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US coronavirus cases rise sharply to more than 700 and cruise ship with 21 more patients arrives in port

At least 26 people have died from the virus in the United States — 22 in Washington state, two in Florida and two in California. There are now 36 states with coronavirus cases. Nationwide, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases jumped to 704 — at least 100 more than on Sunday — according to figures… Read More »

More Than 4 in 10 Americans Are Now Obese: CDC

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a sign that suggests America’s obesity epidemic is far from under control, a new government report shows that more than 40% of people in the United States are obese. And almost 1 in 10 is severely obese, the researchers added. “Over the time period from 1999 to… Read More »

Life insurers leery of covering Canadians with new coronavirus until more is known

It’s not just doctors, public health experts and scientists who are struggling to figure out how much of a threat the novel coronavirus poses. Like SARS and the pandemic flu before it, the newly emerged infection is presenting some unique challenges to Canada’s life insurance industry — and patients who might want to buy a… Read More »

If We Are So Concerned About Maternal Mental Health, Why Don’t We Have More Mother-Baby Mental Health Programs? 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends screening for perinatal depression, stating that “clinicians screen patients at least once during the perinatal period for depression and anxiety symptoms using a standard, validated tool.” Having the backing of ACOG is certainly a big step in the right direction, but as we move toward… Read More »