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Number of people dying in England and Wales drops BELOW average for the first time since March

UK announces 155 more Covid-19 victims as daily death rate drops 10% in a week and top scientist says the first wave is OVER with data showing number of fatalities has fallen BELOW average for the first time since the outbreak began Government data shows number of daily fatalities has dropped 10% in a week… Read More »

GAO: Number of hospitals heavily dependent on Medicare has shrunk

Dive Brief: The number of hospitals heavily dependent on Medicare decreased 28.5% between 2011 and 2017, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. However, their numbers were relatively small to begin with — and those that actually qualified for payments were an even smaller proportion. The GAO attributes the shrinking number… Read More »

NHS winter crisis: Number of A&E patients treated in four hours falls to record low in December

Worst ever NHS A&E performance figures for December show 400,000 patients faced four-hour waits as record-low 79.8% were treated in the target time More than one in five people in A&E December spent more than four hours there Last week 18,251 ambulance patients waited 30 mins or more to be handed over Doctors said hospitals… Read More »

Double the number of women suffer from dementia — so why are even the lab rats in brain studies male?

Depression, stroke and dementia are twice as common in women as in men. Among Alzheimer’s patients, 70 per cent are female. But according to Lynn Posluns, the driving force behind the first “Women’s Brain Health Day,” launched this week, most research on these disorders focus on only one gender — right down to the mice… Read More »

A Small Number Of Men With Prostate Cancer Are ‘Super Responders’ To Immunotherapy

A small number of men respond very well to the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, according to a new … [+] study. Getty Results from a new clinical trial have shown that some men with advanced prostate cancer can live for at least two more years on immunotherapy after exhausting all other treatment options. The work led… Read More »

Medical News Today: Sleep deprivation ‘triples the number of lapses in attention’

A new study adds to the evidence that sleep deprivation has a significant effect on our day-to-day functioning. The authors warn that if we have slept poorly overnight, we are twice as likely to commit errors, some of which may well be very costly. Share on PinterestResearchers warn that accumulating evidence demonstrates just how risky… Read More »