The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic
Written by Tim Snaith on July 10, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has dominated the headlines, and our daily lives, for most of this year. Medical News Today have covered this fast-moving, complex story with live updates on the latest news, interviews with experts, and an ongoing investigation into the deep racial disparities that COVID-19 has unmasked.
However, this has not stopped us from publishing hundreds of fascinating stories on a myriad of other topics.
This week, our readers have been captivated by subjects as diverse as a possible benefit of low-to-moderate drinking, what to do if you fall in a nettle patch, and the six best exercises for weight loss.
Readers have also been interested in how a new urine test could help identify the best diet for your biological type and why we shouldn’t be too concerned about a recent outbreak of bubonic plague.
Here are 10 recent stories that people may have missed amid all the COVID-19 fervor.
1. What are the nonmedical factors most closely linked to death risk?
Share on PinterestWhat are the top nonmedical factors associated with death?
Our most-read article this week looks at new research that identifies the top 10 social and behavioral factors linked to an increased risk of dying. Smoking, alcohol misuse, and divorce feature prominently, but those who have never been married are also at risk.
Learn more here.