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India Covid: Patients dying without oxygen amid Delhi surge

For a fourth day in a row, India has set an unwelcome world record for the number of new coronavirus infections: a further 349,691 cases in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, with another 2,767 lives lost. The capital, Delhi, is one of the worst-hit areas. The BBC’s Vikas Pandey reports from a city whose […]

Black Women Dying of COVID at Higher Rates Than White Men

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 death rates are significantly higher among Black American women than among white men, according to a new study, suggesting that race is a factor in survival differences between men and women. Researchers analyzed COVID death rates in Michigan and Georgia, the […]

Nurses Are Dying From Suicide at Higher Rates

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Before the pandemic began, suicide risk was twice as high among female nurses compared with American women as a whole, a new study warns. Even within the health care community itself, female nurses were found to be roughly 70% more likely to die by suicide than female […]

More Young U.S. Women Are Dying From Heart Disease

“Also, women who go through menopause early, before age 45, are at increased risk of heart disease,” she added. Doctors also need to take young women’s heart health seriously, Michos noted. “There’s still this misconception that women are at lower risk, especially if they’re before menopause. But this isn’t necessarily true — lower […]