Explainer-What Do We Know About China’s Respiratory Illness Surge?

[ad_1] SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A request by the World Health Organization for more information on a surge in respiratory illnesses and clusters of pneumonia in children in China has attracted global attention. Health authorities have not detected any unusual or novel pathogens, the WHO later said, and doctors and public health researchers say there is … Read more

COVID-19 Shrinks Life Expectancy in S.Korea for First Time Since 1970

[ad_1] SEOUL (Reuters) – Babies born in South Korea last year are expected to live 82.7 years, down from 83.6 years in 2021, the statistics agency said on Friday, after life expectancy fell in 2022 for the first time since 1970, hit by a spike in deaths linked to COVID-19. Following a global trend of … Read more

WHO: COVID-19 Variant BA.2.86 Is One to Watch | Health News

[ad_1] When the COVID-19 strain BA.2.86 entered the scene over the summer, it quickly captured the attention of officials who were concerned about the variant’s large number of mutations. But as the weeks went on, the strain didn’t seem to take off, and researchers found that it wasn’t all so different from what came before … Read more

Climate Change Is the Biggest Human Health Risk, Says Africa’s Disease Boss

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change is the biggest threat to human health in Africa and the rest of the world, the head of the continent’s public health agency said. Mitigating that risk was top of his agenda, Jean Kaseya, the director general of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Reuters … Read more

U.S. Life Expectancy Rebounds but Short of Pre-Pandemic Levels | Healthiest Communities Health News

[ad_1] Average life expectancy in the U.S. rebounded in 2022 by a little over a year following two straight declines, fueled largely by a drop in mortality tied to COVID-19. Overall life expectancy at birth rose from 76.4 years in 2021 to 77.5 years in 2022, according to “near-final data” released Wednesday by the Centers … Read more

How to Get Free Weekly Credit Reports | Credit Cards

[ad_1] The three major U.S. credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion – have made their offer of free weekly credit reports to consumers permanent. The reports, available on AnnualCreditReport.com, are being made available to all Americans to “empower consumers to more regularly review their credit history and better understand their financial data,” the … Read more

New COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase | Health News

[ad_1] Weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations increased ahead of record-breaking holiday travel, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New coronavirus hospital admissions topped 18,100 the week ending in Nov. 18 – a nearly 10% increase over the week prior. The CDC noted in a report published Monday that the U.S. is also … Read more

Biden to Invoke Cold War-Era Law to Boost Medical Supplies

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will invoke a Cold War-era measure to boost investment in U.S. manufacturing of medicines and medical supplies that he has deemed important for national defense, the White House said. The announcement is part of a series of measures the Biden administration is unveiling on Monday to help industrial … Read more

China’s Respiratory Illness Surge Not as High as Pre-Pandemic WHO Official

[ad_1] SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The spike in respiratory illnesses that China is currently going through is not as high as before the COVID-19 pandemic, a World Health Organisation official said, reiterating that no new or unusual pathogens had been found in the recent cases. Maria Van Kerkhove, acting director of the WHO’s department of epidemic … Read more

China Grapples With Respiratory Illness Spike; WHO Says No Unusual Pathogen Found

[ad_1] By Andrew Silver and Nicoco Chan SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China called for vigilance on Friday as a surge of respiratory illness hit schools and hospitals and the World Health Organization, which has asked the government for disease data, said no unusual or novel pathogens had been detected. China is grappling with a spike in … Read more