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In Canada, obesity will no longer be determined by weight alone

In Canada, obesity will no longer be determined by weight alone

A group of physicians in Canada issued new guidelines this week urging doctors in the country to to take a new approach in the way they treat patients with obesity. The physicians, who are part of the non-profit Obesity Canada and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons, believe doctors have not been treating…MORE

Model projects nearly 300,000 Americans could die from Covid-19 by December

Model projects nearly 300,000 Americans could die from Covid-19 by December

Researchers behind an influential model are projecting that the US death toll from coronavirus could reach nearly 300,000 by December 1 — but that can be changed if Americans consistently wear masks. According to Johns Hopkins University, 159,864 people have died in the United States since the pandemic began. “The US forecast totals 295,011 deaths…MORE

People are dying after drinking hand sanitizer, CDC says

People are dying after drinking hand sanitizer, CDC says

People are getting sick and even dying after swallowing hand sanitizer, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Four died and others have suffered impaired vision or seizures, the CDC says. Hand sanitizer is everywhere and is useful for cleaning the hands during the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s not safe to swallow,…MORE

Covid-19 patients may develop skin rashes and discoloration, studies find

Covid-19 patients may develop skin rashes and discoloration, studies find

As Covid-19 started to spread across the United States earlier this year, dermatology offices began to see suspicious signs on some patients’ skin: Red or purple toes, itchy hives, mottled bumps on fingers, a lacy red rash that spread across legs and arms. But were those truly associated with the novel coronavirus? After all, many…MORE