Tag: death

My Dad Is Slowly Forgetting Who My Kids Are

There is a well-worn path between my house and my parents’ that my kids traverse daily. Growing up with grandparents as next door neighbors comes with benefits: Opportunities for impromptu chats abound, as do (seemingly) endless ice cream treats in the freezer drawer, and episodes of Jeopardy! in the living room (we have no TV

Poverty linked to higher risk of COVID-19 death, study suggests

People in Scotland’s poorest areas are more likely to be affected by severe COVID-19—and to die from the disease—than those in more affluent districts, according to a study of critical care units. The first nationwide study of its kind found patients from the most economically disadvantaged areas had a higher chance of critical care admission,

Italy surpasses UK for worst COVID-19 death toll in Europe

Italy on Sunday eclipsed Britain to become the nation with the worst official coronavirus death toll in Europe. Italy, where the continent’s pandemic began, registered 484 COVID-19 deaths in one day, one of its lowest one-day death counts in about a month. Still, those latest deaths pushed Italy’s official toll up to 64,520, while Britain’s

Fiji’s vaccine program reduces childhood death and illness: study

Fiji’s national vaccine program against pneumonia, a serious lung condition, and rotavirus, a common disease which causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting, has reduced illness and death, new research shows. The University of Melbourne-led research team, which worked with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services, says the results underline the importance of vaccines and

Antifungal Meds Cut Risk for Death After Lung Transplant

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 — Preventive antifungal medications cut the risk for death following a lung transplant by more than half, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Kelly M. Pennington, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues evaluated the effect of antifungal

COVID Outbreak in Kansas Infects Entire Nursing Home Facility, Kills 10

Health officials in Norton County, Kansas, have identified a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that's infected an entire nursing home facility. On Monday, the local health department issued a press release announcing that the Andbe Home conducted tests among its residents, discovering that all 62 residents had contracted the coronavirus. Of those, 10 people have died.

Kids often hit hard by death of beloved pet, study finds

(HealthDay)—The loss of a pet may be a child’s first encounter with death, and new research suggests no one should underestimate the psychological trauma that the loss can bring. Previous studies have found that kids form deep emotional attachments to their pets and having a furry companion in your youth has been linked to greater

10 ways to process grief after death during a global pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted our experiences of, … ath and bereavement. Edith Cowan University Lecturer and Psychotherapist Karen Anderson has used key research and her own observations working on the frontline of counseling to explain the impact of this pandemic on the grief process, and how we can better manage our grief when

Spain’s virus death toll tops 18,000

Spain’s death toll from the novel coronavirus topped 18,000 on Tuesday, as the rise in new infections dropped to its lowest level since the country imposed a nationwide lockdown last month. The 567 new deaths reported by the health ministry were slightly up from Monday’s death toll and they take the total number of fatalities