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UK health officials warn parents to be vigilant after 6 child deaths linked to Strep A infections

UK health officials warn parents to be vigilant after 6 child deaths linked to Strep A infections

Strep A – or group A strep (GAS) – is a bacterial infection of the throat or skin, which usually occurs during the winter months. Half Point Images | time | Getty Images UK health officials are warning parents to be vigilant after a recent spate of serious Strep A infections led to the deaths …

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Drug addiction deaths rose sharply among older Americans in 2020

Drug addiction deaths rose sharply among older Americans in 2020

Deaths from drug addiction, particularly alcohol and opioids, rose sharply among older Americans in 2020, the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, as shutdowns disrupted routines and isolation and fear has spread, federal health researchers reported Wednesday. Alcohol and opioid-related deaths remained much less common among older people than among middle-aged and younger people, and …

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