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New COVID-19 forecasts for Europe: Italy & Spain have passed the peak of their epidemics; UK, early in its epidemic, faces a fast-mounting death toll
New COVID-19 estimates find that, among European nations, the peak daily death rate from the pandemic will occur during the third week of April, with the pandemic spreading from Southern Europe.
New IHME COVID-19 forecasts find lower hospital bed need, epidemics starting to peak confirms social distancing works
Updated COVID-19 estimates find that need for hospital beds, ICU beds, and ventilators needed to deal with the COVID-19 epidemic are less than previously estimated.
New COVID-19 forecasts: US hospitals could be overwhelmed in the second week of April by demand for ICU beds, and US deaths could total 81,000 by July
In a forecast based on new data analyses, researchers find demand for ventilators and beds in US hospital intensive care units (ICUs) will far exceed capacity for COVID-19 patients as early as the second week of April.
Americans in 2016 spent an estimated $380 billion on low back and neck pain, as well as on joint and limb pain, and other musculoskeletal disorders.
Rates of people needing dialysis have increased more than 40% since 1990, but access to this life-saving treatment is still markedly inequitable, according to a new scientific study.
Twice as many men as women are dying from liver cirrhosis, according to a new scientific study.
Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to an analysis published today in The Lancet. Among them are a disproportionately high number of children in poor areas.
For the first time, researchers have mapped years of education and child malnutrition across all low- and middle-income countries at the level of individual districts. The findings include precision maps illuminating disparities within countries and regions often obscured by national-level analyses.
Road injuries have become more frequent but less fatal over the past three decades, according to a new scientific study. The probability of dying from a road accident increased in only five nations since 1990 – Central African Republic, Jamaica, Somalia, Swaziland, and United Arab Emirates.
Study finding poor diets responsible for more deaths than tobacco ranks 11th in Altmetric 100 for 2019
A Global Burden Disease study published last April and led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation that concludes poor diets cause one in five deaths globally has been ranked 11th in the 2019 Altmetric 100, the annual listing by the UK-based data science firm of research that most captured the public’s interest.
Heat-related incidents resulted in nearly 9 million injuries and more than 120,000 deaths worldwide in 2017, according to a new scientific study. Fires, heat, and hot substances, such as cooking oil or a hot stove, disproportionately kill young children and the elderly.
The lack of data, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, combined with the absence of international standards for data management, is hindering efforts in measuring progress toward meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
New study finds alcohol use, smoking, other risks lead to few, but important, health differences among Nordic countries
It’s no secret that residents of the five Nordic countries live longer and healthier lives than the global average, yet subtle – but consequential – health differences remain, likely the result of alcohol use, smoking, and other risk factors, according to a new scientific study.
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Roux Prize, which is awarded annually to an individual who has used health evidence in “bold ways to make people healthier” – and to highlight how visionaries use health data to change lives.
Current trends in fertility and maternal mortality lead researchers to project that more than 150,000 women will die during pregnancy and childbirth in 2030. In the US, where spending on health care is among the highest in the world, the maternal mortality ratio increased by nearly 70% between 2000 and 2017, from 18 deaths per 100,000 live births to 30.