Where can we find the strength to get through this unprecedented pandemic

Culture 07/28/20, 06:18

The CCP Virus pandemic is sweeping through the world causing unprecedented damage and loss to various aspects of life, including health, economics, education, social interactions, and activities. Facing such a devastating and sudden disaster, that hardly anyone was prepared for. Yet, how people cope with it depends on their mentality and ...

US measles count nears 1,000, surpassing 25-year-old record

U.S. 05/30/19, 13:52

This year's U.S. measles epidemic just surpassed a 25-year-old record, and experts say it's not clear when the wave of illnesses will stop.U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 971 cases so far this year. That eclipses the 963 measles illnesses reported for all of 1994.It's been 27 years since the ...

Faces of concussions: NHL’s head-on battle with an epidemic

Sports 05/23/19, 01:25

Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen.This is the family he always wanted, just not the life he ...

New Mexico little league park plagued by hypodermic needles

Baseball 05/19/19, 10:49

A New Mexico little league park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region's outgoing opioid epidemic.Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in Albuquerque is racing to clean up syringes littering fields and the grounds to protect the children who play ...

Maker of OxyContin gets hit with another state lawsuit

U.S. 05/14/19, 13:44

Pennsylvania's state attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing the company that makes OxyContin of fueling the opioid epidemic, making it at least the 39th state to make such a claim against Purdue Pharma.Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the lawsuit against Connecticut-based Purdue. Pennsylvania is one of the states hardest ...

President Trump to keep fighting opioids ‘until our job is done’

Politics 04/24/19, 18:34

President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to battle the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done." Trump spoke at an annual conference of health, law enforcement, elected and other officials who work to combat drug abuse and addiction, and used the appearance to advocate for the wall ...

Update: Trump says he won’t stop fighting opioid crisis

Health 04/24/19, 13:19

The Latest on the opioid epidemic (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is using every resource it has to fight the nation's opioid crisis. He says "nothing is going to stop" him from wiping it out. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak at ...

Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

Treatment 04/14/19, 19:11

A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive.Doctors say it's hard to overstate the ...

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 people

Africa 04/14/19, 04:23

Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1,200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor.As Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history and cases soar well beyond ...

Vaccines blocked as deadly cholera raged in Yemen

Asia & Pacific 04/08/19, 01:16

In the summer of 2017, a plane chartered by the United Nations idled on the tarmac at an airport in the Horn of Africa as officials waited for final clearance to deliver half a million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen. Amid the country's ruinous war, the disease was spiraling ...

Family behind OxyContin calls opioid suit false, misleading

Business 04/02/19, 14:15

Massachusetts authorities created a false picture of the Sackler family's role in promoting OxyContin, the Sacklers said Tuesday in their first court response to allegations that individual family members — not just their company, Purdue Pharma — helped fuel the deadly opioid epidemic. The Sackler family says a lawsuit filed by ...

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects request to delay opioid trial

U.S. 03/25/19, 14:34

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by drugmakers to postpone the start of what is expected to be the first state trial in lawsuits accusing the companies of fueling an opioid epidemic. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter sued 13 opioid manufacturers in 2017, alleging they fraudulently engaged in ...

Oklahoma’s top court hearing request to delay opioid lawsuit

U.S. 03/20/19, 11:18

Drugmakers are trying to persuade Oklahoma's top court to postpone the trial in the state's lawsuit accusing them of fueling the opioid epidemic. The Oklahoma Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday, a week after rejecting drugmakers' request to immediately postpone the scheduled May 28 start. A ruling is not anticipated Wednesday. The ...

Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play ‘epidemic’

Golf 03/15/19, 19:45

Rory McIlroy says slow play on the PGA Tour has become an epidemic.McIlroy and playing partners Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar waited on nearly every tee box and in nearly every fairway during the second round at The Players Championship on Friday.Even with daylight saving time, Anirban Lahiri had to ...

Attacks could reverse gains in Congo’s Ebola fight, says WHO

Africa 03/14/19, 10:35

Attacks on Ebola treatment centers in eastern Congo threaten to reverse the gains being made against the current outbreak of the deadly virus, the director-general of the World Health Organization said Thursday as a fourth assault on a health center was reported.Nearly 600 people have died from Ebola in the ...

Political feud complicates Kentucky’s fight against opioids

U.S. 03/06/19, 12:21

A political feud between Kentucky's top elected officials is complicating the state's effort to hold drug companies accountable for their part in the opioid epidemic.That fight is reflected in a lawsuit that comes before Kentucky's Supreme Court this week.Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has hired some high-powered law firms to ...

US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia

Africa 01/31/19, 08:14

Almost five years have passed since he nearly died of Ebola in Liberia, but Richard Sacra has never wavered from his commitment to the struggling West African nation.The 56-year-old family doctor from Massachusetts was among a handful of Americans treated and cured of Ebola during West Africa's deadly epidemic in ...

The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

U.S. 01/16/19, 14:08

The nation's top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine.E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by ...

Drugmakers seek sanctions over ’60 Minutes’ comments

U.S. 01/06/19, 14:08

Several drug manufacturers targeted in lawsuits over the opioid epidemic have asked a federal judge in Cleveland to sanction the man who is Ohio's attorney general and governor-elect, along with two other lawyers, for statements they made in recent television interviews.Friday's motion said statements by Republican Attorney General and Gov.-elect ...

Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

World 12/07/18, 04:12

The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight.Butembo, with more than 1 million residents, is now reporting cases ...

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