• COVID-19 leading cause of death in people with diabetes in fourth quarter of 2020

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The proportion of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in people with diabetes in the U.S. in the last 3 months of 2020 was slightly higher than the percentage of people who died due to cardiovascular disease or diabetes, according to study data.
    In a letter published in Diabetes Care, researchers found the rate of all-cause mortality in people with diabetes increased from the third quarter of 2019 through the fourth quarter of 2020, with the higher rate primarily due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 deaths.
    “All-cause mortality for diabetes remained stable before the COVID-19 pandemic but surged
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  • Last survivor of notorious Sandakan POW death camp dies of COVID complications

    Last survivor of notorious Sandakan POW death camp dies of COVID complications

    1 month ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    Historian Lynette Silver said Billy Young was “irrepressible, even in captivity. His will to survive carried him through torture and interrogation, enabling him to endure months of solitary confinement.”
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