A man receives controversial transplant of genetically modified pig heart

News 01/11/22, 00:34

Despite ethical controversies, Dave Bennett, 57, a resident of Maryland, USA, agreed to receive a genetically modified pig heart as an alternative solution to his heart problem.  The surgery lasted nine hours as doctors attached Bennett to the heart of a one-year-old, 240-pound pig bred explicitly for this purpose at the ...

Five deaths from rabies in the US last year, the most for a decade

News 01/08/22, 05:57

Rabies is a virus that infects the central nervous system and is typically lethal to both animals and humans. The disease is conveyed mainly by the bite of an infected animal, with bat interactions accounting for most infections in the United States in recent years. Five people died of rabies in ...

Andrew Cuomo to face no charges in handling nursing home COVID-19 deaths

New York 01/06/22, 15:25

An investigation into Andrew Cuomo's handling of nursing home COVID-19 deaths is closed with no charges against the former New York governor, according to Fox News. Early this week, Elkan Abramowitz, a former federal prosecutor who represents Cuomo, said that the Elder Care Unit from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office informed him that they ...

In the shadow of the Genocide Olympics, partial shutdown in Ningbo, China

China 01/06/22, 01:13

The partial closure of Ningbo in China's eastern Zhejiang province, which has resulted in fewer drivers and trucks, has generated concerns about supply for major fashion firms such as Nike and Adidas. Ningbo is the world's busiest port in tonnage and third in daily container handling. However, the emergence of the ...

French President says he will make life miserable for the unvaccinated

News 01/05/22, 15:30

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, using vulgar language, said he would make life miserable for people who do not want to be vaccinated at a televised press conference in which he announced new measures to mitigate the pandemic. Macron was responding to a nurse during a question-and-answer session with readers ...

Newborn baby found alive in Air Mauritius plane toilet bin

News 01/04/22, 09:05

On New Year's Day, a newborn baby was discovered abandoned but alive inside a garbage can on an Air Mauritius jet. The aircraft, registered 3B-NBU, took off from Antananarivo (TNR), Madagascar's capital and largest city, at 17:08 local time and arrived at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius at 19:39 ...

US: flights canceled, school classes delayed: Omicron pushing record highs

News 01/04/22, 04:30

People who flew home from their holidays had their flights canceled or delayed in the first week of the new year because of the pandemic. FlightAware data shows that more than 2,500 U.S. flights and more than 4,100 worldwide were canceled on Sunday, 2. Many airlines started blaming COVID-19 infections in flight crews for ...