Tag Archives: Deadly

COVID-19 Death Rate Drops, Still Deadly to Seniors

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Mar. 31, 2020 — The fatality rate from COVID-19 is not as high as experts have reported, according to a new analysis published Monday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. But the infection is still much deadlier than the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, and the risk rises sharply with age, the …

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AI Tool Predicts Which Coronavirus Patients Get Deadly ‘Wet Lung’

Researchers in the US and China reported Monday they have developed an artificial intelligence tool that is able to accurately predict which newly infected patients with the novel coronavirus go on to develop severe lung disease. Once deployed, the algorithm could assist doctors in making choices about where to prioritize …

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Pessimism Deadly for Heart Patients?

Depression Linked to Early Heart Disease

Outlook Affects Survival, Study Shows, So Look on the Bright Side By Salynn Boyles WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD March 13, 2008 — Keeping a positive attitude is good for your health, and if you are a heart patient it just may save your life, …

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How Deadly Is Coronavirus? What We Know and What We Don’t

How Deadly Is Coronavirus? What We Know and What We Don’t

When the head of the World Health Organization said this week that the new coronavirus’s death rate was an estimated 3.4 percent, the figure seemed to shock both experts and President Trump. What a 3.4 percent death rate looks like: “I think the 3.4 percent number is really a false …

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Have Smartphones, Pot Become Deadly for Pedestrians?

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Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For the second year in a row, U.S. pedestrian deaths hit highs not seen in decades, new data shows. Greater use of marijuana and smartphones may be the reason why, the research suggests. The annual pedestrian death …

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Deadly Seattle-Area Outbreak Rattles Nursing Homes

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March 4, 2020 — A coronavirus outbreak in a Seattle-area nursing home, identified only late last week, has already led to five deaths, highlighting just how vulnerable people in care facilities can be. The Life Care Center in Kirkland, WA, has become ground zero of the crisis in the …

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Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug has shown promise in extending the lives of women suffering from a particularly aggressive and deadly type of breast cancer, according to the results of a phase 2 trial. Right now, the standard treatment of chemotherapy …

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‘Bird’ Flu May Be More Common in Humans, But Less Deadly

Future Unclear for Kids Paralyzed After EV-D68 Infection

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) — The avian flu, which killed almost 60 percent of those known to be infected, actually struck many more people worldwide but didn’t make them very sick, a new analysis finds. The actual fatality rate of the H5N1 flu strain, therefore, …

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Shining a Deadly New Light on Airborne Flu Virus

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MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As a particularly nasty flu season rages across the United States, scientists have found a powerful new disinfectant that makes “light” work of the virus. Researchers say a certain spectrum of ultraviolet light — called far-UVC — easily kills airborne flu viruses while …

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‘Choking Game’ Turned Deadly for 82 Youths

'Choking Game' Turned Deadly for 82 Youths

By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) — At least 82 youths have died from playing the “choking game” since 1995, a new government report shows. Also known as the “blackout game,” “pass out game,” “scarf game,” “space monkey” and other monikers, the activity involves intentionally trying to …

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