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Men Urged to Limit Alcohol to One Drink a Day Amid New Concerns – The Wall Street Journal

A federal committee’s recommendation for new U.S. dietary guidelines comes as a 20-year rise in Americans’ drinking accelerates during the pandemic

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Men should consume no more than one alcoholic drink a day, according to a federal committees recommendations for new U.S. dietary guidelines.
Thats a reduction from the current recommended limit of two drinks a day, and matches the guidance for women. The shift reflects scientists evolving thinking on moderate drinking, and comes as a 20-year rise in Americans drinking is accelerating during the pandemic.
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COVID-19 Death Rates Are Going Down, And Not Just Among The Young And Healthy : Shots – Health News – NPR

More hospitalized patients are surviving than early in the pandemic. Improved treatments make a big difference, but so does flattening the curve to keep hospita…

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COVID-19 mortality rates are going down, according to studies of two large hospital systems, partly thanks to improvements in treatment. Here, clinicians care for a patient in July at an El Centro, Calif., hospital.
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Two new peer-reviewed studies are showing a sharp drop in mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The drop is seen in all groups, including older patients and those with underlying conditions, suggesting that physicians are getting better at helping …

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1081 more COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths reported in Utah Tuesday – KSL.com

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,081 on Tuesday, with five more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

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SALT LAKE CITY Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,081 on Tuesday, with five more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 1,251, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 14.8%.
The new numbers indicate a 1.1% increase in positive cases since Monday. Of the 986,424 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 9.9% have tested positive f…

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NC hits new one-day high in coronavirus deaths – WRAL.com

With three days left until North Carolina’s current restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus expire, the state’s trend lines related to the virus continu…

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By Matthew Burns, WRAL.com senior producer/politics editor, & Keely Arthur, WRAL reporter
Raleigh, N.C. — With three days left until North Carolina’s current restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus expire, the state’s trend lines related to the virus continue to look troubling.
Fifty-three virus-related deaths were reported statewide on Tuesday, marking the highest one-day total during the pandemic. Meanwhile, 1,203 people are hospitalized across the state with COVID-19, which is t…

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