Overdose Deaths Continue Rising, With Fentanyl and Meth Key Culprits

Across Alaska, Dr. Zink said, fentanyl kills many overdose victims before bystanders or emergency responders can revive them with naloxone, a medication that can quickly reverse an opioid overdose. “You…

North Korea Reports 6 Covid Deaths and Explosive Spread

“Like any other data from North Korea, the figures are up to debate, and we cannot fully trust them,” said Ahn Kyung-su, who operates the Seoul-based DPRKHealth.org, a website and…

Growing share of Covid-19 deaths are among vaccinated people, but booster shots substantially lower the risk

Breakthrough infections have become more common in recent months, putting vulnerable populations at increased risk of severe disease or death as more and more transmissible variants continue to spread. This…

CDC investigating more than 100 cases of hepatitis in children, including 5 deaths

Among them, 14% needed transplants, and five children have died. Nearly all the children — more than 90% — needed to be hospitalized. Dr. Jay Butler, the CDC’s deputy director…

C.D.C. Is Investigating 109 Cases of Hepatitis in Children, Including 5 Deaths

The deaths of five children and what may be an unusual group of more than 100 hepatitis cases in young children in the United States are under investigation by the…

U.S. nursing home deaths appear to be at pandemic lows.

Deaths at American nursing home residents from Covid appear to be at their lowest levels since the coronavirus first swept the United States more than two years ago, according to…

More COVID Deaths in Counties With Lower Internet Access

March 18, 2022 U.S. communities with limited internet access reported higher COVID-19 death rates during the first year of the pandemic, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network…

‘Inadequate’ Security Led to Deaths of 3 Americans in Kenya Attack, Report Finds

The Shabab fighters then fired rockets at an airplane on the tarmac. It caught fire, killing the pilots, both of whom were American contractors, General Basham said. Dustin Harrison, 47,…

Maternal Deaths Rose During the First Year of the Pandemic

The number of women in the United States who died during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth increased sharply during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a…

Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are down in the US as deaths also start to plateau, latest data shows

The Beijing Olympic Committee has reported 21 new Covid-19 cases among Games-related personnel as of Thursday, it said in a statement Friday ahead of the Opening Ceremony.  Since the “closed-loop”…