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Explaining the world, daily The Economist explains Deforestation and intensive farming are linked to outbreaks of zoonotic pathogens THE WORLD’S monitored populations of wild animals have decreased by an average of 68% in the past 50 years, according to the Worldwide Fund...


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By Doug Faulkner BBC News Image source, PA Media Downing Street says it is "keeping a very close eye" on rising Covid cases - but the cabinet has not yet discussed rolling out its Plan B to control coronavirus in England this winter. Daily cases have been above 40,000 for s...


After bariatric surgery (BS)-induced weight loss in people with hypothyroidism, a retrospective, observational study suggested that levothyroxine (LT4) dosing using the patient’s ideal body weight was the best method to use for medication adjustment. Researchers who published this finding in the Jo...


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Nunez is director of community relations at STAR/PAL and lives in Southeast San Diego. In 1994, at the young age of 15, I found myself in what seemed to be a never-ending cycle of gang violence, drugs and trauma. I was innocently ignorant of the fact that gang violence and drugs were not the...


What to Know 18 former NBA players have been indicted in Manhattan federal court in a sweeping alleged health insurance scheme to defraud the league's benefit plan of nearly $4 million Federal prosecutors allege ex-NBA player Terrence Williams "orchestrated" the scheme and recruited other player...


Only 15 percent of adults who became unemployed in North Carolina during the pandemic gained Medicaid coverage, though the rate was higher in the state's more socially vulnerable counties. Within the first few months of the pandemic, the US unemployment rate skyrocketed from 3.8 percent in Februar...


Even before the pandemic, demand for mental health and substance use services was increasing, especially for our nation’s young people. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made the situation more challenging, subjecting many young Americans to social isolation, loss of routines, and traumatic grief. E...


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A combination mobile app and at-home blood pressure cuff helped patients with hypertension decrease their blood pressure over three years, a new study found. The program from company Hello Heart helped reduce blood pressure for 84% of users with stage 2 hypertension, the most severe form of high bl...


Patients looking for health insurance on the individual market in metro Denver counties will soon have new options that include UCHealth, CU Medicine and other affiliated providers in-network. UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Open enrollment begins November 1 on Connect for Health...