Coronavirus US: Death toll hits 150k as seven states set daily fatality records

America has now recorded more than 150,000 COVID-19 fatalities, reaching a grim new milestone in the coronavirus pandemic.  On Wednesday afternoon, Johns Hopkins University confirmed that 150,034 Americans have now died from highly-contagious virus, with more than half a dozen states clocking their highest daily number of fatalities in the past 24 hours.   American citizens … Read more

Coronavirus US: Cases in Texas nursing homes DOUBLED in July

Nursing homes with higher rates of deficiencies and complaints were more likely to report cases of the novel coronavirus, a new study suggests. Researchers found nursing homes without cases had 20% fewer deficiencies – such as lack of infection control programs, improper medication handling and fire hazard risks – than facilities that did have cases. … Read more

Leaked White House document says 18 states are in covid ‘red zone’

A leaked White House document shows that 18 states – including Texas, Florida and Arizona – are in the ‘red zone’ for high numbers of COVID-19 cases and rates of positive tests, driving experts to advise they roll back reopenings, close bars and mandate mask-wearing as the US shatter its previous single-day record with more … Read more

Taking hormone replacement therapy to cope with the menopause ‘cuts risk of common infections’ 

Taking hormone replacement therapy to cope with the menopause ‘cuts risk of common infections’ New evidence from the University of Texas found women who took HRT had a greater variety of beneficial bacteria in their urine which reduces risk of UTIs The study confirmed theory that postmenopausal women have more infections Researchers spoke to 75 … Read more

Incredible pictures of monster storm systems over America by photographer Adam Kyle Jackson

When it comes to weather, there’s only one thing we all like more than talking about it – and that’s looking at it. Especially when things get dramatic. And so it’s little wonder that storm-chasing photographer Adam Kyle Jackson, from Texas, has garnered almost 60,000 followers on Instagram – because he posts absolutely jaw-dropping pictures … Read more

Coronavirus US: Hospitals’ ICU survival rates vary hugely

More than one THIRD of coronavirus patients were admitted to ICUs between March and April DIED within 28 days, study claims Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers analyzed data on more than 2,000 ICU patients in 65 hospitals  They found wide variation from facility to facility, with death rates as low as six percent in some … Read more