World Live Updates COVID-19 cases
  • USA 5,002,080
    USA
    Total: 5,002,080
    Active: 2,287,725
    Recovered: 2,552,217
    Death: 162,138
  • Brazil 2,873,304
    Brazil
    Total: 2,873,304
    Active: 754,975
    Recovered: 2,020,637
    Death: 97,692
  • India 1,964,536
    India
    Total: 1,964,536
    Active: 595,501
    Recovered: 1,328,336
    Death: 40,699
  • Russia 871,894
    Russia
    Total: 871,894
    Active: 180,931
    Recovered: 676,357
    Death: 14,606
  • South Africa 529,877
    South Africa
    Total: 529,877
    Active: 143,313
    Recovered: 377,266
    Death: 9,298
  • Mexico 456,100
    Mexico
    Total: 456,100
    Active: 101,694
    Recovered: 304,708
    Death: 49,698
  • Peru 447,624
    Peru
    Total: 447,624
    Active: 120,966
    Recovered: 306,430
    Death: 20,228
  • Chile 366,671
    Chile
    Total: 366,671
    Active: 16,614
    Recovered: 340,168
    Death: 9,889
  • Spain 354,530
    Spain
    Total: 354,530
    Active: 326,030
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 28,500
  • UK 308,134
    UK
    Total: 308,134
    Active: 261,721
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 46,413

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A high level of interest prompted Parkinson's Foundation experts to analyse all of the existing research related to marijuana and Parkinson's disease.

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There has long been a controversy whether men who identify as bisexual are genuinely bisexual.

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Scientists found that a low-carbohydrate diet might protect against the vision-robbing disease glaucoma.

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Disturbed sleep in an asthma patient can be a red flag indicating their asthma isn't well-controlled.

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The most important health question about napping may be the reason why you're taking that nap in the first place.

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