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Millions in Chile capital emerge from lockdown

Chile on Monday lifted strict coronavirus lockdown measures for millions of people in the capital Santiago, a month ahead of a key referendum to amend the dictatorship-era constitution. Most of the capital’s seven million population moved to phase three of a five-step deconfinement plan, allowing the reopening of bars and restaurants as well as regional

Where did they go? Millions left city before quarantine

For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, millions of people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and planes as the first wave of China’s great Lunar New Year migration broke across the nation. Some carried with them the new virus that has since claimed

Millions of ER Visits for Asthma Due to Air Pollution

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 — Air pollution accounts for millions of emergency room visits for asthma each year, according to a study published Oct. 24 in Environmental Health Perspectives. Susan C. Anenberg, Ph.D., from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and colleagues used epidemiological health impact functions combined with data describing population, baseline asthma incidence

Dirty Air Tied to Millions of Asthma ER Visits Each Year

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 — Polluted air may trigger as many as 33 million asthma-related emergency room visits globally each year, a new study finds. “Millions of people worldwide have to go to emergency rooms for asthma attacks every year because they are breathing dirty air,” said study lead author Susan Anenberg, of George Washington

Operations become life-threatening due to resistance to antibiotics

Common operations including caesarean sections and hip replacements could become LETHAL due to growing resistance to antibiotics, health officials warn Public Health England said cases of antibiotic-resistant blood infections on rise Crisis is getting worse amid growing concerns that drugs are losing their power Figures revealed there were 16,504 cases where antibiotics didn’t work last

UV light treatment can save millions while helping patients

Treating severe skin conditions with UV light rather than creams, pills and injections could save the NHS millions of pounds while improving patient outcomes, according to a new University of Dundee study. Dr. John Foerster and colleagues from the University’s School of Medicine found the annual per-patient cost of filtered UV light treatment, known as

Call for low-cost approach to tackle disease afflicting millions of the world’s poorest

Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) are asking governments in the developing world to adopt a low-cost, community-based approach to prevent acute attacks that occur in patients with a devastating neglected tropical disease. A new study published in The Lancet Global Health shows that a simple package of self-care significantly reduced “acute attacks”