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REFILE-Motor skill training improves pain, function in chronic low back pain

(Fixes typo in para 7 of Dec 31 story.) By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Motor skill training (MST) can have lasting beneficial effects for people with chronic low back pain (LBP), a new

South African variant may resist current antibody treatments

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The variant of the new coronavirus identified in South Africa can resist, or "escape," antibodies that neutralize earlier versions of the virus, scientists have found. The

B cells will remember how to make COVID-19 antibodies

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - People who have recovered from COVID-19 can likely mount a fast and effective response to the virus if they encounter it again because their B cells will remember how to

Oxford scientists preparing vaccine versions to combat emerging virus variants -The Telegraph

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Oxford scientists are preparing to rapidly produce new versions of their vaccine to combat emerging more contagious COVID-19 variants discovered in the UK, South Africa

Maternal autoimmune disease associated with ADHD in offspring

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children of women with autoimmune diseases may be at increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. Researchers examined

Denosumab promising for osteolysis after total hip replacement

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Denosumab showed biological efficacy against osteolysis after total hip replacement in a proof-of-concept trial. "Denosumab is already a well-established

ED sonographic score helps rule in or exclude acute cholecystitis

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A bedside scoring tool could help identify or rule out sonographic acute cholecystitis (SAC) in the emergency department (ED), researchers say. The study

Stem-cell transplant appears to provide long-lasting benefit for people with multiple sclerosis

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (aHSCT) appears to provide lasting benefits for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a

UPDATE 1-WHO plans slew of COVID-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout

(adds new WHO document) By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to approve several COVID-19 vaccines from Western and Chinese manufacturers in coming

Amazon offers to help U.S. with vaccine efforts in letter to President Biden

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters)Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday offered to help with the United States' efforts involving the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, seen by

New COVID-19 variant defeats plasma treatment, mABs, may reduce vaccine efficacy

By Reuters Staff JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa can evade the antibodies that attack it in treatments using blood plasma from previously recovered

Biden to hit reset on nation's fight against COVID-19 on his first day as president

By Susan Heavey and Gabriella Borter WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Wednesday will immediately reset the nation's response to the COVID-19 crisis when he heads to the Oval Office after

Madrid begins mass testing young people for COVID-19

By Reuters Staff MADRID (Reuters) - Health authorities in Madrid began mass testing hundreds of young people for COVID-19 at universities on Wednesday to detect asymptomatic carriers in one of the

Surgical plating no better than closed reduction for distal radius fractures

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Surgical plating is not superior to closed reduction at improving pain or function in older adults with displaced distal radius fractures, a new study suggests.

Europe's COVID shot party gives way to Pfizer vaccine delay headache

By Reuters Staff ZURICH (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc is facing criticism, and potential legal action, over its surprise move to temporarily delay COVID-19 vaccine shipments to European countries that fear

Merck KGaA, GSK suffer lung cancer drug setback

By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Merck KGaA's drug development programme has suffered a setback with its most important experimental drug, cancer treatment bintrafusp alfa, failing early in its

EXCLUSIVE-WHO plans slew of COVID-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout - document

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to approve several COVID-19 vaccines from Western and Chinese manufacturers in the coming weeks and months, an

The silent epidemic: Abuse against Spanish women rises during lockdown

By Clara-Laeila Laudette MADRID (Reuters) - Fewer Spanish women were killed by their partner or ex-partner in 2020 than in previous years, but that statistic masks a rise in gender-based violence as

EXPLAINER-COVID-19 vaccine shots add to confusion over China's tests for travellers

By Reuters Staff BEIJING (Reuters) - A coronavirus antibody test that China has made mandatory for arriving travellers has provoked concerns over its effectiveness after one of a team of international

India, 'pharmacy of the world', starts COVID vaccine shipments to neighbours

By Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India started delivering coronavirus vaccines to its neighbours on Wednesday, the foreign ministry said, flagging off a drive to garner goodwill in an often

U.S. Surgeon General resigns at Biden's request -MSNBC

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has resigned at President-elect Joe Biden's request, MSNBC reported on Wednesday, as Biden was poised to be sworn in as the

ADT add-ons helpful in metastatic prostate cancer

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Addition of abiraterone acetate or apalutamide to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC)

Androgen receptor has potent anti-tumor activity in ER+ breast cancer

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The androgen receptor acts as a potent tumor suppressor in estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer and could be harnessed as an alternative or

Automated sepsis screening tool had advantages in the pediatric ED

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An automated sepsis screening tool embedded in the electronic health record has dramatically increased compliance with sepsis screening in the pediatric

WHO chief welcomes EU proposal for pandemic preparedness treaty

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday welcomed an EU proposal to negotiate a global treaty on pandemic preparedness as a way to guarantee

EU reports nearly 300,000 excess deaths in 8 months of 2020

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Around 297,500 more people died in the European Union between March and October last year compared with the same period in 2016 to 2019, according to EU data published on

Israel includes pregnant women on COVID-19 vaccines priority list

By Reuters Staff JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has included pregnant women among those getting priority access to COVID-19 vaccines, seeing no risk to them or their foetuses, a senior public health

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant found in Britain -study

By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT (Reuters)The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is likely to protect against a more infectious variant of the virus discovered in Britain which has spread

REFILE-ACG issues first-ever IBS clinical-practice guideline

(Fixes typo in para 12 of Dec 22 story.) By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Advances in diagnostic testing and therapeutic options for irritable-bowel syndrome (IBS) has led the American

Young children need higher atropine concentrations to curb myopia

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Younger children require higher concentrations of atropine to achieve similar reductions in myopia progression as older children on lower concentrations,

Strongest evidence backs two tools for evaluating older people with cancer

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A systematic review and meta-analysis has pinpointed the Geriatric-8 and VES-13 as assessment tools with the strongest evidence for use with older adults

UPDATE 1-Abbott's COVID-19 antigen test may help with faster detection, isolation - CDC

(Adds expert comment, paragraph 8) By Vishwadha Chander (Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories' rapid COVID-19 antigen test is highly likely to correctly detect if people have ever contracted the virus and

COVID-19 mortality higher when ICUs packed with COVID patients

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - The more full an ICU is with COVID-19 patients, the higher the mortality rate, a new study finds. An analysis of outcomes from more than 8,000 patients admitted to

Cash-strapped Venezuela cannot join COVAX vaccine program, PAHO says

By Cassandra Garrison, Diego Oré and Brian Ellsworth MEXICO CITY/CARACAS (Reuters) - The timeline has closed for Venezuela to join the COVAX facility for COVID-19 vaccines, an official with the Pan

Moderna says possible allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccine under investigation

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Moderna Inc said on Tuesday it had received a report from California's health department that several people at a center in San Diego were treated for possible allergic

Spanish medics take folding vaccination centre to rural areas

By Reuters Staff ORONOZ-MUGAIRE, Spain (Reuters) - As Spain widens its coronavirus vaccination campaign beyond nursing homes, health workers in northern Spain have deployed a mobile vaccination

Abbott's COVID-19 antigen test may help with faster detection, isolation - CDC

By Vishwadha Chander (Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories' rapid COVID-19 antigen test is highly likely to correctly detect if people have ever contracted the virus and could help with earlier isolation,

Backers of IP waiver for COVID-19 drugs make fresh push at WTO

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) - South Africa and India argued in favour of a waiver of intellectual property rights on COVID-19 drugs and vaccines at a closed-door meeting of the World Trade

Sputnik-AstraZeneca vaccine trials to start in February, says R-Pharm

By Polina Nikolskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) - Human trials of a coronavirus vaccine combining Russia's Sputnik V shot with that developed by Britain's AstraZeneca and Oxford University are expected to start

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Pandemic could be WHO's Chernobyl moment for reform - review panel

(Corrects to "unknown" from "known" in paragraph 6 quote) By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic could be the catalyst for much-needed reform of the

UPDATE 1-Pandemic could be WHO's Chernobyl moment for reform - review panel

(Adds China, US and EU reactions to report) By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic could be the catalyst for much-needed reform of the World Health

Inconsistent use of professional interpretation in pediatric EDs

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Families with limited English proficiency lack consistent access to professional interpreters in pediatric emergency departments, a new U.S. study suggests.

WHO health regulations need tweaks but not major change - panel

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Health Regulations remain a cornerstone of public health security and need improving in some areas, but not major changes, the chair of a World

Cannabis tied to self-harm, all-cause mortality in youth with mood disorders

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Youth with mood disorders are at increased risk for self-harm and all-cause mortality when they also have cannabis use disorder, a new study suggests. Researchers

US judge rejects 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli's bid for compassionate release from prison

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge rejected former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli's request to be freed from prison, rejecting his claim that his deteriorating mental

EU eyes scheme to share surplus COVID-19 vaccines with poorer nations

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union wants to set up a mechanism that would allow the sharing of surplus COVID-19 vaccines with poorer neighbouring states and Africa, the EU

No need to stop estrogen in transgender women before gender-affirming surgery

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transgender women can safely maintain their estrogen hormone therapy during gender-affirming surgery without an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (

SAVR an option for many low-risk patients excluded from clinical trials

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many patients who are excluded from clinical trials comparing transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) with surgical aortic-valve replacement (SAVR)

Another study supports the safety of common BP medications for COVID-19 patients

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II-receptor blockers (ARBs) can be safely continued in patients hospitalized with mild to

Japan eyes use of robots to boost COVID-19 testing as Olympics loom

By Reuters Staff TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's health minister watched a demonstration on Tuesday of a prototype automated COVID-19 testing machine that uses a robotic arm to take a sample from a person's

British hospitals use blockchain to track COVID-19 vaccines

By Tom Wilson LONDON (Reuters) - Two British hospitals are using blockchain technology to keep tabs on the storage and supply of temperature-sensitive COVID-19 vaccines, the companies behind the

New tool helps predict preterm birth, neonatal problems

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Progesterone metabolites in plasma coupled with patient factors can help identify pregnant women at risk for preterm delivery and neonatal morbidity,

European countries struggle to make most of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses

By John Miller and Matthias Blamont ZURICH/PARIS (Reuters) - Some European countries are drawing fewer than the approved six doses from Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine vials, meaning shots are

Brussels recommends vaccinating at least 70% of EU adults by summer

By Reuters Staff BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission recommended on Tuesday to vaccinate against COVID-19 at least 70% of the European Union's adult population by this summer, in an attempt

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Merck appeal in hepatitis C patent fight with Gilead

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Merck & Co Inc's bid to revive a $2.54 billion jury verdict it won against rival drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc for infringing a

Pandemic could be WHO's Chernobyl moment, review panel says

By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic could be the catalyst for much-needed reform of the World Health Organisation just as the Chernobyl nuclear

Biden taps Levine for key health role, in historic pick of transgender person

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday named Dr. Rachel Levine to service as assistant U.S. health secretary, a historic first as Levine would become the first

Noninvasive, personalized neuromodulation promising for obsessive-compulsive behavior

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Alternating current targeted to the orbitofrontal cortex and personalized to the brain's reward center improved obsessive compulsive behaviors for three

EU kicks off debate on vaccine travel certificates

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries kicked off a debate on Monday on whether people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine should have greater freedom to travel in the

More patients use crowdsourced fundraising campaigns to cover healthcare costs

By Carolyn Crist NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S. patients are using online fundraising platforms to raise money for their healthcare costs, particularly for cancer and injuries -- and unemployment

Primary care providers account for small proportion of low-value care

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Primary care providers account for very little of the low-value services received by Medicare beneficiaries, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data

Skin damage from UV light seen in sun-shielded skin

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - UV light-related skin damage is common even in skin cells typically shielded from the sun, regardless of a person's age, whereas endogenous DNA skin

Calcium chloride during CABG curbs subsequent atrial fibrillation

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Injecting calcium chloride (CaCl2) into the major atrial ganglionated plexi (GP) during isolated coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) appears to prompt a

Facing high drug costs, some U.S. cancer survivors buy prescriptions abroad

By Carolyn Crist NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S. cancer survivors who face difficulties in finding a doctor and affording their medications are more likely to purchase their prescriptions outside of

REFILE-Time to broaden warning on fluoroquinolones to all adults?

(Adds slug, with no changes to text.) By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study confirms and strengthens the association between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and increased risk of aortic

Time to broaden warning on fluoroquinolones to all adults?

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study confirms and strengthens the association between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and increased risk of aortic aneurysm, prompting calls to broaden

Barrett's esophagus common in women with scleroderma

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Barrett's esophagus (BE) is common in women with systemic sclerosis or scleroderma (SSc) and is often accompanied by dysplasia, according to the largest

Virtual post-discharge follow-up visits work for low-risk surgeries

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Virtual follow-up visits work well for patients who have had minimally invasive appendectomy or cholecystectomy, new research indicates. "Post-discharge

US and China clash at WHO over scientific mission in Wuhan

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States called on China on Monday to allow an expert team from the World Health Organization (WHO) to interview "care givers, former patients and lab

Multivalent nanobodies block coronavirus, even when it mutates

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Combining small antibodies called nanobodies into single molecules to block the novel coronavirus may be more effective than targeting it with conventional antibodies or

SARS-CoV-2 targets mitochondria

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Researchers have discovered an important line of attack used by the novel coronavirus: it targets the mitochondria, which not only generate the energy that powers a cell's

New olfactory dysfunction test may help diagnose mild COVID-19

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new rapid test, the Clinical Olfactory Dysfunction Assessment (CODA), uses paper strips and essential oils to help in the diagnosis of COVID-19,

Ultra-early tranexamic acid of no benefit for subarachnoid hemorrhage

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a ruptured aneurysm, ultra-early, short-term tranexamic acid (TXA) did not improve clinical outcomes in a

Assistive technology aids language learning in hearing-impaired children

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Children who are deaf or hard of hearing can learn to express themselves with longer phrases, take more turns in conversations, and develop more words in their

UPDATE 1-Biden names geneticist Lander for new Cabinet-level post, elevating role of science

(Adds comments by Lander, details on position) By Joey Roulette (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden named pioneering geneticist Eric Lander as the director of the Office of Science and

REFILE-Biden will keep Dr. Francis Collins as National Institutes of Health director - statement

(Corrects to "Institutes" in headline and first paragraph) By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will keep Dr. Francis Collins as head of the National Institutes of

Biden names geneticist Lander for new Cabinet-level post, elevating role of science

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will name pioneering geneticist Eric Lander as the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, his transition team said on

Biden will keep Dr. Francis Collins as National Institute of Health director - statement

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will keep Dr. Francis Collins as head of the National Institute of Health, his transition team said in a press release Friday.

Men more likely to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, have worse outcomes

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Men appear to be more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, and to have worse outcomes across all adult age groups, a new study finds. An analysis of data from

Proposed revisions to lung-cancer-screening eligibility criteria may not go far enough

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Revised draft guidelines on lung-cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may increase rates of lung-cancer screening for

Brazil airlifts emergency oxygen in, sick babies out of pandemic-battered Manaus

By Bruno Kelly MANAUS, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's Air Force delivered emergency supplies of oxygen on Friday to the jungle state of Amazonas, and premature babies were to be airlifted to other states

UPDATE 1-Fast-spreading UK coronavirus variant could be dominant in U.S. by March, CDC says

(Recasts, adds details from report throughout, adds link to report) By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new, highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus first discovered in Britain could

UPDATE 1-COVID-19 infection gives some immunity, but virus can still be spread, study finds

(Updates story originally published January 14 with link to study preprint) By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - People who have had COVID-19 are highly likely to have immunity to it for at least five

UPDATE 1-Biden chooses former FDA chief Kessler to help lead U.S. vaccine drive

(Recasts, adds 500,000 death prediction, details, quotes) By Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen David Kessler, the ex-head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

More transmissible UK coronavirus variant found in 10 U.S. states, CDC says

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new, more transmissible variant of the coronavirus first discovered in Britain has been detected in 10 U.S. states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and

EU eyes 'Vaxproof' document to revive travel, but concerns over vaccine hesitancy

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is working on a vaccine certificate, dubbed "Vaxproof", that could help restore cross-border travel, EU officials said, but the plan

EU states warn of risks to vaccination credibility as Pfizer slows supplies

By Francesco Guarascio and Andrius Sytas BRUSSELS/VILNUS (Reuters) - European governments said the credibility of their vaccination programmes was at risk on Friday after U.S. pharmaceutical firm

ANALYSIS-Biden's federal boost to vaccine rollout is critical to speeding inoculations

By Carl O'Donnell and Rebecca Spalding (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden's plan to boost the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, including by spending $20 billion to create mass vaccination centers, should

Dutch government quits over 'colossal stain' of tax subsidy scandal

By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government resigned on Friday, accepting responsibility for wrongful accusations of fraud by the tax authorities that drove

South African scientists discover new chemicals that kill malaria parasite

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 15 (Reuters) - South African scientists have discovered chemical compounds that could potentially be used for a new line of drugs to treat malaria and even kill the parasite in its

EXCLUSIVE-International COVID-19 vaccine poll shows higher mistrust of Russia, China shots

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - People across the world are generally likely to say yes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine, but would be more distrustful of shots made in China or Russia than those

Instagram influencers are a vaccine priority in wary Indonesia

By Stanley Widianto and Kate Lamb JAKARTA (Reuters) - Among the first in the queue for coronavirus vaccines in Indonesia has been one conspicuous group - social media influencers. Alongside President

Guatemalan families mourn death of children as hunger spreads

By Sofia Menchu LA PALMILLA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Two-year-old Yesmin Anayeli Perez died this week of illnesses linked to malnutrition, the third small child to die from similar causes in an

Group-based parenting programs help early childhood development in Kenya

By Carolyn Crist NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parenting programs in Kenya with peer groups of mothers and children improved cognitive, language and socioemotional development among young children,

Basophil activation test can limit need for oral food challenges in nut, seed allergies

By Scott Baltic NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In children with one or more nut allergies who have undergone skin prick and specific IgE testing, the basophil activation test (BAT) can reduce the number

Benralizumab improves health-related quality of life in severe eosinophilic asthma

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a phase-3b trial confirm and extend the efficacy of benralizumab for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma, showing early and sustained

Model to predict bleeding, thrombotic risks may help tailor PCI management

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Clinical decision-making at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in certain patients can be aided by a model which takes into account both

Racial disparities in common surgeries persist in the United States

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite national initiatives aimed at reducing racial disparities in healthcare, these disparities persist in patients undergoing major surgical procedures

WHO-led team in China will start meetings online from quarantine

By Thomas Peter and John Geddie WUHAN, China/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of COVID-19 are to begin virtual meetings with their Chinese hosts

French mortality rate rose 9% in 2020 due to COVID-19

By Reuters Staff PARIS (Reuters) - France's overall mortality rate in 2020, inflated by the COVID-19 pandemic, was nine percent higher than in the previous two years, provisional data released by

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