Canadian province tries decriminalizing medication to struggle overdose disaster

VANCOUVER, Jan 31 (Reuters) – The western Canadian province of British Columbia on Tuesday started a three-year pilot program to cease prosecuting folks for carrying small quantities of heroin, meth, ecstasy, or crack cocaine, as a part of an effort to struggle a drug overdose disaster. B.C. accounts for a few third of the 32,000 … Read more

U.S. CDC nonetheless potential stroke danger from Pfizer bivalent COVID shot

Jan 26 (Reuters) – New information from one U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) database reveals a doable stroke danger hyperlink for older adults who acquired an up to date Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 booster shot, however the sign is weaker than what the company had flagged earlier in January, well being officers … Read more

North Korea locks down capital metropolis over ‘respiratory sickness’

SEOUL, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Authorities within the North Korean capital Pyongyang have ordered a five-day lockdown as a result of rising circumstances of an unspecified respiratory sickness, the Russian embassy and Seoul-based NK Information reported on Wednesday, citing a authorities discover. The discover, shared by the embassy on its Fb web page, mentioned {that … Read more

Wall Road totters after blended earnings, commerce halt glitch

SEC investigating NYSE opening bell glitch 3M slides on downbeat Q1 forecast J&J falls on gross sales warning; GE down on weak revenue view Microsoft to report quarterly earnings after market shut Indexes: Dow up 0.18%, S&P 500 off 0.13%, Nasdaq down 0.25% NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Wall Road was blended on Tuesday … Read more

Unique: WHO investigating hyperlinks between cough syrup deaths, considers recommendation for folks

Jan 24 (Reuters) – The World Well being Group (WHO) is investigating whether or not there’s any connection between producers whose contaminated cough syrups it has linked to the deaths of greater than 300 kids in three international locations, an individual acquainted with the matter instructed Reuters. Citing “unacceptable ranges” of poisons within the merchandise, … Read more

WHO urges ‘speedy motion’ after cough syrup deaths

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The World Well being Group has referred to as for “speedy and concerted motion” to guard youngsters from contaminated medicines after a spate of kid deaths linked to cough syrups final 12 months. In 2022, greater than 300 youngsters – primarily aged below 5 – in Gambia, Indonesia and Uzbekistan … Read more

Chinese language pray for well being in Lunar New Yr as COVID demise toll rises

BEIJING, Jan 22 (Reuters) – China rang within the Lunar New Yr on Sunday with its individuals praying for well being after three years of stress and monetary hardship below the pandemic, as officers reported virtually 13,000 new deaths brought on by the virus between January 13 and 19. Queues stretched for about one kilometre … Read more

U.S. to impose new sanctions towards Russia’s Wagner non-public army group

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The USA will impose extra sanctions subsequent week towards Russian non-public army firm the Wagner Group, which U.S. officers say has been serving to Russia’s army within the Ukraine battle, the White Home mentioned on Friday. White Home nationwide safety spokesperson John Kirby mentioned the U.S. Treasury Division will designate … Read more

China performs down COVID outbreak with vacation rush at full tilt

Prime official says COVID at ‘comparatively low’ stage Hospital, vital instances dropping, authorities say Greater than 2 bln journeys anticipated over Lunar New 12 months Some worry journey season may see infections surge BEIJING, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Individuals throughout China crowded into trains and buses for considered one of its busiest days of journey … Read more

China says vital COVID instances have peaked as vacation journey surges

Thousands and thousands journey throughout nation for Lunar New Yr President Xi says nervous about aged, rural areas Each day deaths might hit 36,000 subsequent week, evaluation exhibits Chinese language drugmakers rush to make fever medicines BEIJING, Jan 19 (Reuters) – The variety of COVID sufferers needing vital care in China’s hospitals has peaked, well … Read more