Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Death by homelessness: Living on the streets cuts lives short, study finds – Cronkite News

Photo: Elizabeth DaCosta shares resources with Troy Burell as she conducts the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count in downtown Phoenix. (File photo by Monserrat Apud/Cronkite News) Living on the streets isn’t just dangerous. It’s deadly, a new study finds. Older people who live in homeless shelters, encampments or without traditional housing are 3.5 times more likely


US move to shorten COVID-19 isolation stirs confusion, doubt

U.S. health officials’ decision to shorten the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to five is drawing criticism from some medical experts and could create more confusion and fear among Americans. To the dismay of some authorities, the new guidelines allow people to leave isolation without getting tested to see if they

Mental Health

‘I was struggling to survive’: Event raises awareness for suicide prevention

Approximately 130 Americans die by suicide every day, according to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. Kirsty Hallam, 31, from Liverpool, United Kingdom, was almost one of them. Hallam shared her story in an essay at the annual “Stay” event, which was focused on suicide awareness prevention and put on by Only Human, a company that sells

Vaccine mandates

GOP embraces natural immunity as substitute for vaccines

Republicans fighting President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandates are wielding a new weapon against the White House rules: natural immunity. They contend that people who have recovered from the virus have enough immunity and antibodies to not need COVID-19 vaccines, and the concept has been invoked by Republicans as a sort of stand-in for vaccines.

Border Towns

Nogales businesses hope reopening the border will reverse losses from pandemic

After 19 months, this Arizona border city will reopen Monday to nonessential travelers from Mexico, giving its 20,000 residents hope that business – and life – may return to pre-pandemic normal. Fully vaccinated Mexicans will be able to shop just in time for the holidays, normally a booming time of year, when, pre-pandemic, Nogales averaged