Deaths Among Pregnant Women and New Mothers Rose Sharply During Pandemic

Pregnant women and new mothers died in sharply increasing numbers during the pandemic, and not just because of a rise in medical complications that may accompany pregnancy and childbirth. An…

Fentanyl Helps Push Overdose Deaths to Record Level in New York City

The first time Reneé Jones overdosed on drugs last year, she was at her daughter’s Bronx apartment and had gotten up to get one of her seven grandchildren a cup…

2022 Deaths Hollywood, Entertainment And Media – Photo Gallery – Deadline

It was another difficult year in 2022, and the sadness extended to many beloved and groundbreaking people in the show business and media worlds who died during the past 12…

Target recalls Pillowfort weighted blankets for kids after two deaths

CNN  —  Target stores are recalling more than 200,000 weighted blankets for children that have been sold by the retailer from December 2018 through September 2022. The Pillowfort brand blankets…

As Covid Deaths Climb, Even Seniors Skip the Latest Booster

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. — Bonnie Ronk is something of a public health matriarch at the Mt. Diablo Center for seniors in this liberal Northern California suburb. When Ms. Ronk, a…

Long Covid responsible for thousands of US deaths, report says, but true numbers are likely much higher

CNN  —  Long Covid leaves some people with long-term symptoms, but it can be deadly, too. It played a part in at least 3,544 deaths in the United States in…

Drug overdose deaths slowing in the US after reaching record levels during the Covid-19 pandemic

CNN  —  Drug overdose deaths in the United States have slowed in recent months after reaching record levels earlier this year. New data published Wednesday by the US Centers for…

Long Covid Has Played Role in More Than 3,500 Deaths in US, CDC Says

The study found that some of the long Covid patterns related to age, sex, race and ethnicity differed from those seen in deaths caused by the initial infection. For example,…

Deaths From Substance Abuse Rose Sharply Among Older Americans in 2020

Deaths due to substance abuse, particularly of alcohol and opioids, rose sharply among older Americans in 2020, the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, as lockdowns disrupted routines and isolation…

RSV responsible for 1 in 50 child deaths under age 5, study estimates

CNN  —  A new study estimates that 1 in 50 deaths of otherwise healthy children under age 5 around the world is due to a common virus that’s currently surging…