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Hospitals are OVERCOUNTING children admitted for Covid, study suggests

Hospitals are OVERCOUNTING children admitted for Covid: Nearly half of kids recorded as needing inpatient treatment for virus were likely there for something else (and just happened to test positive), study suggests Stanford University research analyzed data on 117 kids who had tested positive for COVID-19 as inpatients at its pediatric hospital  Only about 55% of… Read More »

Short sleep contributes to greater dementia risk, study suggests

Middle-aged adults who sleep six hours or less face an increased risk for dementia, compared to those who regularly clock in seven hours of shut-eye, according to a large-scale study spanning 25 years. The results suggested persistent short sleep among adults aged 50, 60, and 70 were linked to a 30% greater dementia risk, which held… Read More »