Study: A popular synthetic chemical linked to 107,000 early deaths annually in US

News 10/12/21, 06:11

Phthalate, a synthetic chemical found in hundreds of consumer products, may cause the premature deaths of more than 100,000 American people a year, according to a new study released on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Pollution, found that between 91,000 and 107,000 people aged 55 to ...

The secret to the long life of China’s CCP cadres

News 10/09/21, 18:21

Beijing held a military parade and public show to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1, 2019. The three Chinese presidents, Xi Jinping, Jiang Zemin, and Hu Jintao, rarely appear in the same photograph. However, Mr. Jiang Zemin, who is 93 ...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashton Kutcher invest in lab-grown meat industry

News 10/09/21, 16:32

It seems that the lab-grown meat industry is an increasingly attractive business for Hollywood celebrities. Recently, actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashton Kutcher invested money in companies dedicated to producing artificial meat intended to replace real meat. Kutcher and Israeli manager and writer Guy Oseary lead a group that includes other showbiz ...

NIH director Francis Collins to resign amid gain-of-function research scandal

News 10/06/21, 22:17

Francis Collins, the longtime director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will resign by the end of this year, the NIH announced in a news release on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Having served three U.S. presidents over more than 12 years, Collins is the longest-serving presidentially appointed NIH director. "It has been ...

No food is known to cause cancer, but you can get sick from eating wrong

News 10/06/21, 18:46

To be classified as a carcinogen, convincing evidence must link the intake of a food or drink to an elevated cancer risk and demonstrate how cancer may develop as a result.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization divides carcinogens into five categories based on ...

AstraZeneca requests emergency authorization for coronavirus drug cocktail

News 10/06/21, 16:15

An Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company wants regulatory approval for new medication that could dramatically help COVID-19 patients reduce the risk of developing symptoms. AstraZeneca is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and foreign governments to authorize emergency use for its AZD7442 antibody cocktail. The first protective injection against the virus ...

Biden overturns Trump-era ban on federally funding abortion clinics

News 10/05/21, 16:25

Joe Biden's administration reversed the previous president's policy against giving taxpayer money to organisations that kill unborn babies on Oct. 4. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will rescind a Donald Trump-era ban on federally funding clinics that terminate pregnancies. HHS will also let service providers refer patients to ...

Legal battle: Appeal court allows Title 42 continuation

Central America 10/02/21, 04:14

U.S. appeals court on Thursday, Sept. 30 allowed the Biden administration to keep expelling illegal migrants due to COVID-19 risks. The border policy, known as Title 42, materialized under the Trump administration when the COVID-19 pandemic started to reveal its devastating power in March 2020.  Under the policy, officials can directly return ...

What Norway reclassifying COVID means

News 09/30/21, 01:43

When Norway reclassified COVID-19 as a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), it did not mean health officials in this country thought the virus was as ordinary as flu.  On Sept. 25, the Norwegian government lifted all COVID-19 restrictions and allowed its community back to normal operations after 561 days of the harshest ...

Child dies from brain-eating amoeba after visiting Texas splash pad

News 09/29/21, 05:32

Officials reported Monday Sept. 27 that a Texas child died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba detected in a Texas splash where the boy had visited, and that an investigation revealed gaps in water-quality testing at several parks.According to Tarrant County Public Health officials, on Sept. 5 a child had ...

CDC director: Potential loss of unvaccinated health care personnel ‘a challenge’

News 09/29/21, 04:37

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, on Monday, Sept. 27, said she supports mandatory vaccines for healthcare workers but acknowledged that the consequent labor shortages could be a problem. "We have seen that these vaccine mandates get more people vaccinated," Walensky expressed her enthusiasm for the enhanced vaccine campaign in an interview with ...