Global Statistics

All countries
20,200,278
Confirmed
Updated on August 10, 2020 9:47 pm
All countries
12,801,838
Recovered
Updated on August 10, 2020 9:47 pm
All countries
737,057
Deaths
Updated on August 10, 2020 9:47 pm

Global Statistics

All countries
20,200,278
Confirmed
Updated on August 10, 2020 9:47 pm
All countries
12,801,838
Recovered
Updated on August 10, 2020 9:47 pm
All countries
737,057
Deaths
Updated on August 10, 2020 9:47 pm

The Coronavirus Hospital Crisis and What to Do to Avoid It

Florida reports record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations

Florida shattered its record for weekly hospitalizations, making it one of the biggest coronavirus hot spots in the nation.Some 3,355 people were admitted to Florida hospitals from Sunday, Aug. 2, to Monday, the state’s COVID-19 dashboard showed.Last Wednesday alone, 621 people were admitted to hospitals, The Orlando Sentinel reported. And in total, 30,785 people have…

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Blood test may determine coronavirus patients’ severity of illness, risk of death: study

How severe a case of coronavirus a person will develop may depend on five indicators found in the blood called biomarkers, according to researchers at George Washington University.The biomarkers were associated with higher chances of deterioration from COVID-19 and death, according to a news release from the university. The authors of the study, published in Future…

Black male leaders warn Biden ‘will lose’ election if he doesn’t name Black female running mate

A group of over 100 Black male leaders is declaring that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “has” to name a Black woman as his running mate.In a letter made public on Monday, the signatories warned the former vice president that “failing to select a Black woman in 2020 means you will lose the election.”WATERS SAYS BIDEN…

Medical myths: The mystery of sleep

Despite spending around one-third of our lives in the land of nod, sleep still holds many mysteries. Scientists are chipping away at the details, but the wonder of slumber is much more complex than it appears. In this Special Feature, we dispel some common myths.Many animals need sleep of some kind, and if evolution has…

Sugar seems to have developed a reputation as the big bad wolf in relation to health. We have reported on numerous studies associating sugar intake with increased aging, cardiovascular disease, obesity and even cancer. Such research has led to many health experts around the globe calling for reductions in recommended sugar intake, with some saying we should cut out sugar completely. But is it really that bad for our health?

There are many different types, including glucose, fructose, lactose, maltose and sucrose. Some of these sugars, such as glucose, fructose and lactose, occur naturally in fruits, vegetables and other foods. But many of the foods we consume contain “added” sugars – sugar that we add to a product ourselves to enhance the flavor or sugar that has been added to a product by a manufacturer.

The most common sources of added sugars include soft drinks, cakes, pies, chocolate, fruit drinks and desserts. Just a single can of cola can contain up to 7 tsps of added sugar, while an average-sized chocolate bar can contain up to 6 tsps.

It is added sugars that have been cited as a contributor to many health problems. In December 2014, MNT reported on a study in the journal Open Heart claiming added sugars may increase the risk of high blood pressure, even more so than sodium. And in February 2014, a study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) associated high added sugar intake with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD).

A 2020 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages increases weight gain in both children and adults, while a review paper from the World Health Organization (WHO) notes an increase in the consumption of such beverages correlates with the increase in obesity.

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Florida reports record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations

Florida shattered its record for weekly hospitalizations, making it one of the biggest coronavirus hot spots in the nation.Some 3,355 people were admitted to Florida hospitals from Sunday, Aug. 2, to Monday, the state’s COVID-19 dashboard showed.Last Wednesday alone, 621 people were admitted to hospitals, The Orlando Sentinel reported. And in total, 30,785 people have…

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