Something in your eyes can tell if you’re at risk of premature death, study finds

Something in your eyes can tell if you’re at risk of premature death, study finds

A quick and painless scan of the human eyeball could one day help doctors identify “rapid aging,” which poses an increased risk of early mortality. Aging obviously has an impact on everyone’s body, but just because two people have the same number of years under their belt doesn’t mean they physically decline at the same … Read more

NT records 625 COVID-19 cases, record total, as hospital admissions hit 43

NT records 625 COVID-19 cases, record total, as hospital admissions hit 43

COVID-related hospital admissions in the Northern Territory rose to 43, with 625 new cases of the virus recorded during the last reporting period. Key points: The NT recorded more than 600 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time, in what is a new daily record New cases have been detected in prisons, a hostel … Read more

Elcho Island, Yirrkala in eastern Arnhem Land, has been quarantined as NT records 284 new cases of COVID-19

Elcho Island, Yirrkala in eastern Arnhem Land, has been quarantined as NT records 284 new cases of COVID-19

Two communities in east Arnhem Land will be quarantined after the Northern Territory recorded another 284 cases of COVID-19 overnight. There are now 39 people with COVID-19 in hospital in the Northern Territory, down slightly from 44 on Sunday. Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison said Elcho Island would enter a seven-day lockdown from 2pm today … Read more

Feds investigating whether SC ‘unnecessarily’ institutionalizes people with mental illnesses

Feds investigating whether SC ‘unnecessarily’ institutionalizes people with mental illnesses

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Officials with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced Wednesday that they have launched an investigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to determine whether the state of Carolina Sud subjected adults with mental illness to unnecessary institutionalization and the risk of institutionalization in adult homes. According to Justice … Read more

Vancouver hospitals are already on the brink of crisis with the coming wave of COVID – TheTyee.ca

Vancouver hospitals are already on the brink of crisis with the coming wave of COVID – TheTyee.ca

Vancouver hospitals are already on the brink of crisis with the coming COVID surgeLeTyee.ca .

Food distributors hit by ‘catastrophic’ COVID staff shortage, forcing some restaurants to close

Food distributors hit by ‘catastrophic’ COVID staff shortage, forcing some restaurants to close

It’s a Thursday afternoon and restaurant owner David Flynn is trying to get last minute supplies for his Brisbane restaurant. His Gold Coast restaurant Rick Shores has been closed for days due to staff shortages linked to COVID. But now it also faces shortages of essential food items for its other restaurant, Southside, which has … Read more

Victoria has fewer COVID-19 cases than New South Wales, so why are more people dying?

Victoria has fewer COVID-19 cases than New South Wales, so why are more people dying?

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how quickly fortunes can change. Less than a month ago, Victoria had more cases of COVID-19 than New South Wales. Now, weeks later, NSW has more than three times as many active cases as its neighbor to the south. This is largely due to the super-infectious variant … Read more