Pandemic lockdowns linked to decline in US twin births, study suggests | World News

Reduced access to infertility treatments early in the pandemic may have contributed to a drop in twin births, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest. The number of twin births fell 7% between 2019 and 2020 – from 120,291 to 112,437 – compared to an average 2%-per-year decline from 2014 to … Read more

Covid should be renamed in China, medical expert says. Here’s why | World News

China should change its official name for Covid-19 to reflect the virus’ mutation, and patients with light symptoms should be allowed to quarantine at home, a leading expert on traditional Chinese medicine said, Reuters reported. Gu Xiaohong told the state-run Beijing Daily newspaper that the coronavirus’ Chinese name, which identifies it as a pneumonia-causing disease, … Read more

UK may face ‘prolonged period’ of excess deaths following pandemic. Here’s why | World News

Britain will face a “prolonged period” of excess deaths after operations were cancelled and people avoided the NHS during the pandemic, Sir Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance said, Telegraph reported. The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England and Chief Scientific Adviser made the comments in a report on the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. … Read more

Former US President Bill Clinton tests positive for Covid-19 | World News

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Wednesday he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I’ve tested positive for Covid. I’ve had mild symptoms, but I’m doing fine overall and keeping myself busy at home,” he said in a tweet. Subscribe to our best newsletters Subscribed to newsletter successfully Thank you for subscribing to our Daily … Read more