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Coronavirus mortality rate 1 percent or less: US

A top US health official on Thursday said the overall mortality rate for the novel coronavirus was estimated at one percent or less, lower than previously thought, basing the new figure on a high number of unreported cases. It came after President Donald Trump was criticized for saying he believed the World Health Organization’s reported […]

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People with optimistic spouses are less at-risk for dementia

People with optimistic spouses are less at-risk for dementia because their partners encourage healthy habits and share stronger memories with them, study finds Researchers at the University of Michigan and Harvard found people with optimistic spouses have less cognitive decline and memory loss They think that happier partners also tend to have better habits  People […]

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Bystander CPR less common in hispanic neighborhoods

(American Heart Association News)—Receiving CPR from a bystander can double the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest. But you’re less likely to get this help—and less likely to survive—if your heart stops in a Hispanic neighborhood, a new study shows. The study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, found the greater the […]

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Children from disadvantaged backgrounds do less vigorous physical activity

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds, including from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, have lower levels of vigorous physical activity, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge. The patterns mirror inequalities seen in levels of childhood obesity, suggesting a need for a greater focus on the promotion of vigorous physical activity, particularly […]

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Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies will ultimately gain more weight. “Over a three-year period, […]