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Teachers union power, not rate of COVID transmission, determines whether schools are open for instruction, study finds

Teachers unions have often demanded lower community spreads of the coronavirus before they are willing to return teachers to the classroom. For example, before United Teachers Los Angeles will agree to in-person learning, it has demanded that Los Angeles County have a daily rate of COVID-19 cases no higher than 10 per 100,000 population. But… Read More »

Death rate ‘back to normal’ in UK

The number of deaths registered in the UK over one week has fallen below the five-year average for the first time since mid-March. More than 80% of local authorities in Great Britain have also seen death rates fall to normal levels. The decrease reflects a decline in coronavirus-related deaths, official data shows. Of 10,681 deaths… Read More »

Why the COVID-19 death rate varies dramatically from country to country

As COVID-19 continues to churn through the world’s population, one fact looms like a giant warning sign over the pandemic: the mounting, tragic death toll in Italy. Bodies stacked up in churches, overburdened crematoria and a convoy of trucks moving the deceased have been among the defining images of the crisis. But Italy’s huge, nearly… Read More »

Can ativan slow your heart rate

Especially if severe, be sure to discuss them with your health care team. They will lower your blood pressure, your healthcare provider may prescribe aspirin as a “blood thinner. Do not operate heavy machinery, may be known as “water pills” as they work to prevent heart failure by making you urinate out extra fluid. Make… Read More »

US cancer death rate drops by most on record

Dive Brief: The rate of cancer deaths in the U.S. fell by a record 2.2% between 2016 and 2017, extending a nearly three-decade long decline largely driven by fewer Americans smoking cigarettes as well as better detection methods and new treatments. Since 1991, when the cancer death rate peaked, the American Cancer Society has recorded… Read More »

High rate of antibiotic use in low-income countries ‘alarming’

Children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are receiving an average of 25 antibiotic prescriptions during their first five years of life, an excessive amount that could harm the children’s ability to fight pathogens as well as increase antibiotic resistance worldwide, according to a new study from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss… Read More »