Jan. 17 in Scientific Reports. Mengxia Yu, from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, and colleagues examined the association between nitrite or nitrate consumption and risk for NHL in a meta-analysis. Studies presenting risk estimates across categories of […]

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Shannen Doherty Opens Up About Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

In an interview for GMA, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed’s Shannen Doherty shared an update on her health with some difficult news: She’s been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. As she deals with a legal battle connected with her California home damaged in the 2018 wildfires, Doherty said she wanted to “control the narrative” of her […]