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My Mother Died of the Coronavirus. It's Time She Was Counted

My Mother Died of the Coronavirus. It's Time She Was Counted

By Elisabeth Rosenthal | May 28
Counting COVID deaths and cases has been turned into a battle of semantics, chance, bureaucracy, politics and immediate circumstance, rather than science.

Red Cross Reports 208 Covid-Related Attacks on Health Workers

Red Cross Reports 208 Covid-Related Attacks on Health Workers

May 28
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said it has recorded 208 COVID-19-related attacks against health workers and installations in 13 countries since March.

Why Do People Commit Suicide? Mental Illness Isn't the Only Cause

Why Do People Commit Suicide? Mental Illness Isn't the Only Cause

May 28
The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. In 1999, the rate was about 10 suicides per 100,000 people. In 2017, it was just over 14 per 100,000 — a rise of 40% in only 18 years.

Dangerous Blood Clots Pose a Perplexing Coronavirus Threat

Dangerous Blood Clots Pose a Perplexing Coronavirus Threat

By Lindsey Tanner | May 27
Blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and dangerous blockages in the legs and lungs are increasingly being found in COVID-19 patients, including some children.

Online Therapy is Having Its Moment

Online Therapy is Having Its Moment

May 27
For clients in need of warmth and reassurance, does online therapy work? Studies and one psychologist's experience suggest it does.

Death and Denial in Brazil's Amazon Capital

Death and Denial in Brazil's Amazon Capital

By Renate Brito | May 27
Manaus is one of the hardest hit cities in Brazil, which officially has lost more than 23,000 lives to the coronavirus. But the toll is likely a vast undercount.

Bleach, Bon Fires and Bad Breath: The Long History of Dodgy Plague Remedies

Bleach, Bon Fires and Bad Breath: The Long History of Dodgy Plague Remedies

May 27
Trump has joined the long line of those who, desperately seeking real cures, have found fakes.

Venezuela's Apparent Respite from COVID-19 May Not Last Long

Venezuela's Apparent Respite from COVID-19 May Not Last Long

By Scott Smith | May 27
Experts warn that while the virus may have been slow to spread here, due in large part to Venezuela's isolation, the number of daily illnesses could soon climb.

Most Medicare Enrollees Could Get Insulin for $35 a Month

Most Medicare Enrollees Could Get Insulin for $35 a Month

By Richard Alonso-Zaldivar | May 26
Medicare recipients will be able to get prescription plans that limit copays for insulin, a potential savings of hundreds of dollars, the White House announced Tuesday in a pivot to pocketbook issues that could influence November's election.

Why Are Some LGBTQ People Facing Inequalities in Palliative Care?

Why Are Some LGBTQ People Facing Inequalities in Palliative Care?

May 26
End of life care is not a straightforward process. And for patients from the LGBTQ community, the process presents a whole host of barriers that they and their families may face.

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