Researchers in Brazil Struggle to Get Solid COVID-19 Death Counts
Researchers in Brazil Struggle to Get Solid COVID-19 Death Counts
After combing through data on public death notices in Minas Gerais state, scientists say the coronavirus death toll in the country is worse than reported.
Researchers in Brazil Struggle to Get Solid COVID-19 Death Counts
Researchers in Brazil Struggle to Get Solid COVID-19 Death Counts

After combing through data on public death notices in Minas Gerais state, scientists say the coronavirus death toll in the country is worse than reported.

After combing through data on public death notices in Minas Gerais state, scientists say the coronavirus death toll in the country is worse than reported.

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Spending Bill Boosts US Science Budgets, Unlocks Gun Research
Spending Bill Boosts US Science Budgets, Unlocks Gun Research
Ashley Yeager | Dec 17, 2019
The legislative package for 2020 allots $25 million for gun-violence research, which has been on hold for more than two decades.
Metabolic Biomarker “Score” May Predict Death in Next 5–10 Years
Metabolic Biomarker “Score” May Predict Death in Next 5–10 Years
Emma Yasinski | Aug 20, 2019
The researchers intend for the tool to eventually help doctors make treatment decisions.
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Abby Olena | Aug 14, 2019
In Niger, fewer kids die when health workers administer azithromycin routinely, perhaps because of a shift in the composition of gut microbes.
Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths
Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 3, 2019
About 70 gray whales have been found dead this year on the west coast of the US.
Genetic Mutation that Prevents HIV Infection Tied to Earlier Death
Genetic Mutation that Prevents HIV Infection Tied to Earlier Death
Emma Yasinski | Jun 3, 2019
Those with two copies of the Δ32 allele in the CCR5 gene are 21 percent more likely to die by age 76, although it’s not clear why.
Image of the Day: Beached Birds
Image of the Day: Beached Birds
Chia-Yi Hou | May 30, 2019
Biologists recover the bodies of puffins from a mass mortality event.
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Jef Akst | May 28, 2019
A comparison of thousands of former athletes in the two sports finds that NFL players were more likely than MLB players to die from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular.
CDC Reports About 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Each Year in the US
CDC Reports About 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Each Year in the US
Chia-Yi Hou | May 8, 2019
Black women and Native American women die roughly three times more often than white women, and 60 percent of all maternal deaths may be preventable.
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2018
A demographer’s model suggests the “mortality plateau” in the extreme elderly could be explained by clerical errors. Not everyone agrees.