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Broken Heart Syndrome Is on the Rise

Smidt Heart Institute has published a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association1 in which they found cases of broken heart syndrome are increasing in middle-aged and older women, even before the pandemic. Broken heart syndrome is more than a myth or an old wives’ tale. The medical term for the condition is… Read More »

Mask mandate back on in Los Angeles as virus cases rise

Loading the player… Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status, while the University of California system said that students, faculty and staff must be inoculated against the coronavirus to return to campuses. The announcements Thursday came amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, most of them… Read More »

Covid cases, vaccinations on the rise as U.S. officials urge continued caution

Amid growing fears of a fourth wave of U.S. Covid-19 cases, government officials urged Americans to continue taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. During a press conference on Monday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said she had a feeling of “impending doom” and urged Americans to “just… Read More »

Rise in coronavirus hospitalizations threatens ICU bed capacity in hot-spot states

Certain parts of the country are beginning to see sharp increases in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The trend is clustered around, but not limited to, the Midwest. In the week ending on the last day of September, 21 states saw hospitalizations rise by at least 10%: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts,… Read More »

UK passes 400,000 total coronavirus infections with rise of 4,926 in a day

Britain records 4,926 cases taking the total above 400,000 as 37 more victims are confirmed and ONS figures show weekly deaths are rising for the first time since APRIL but are still just 1% of all fatalities NHS England confirmed deaths of another 28 infected patients, while the Scottish Government recorded one Office for National… Read More »

Coronavirus: Severe mental health problems rise amid pandemic

Doctors are seeing a rise in people reporting severe mental health difficulties, a group of NHS leaders says. It follows a more than 30% drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. But there are predictions that the recent rise will mean demand actually outstrips pre-coronavirus levels – perhaps by… Read More »