The number of drug overdose deaths among seniors has more than tripled in two decades

Drug and alcohol-related deaths are on the rise among American seniors. Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled in the past two decades among people age 65 and older, while deaths from alcohol abuse increased more than 18% between 2019 and 2020, according to data published Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. More … Read more

The impact of inaction – New publication reveals not all of Canada on track to meet global target for hepatitis C elimination

Timing of hepatitis C virus (HCV) elimination in from Canada provinces indicate that 70% of provinces could meet the World Health Organization (WHO) HCV elimination target of 2030, but three of the from Canada counties — two of which are the most populous in the country — are not on track to meet this hepatitis … Read more

Variety of flu that hits children and seniors harder than other strains is currently dominant in the US

A sign advertising flu shots is displayed at a Walgreens pharmacy in San Francisco, California, on January 22, 2018. A strong strain of the H3N2 flu has claimed the lives of 74 Californians under the age of 65 since flu season began last October. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images A variant of the flu that … Read more

Healthy infants at significant risk of RSV hospitalization: study

Diane Macdonald | Stock byte | Getty Images Even healthy infants are at significant risk of hospitalization from the respiratory syncytial virus, according to a large European study published Thursday. Dutch and British scientists found in a study published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine that 1.8% of healthy babies are hospitalized with RSV before their first … Read more

Tech jobs and young job seekers drive in fastest growing cities

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios Technology jobs and the boom in tourism are realigning America’s population centers, according to an October report from an unbiased think tank affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Send the news: The American Growth Project at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, a corporate policy think tank, found … Read more

20 Dividend Stocks That Might Be Safest If The Federal Reserve Is Causing A Recession

Investors cheered when a report last week showed the economy grew in the third quarter after consecutive contraction. But it’s too early to get excited, as the Federal Reserve has given no sign yet that it is about to stop raising interest rates at the fastest pace in decades. Below is a list of dividend … Read more

People with mild Covid had an increased risk of blood clots: UK study

A patient receives a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at Sparrow Laboratories Drive-Thru Services in Lansing, Michigan, Dec. 27, 2021. Emily Elconin | Reuters People who contracted mild cases of Covid-19 during the first year of the pandemic had a higher risk of developing blood clots than those who were not infected, according to a large … Read more

People with mild Covid had an increased risk of blood clots: UK study

A patient receives a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at Sparrow Laboratories Drive-Thru Services in Lansing, Michigan, Dec. 27, 2021. Emily Elconin | Reuters People who contracted mild cases of Covid-19 during the first year of the pandemic had a higher risk of developing blood clots than those who were not infected, according to a large … Read more

CDC discusses oral polio vaccine use for first time in 20 years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are considering using the oral polio vaccine for the first time in more than 20 years to stop an outbreak in the greater New York City metropolitan area that left an adult paralyzed over the summer. “We are in discussions with our colleagues from New York State and … Read more

Research shows Paxlovid may interact poorly with some heart medications, and White House renews COVID emergency until Jan. 11

A new study has found that the COVID antiviral drug Paxlovid may interact poorly with certain heart medications, raising concerns for cardiovascular risk patients who test positive. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and found that the response was related to medications such as blood thinners and statins. … Read more