Tag Archives: Much

‘There’s a danger that drinking has got much worse during Covid lockdowns’

The word “spike” has become ­so familiar to us in the last year due to spikes in Covid-19 ­infections and admissions to hospitals. But there have been other ones running in parallel – spikes in alcohol deaths. Especially between April and September last year. And the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal… Read More »

Tennessee block grant ‘a much better way’ than Biden Medicaid spending plan, Blackburn says

Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn criticized the Biden administration’s push to expand Medicaid as a means of improving rural access to healthcare, arguing instead for a block grant financing system endorsed by conservatives for its potential to lower state spending. “I think Tennessee actually went about this the right way,” Blackburn told the Washington Examiner.… Read More »

How to know when you’ve had too much of a good thing – from water to sunscreen

Many of us worry we’re not drinking enough water, exercising enough or getting enough vitamins but sometimes we can overdo it. Natasha Holt asks the experts how to know when you’ve gone too far. Salad “Salad leaves are an excellent low-calorie food. That said, you can’t get by on the green stuff alone,” says Sophie… Read More »

Americans Lost Future Life-Years in 2020: How Much Life Was Lost Depends on the Color of One’s Skin

Some people remark about 2020 being a “lost year” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. That happens to be a true statement, sadly not in jest: in the U.S., life expectancy at birth fell by one full year over the first half of 2020 compared with 2019, to 77.8 years. In 2019, life expectancy… Read More »

COVID antibody drugs from Lilly and Regeneron won’t do much to boost their top lines: analysts

When Eli Lilly won emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 antibody drug, bamlanivimab, earlier this week, beating Regeneron to the finish line in a closely watched race, it was viewed as both good news and bad news. Now that Wall Street analysts have had a couple of days to digest the approval, some have concluded… Read More »