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Report: Fewer, but sicker, patients came to the ED during the pandemic

Emergency department visits plummeted during the Covid-19 pandemic, and new research now shows that the patients who did come to the ED for care were sicker and more likely to be hospitalized. Researchers from the Epic Health Research Network analyzed weekly ED visit volume from Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 12, 2020. Gathered from 31 […]


Coronavirus live updates: Germany adds fewer than 1,000 new cases; Singapore to ease some measures

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 3.3 million Global deaths: At least 238,663 Most cases reported: United States (1,103,781), Spain (213,435), Italy (207,428), United Kingdom (178,685), and France (167,305).  The data above was […]


How Hospitals Are Helping Patients Manage Pain With Fewer Opioids

This story is part of Pain in America, a nine-part series looking at some of the underlying causes of the opioid addiction crisis and how we treat pain. When Dane Fischer was facing anterior cruciate ligament surgery last fall, his biggest fear was that it might mean looking for a new career. Fischer, a 31-year-old […]

Food & Nutrition

People Are Eating Fewer Chicken Nuggets—Here’s Why

Chicken nugget sales are dropping around the country and for a few notable reasons. Africa Studio/Shutterstock When was the last time you ordered some chicken nuggets? If you’re like many Americans, it may have been a while. Sales of chicken nuggets have been going down, according to the NPD Group. In the quarter that ended […]


Gina Rodriguez Wants Fewer Girls To Miss School Because Of Their Periods

Gina Rodriguez is fighting to end “period poverty” and keep girls in school.  “We need to recognize that this is a problem happening here and now, in my hometown and yours,” the “Jane The Virgin” actress wrote in an essay for Teen Vogue published Tuesday.  In partnership with Always and nonprofit organization Feeding America, Rodriguez is […]

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Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy

Thousands of women with early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers say. It follows trials of a genetic test that analyses the danger of a tumour. Cancer doctors said the findings will change practice in their clinics on Monday, and means about 70% of women in this group can be […]