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Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »

American coronavirus cases rise to 53 with six newly-diagnosed people in Texas

American coronavirus cases rise to 53 as five more Diamond Princess cruise evacuees are struck down and World Health Organization warns of ‘global pandemic’ – but Trump insists the US outbreak is ‘under control’ San Antonio, Texas, health officials confirmed another six cases of coronavirus on Monday  Five of the newly-diagnosed Americans were evacuated from… Read More »

Suicide attempts and hospitals admissions linked to non-opioid drugs on the rise

A major new analysis of the non-opioid medications gabapentin and baclofen shows “worrying” increases in related suicide attempts and hospital admissions in U.S. adults since 2013 — coinciding with a decrease in opioid prescriptions. With the risks of opioid medications widely publicised, there has been a dramatic decline in prescriptions in the United States since… Read More »