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Black People Underrepresented in Cancer Trials

The study found that many drug trials did not include very many diverse patients.

What Jobs Are Toughest on the Knees?

Based on a review of 71 studies that included nearly one million workers, the riskiest occupations include agriculture, construction, mining, service jobs and housekeeping.

Tough Decisions as COVID Delays Cancer Surgeries

Specifically, a 30- to 40-day delay in surgery was associated with worse survival odds.

Why Obesity May Stack the Deck for COVID-19 Risk

It has become clearer that people who are obese are one of the groups at highest risk from the disease, regardless of their age

What If COVID Vaccine Arrives and Many Say No?

Exactly how Americans will greet a COVID-19 vaccine is unknown, but polls have suggested many will be wary.

Squirrel With Bubonic Plague Found in Colorado

Humans can be infected through flea bites, the cough of an infected animal or through direct contact with blood or tissue from an infected animal.

Prisoners Nearly 6 Times More Likely to Get COVID

The COVID death rate was 39 deaths per 100,000 prisoners, compared with 29 per 100,000 in the general population.

Protein From Plants a Recipe for Longevity

Every 3% of a person's daily energy intake coming from plant protein instead of animal protein reduced a person's risk of premature death by 10%, the results showed.

Do COVID-19 Patients Really Have to Die Alone?

Some experts are arguing hospitals need to come up with plans that allow dying people the emotional solace of a loved one as they pass.

COVID-19 May Spike Blood Sugar, Raising Death Risk

Bodies stressed by severe COVID-19 could produce abnormally high blood sugar levels, even in people without diagnosed diabetes.

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