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Russia sees over 10,000 new virus cases for fourth day in row

Russia recorded more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases for the fourth day in a row on Wednesday, surpassing Germany to become the country with the sixth-highest number of confirmed infections. Russia has emerged as a new hotspot for the virus and in recent days has been recording the highest number of new infections in Europe. […]

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Over 2.5 mn confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Over 2.5 million people have been confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus worldwide, with 80 percent of cases in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally Tuesday based on official figures. There have been 2,503,429 recorded cases and 172,551 deaths around the world. Europe, the most affected continent, […]

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U.S. heroin use nearly doubled over two decades

(HealthDay)—Nearly twice as many people in the United States used heroin in 2018 as did in 2002, a new government study shows. “I think the rise in heroin use is probably precipitated by prescription opioid abuse. People tend to move from prescription opioids to heroin because it’s cheaper and easier to obtain,” said Dr. Lawrence […]