Scientists say antibiotic-resistant infections are killing millions in Lancet study

Scientists say antibiotic-resistant infections are killing millions in Lancet study

MRSA bacteria DTKUTOO | Getty Pictures According to scientists’ estimates, drug-resistant bacteria killed about 1.3 million people in 2019 — more than HIV or malaria. Researchers also estimate that antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections played a role in 4.95 million deaths in the same year. The findings of the study, which was funded by the UK government … Read more

Students allowed despite covid policies

Students allowed despite covid policies

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday that Australia will refund visa fees for vaccinated backpackers arriving within the next three months. The country, whose tight, pandemic border policies have locked away its citizens, and more recently one of tennis’ biggest stars, is encouraging backpackers to visit. And it does so because it wants to … Read more

Obamacare registration hits record high after Biden changes

Obamacare registration hits record high after Biden changes

What difference does a new president make? Enrollment in Obamacare health insurance plans hit a record high this season, with President Joe Biden rarely achieving a clear policy victory in his first full year in office. The big increase came amid increased financial aid for enrollments, a wider window for enrollment, the ongoing health effects … Read more

Reaches record level under Obamacare registration

Obamacare registration hits record high after Biden changes

What difference does a new president make? Enrollment in Obamacare health insurance plans hit a record high this season, with President Joe Biden rarely achieving a clear policy victory in his first full year in office. The massive increase comes after increased financial aid for enrollments, a wider window for enrollments, the ongoing health effects … Read more

CVS says at-home Covid tests, booster shots drive stronger sales

CVS says at-home Covid tests, booster shots drive stronger sales

On Friday, October 27, 2017, a client visited CVS Health Corp. in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA. He walks towards the entrance of his store. Christopher Lee | Bloomberg | Getty Pictures CVS Health on Tuesday upgraded its full-year earnings outlook and reiterated previous guidance for 2022 as the company lures customers into stores with … Read more

Biden administration threatens to take back Covid funds from Arizona over schools’ anti-mask policies

Biden administration threatens to take back Covid funds from Arizona over schools’ anti-mask policies

US First Lady Jill Biden speaks to people during a COVID-19 vaccine site tour at Isaac Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona, June 30, 2021. Carolyn Kaster | Pool | Reuters On Friday, the Biden administration threatened to cancel millions of dollars in federal coronavirus aid to Arizona, accusing the state of using it to undermine … Read more

Universal health bill moves forward in California Assembly

Universal health bill moves forward in California Assembly

SACRAMENTO, California — California Democrats took the first steps Tuesday towards eliminating the private health insurance market in the nation’s most populous state and replacing it with a government-run plan they promised would never deny anyone the care they needed. But the proposal, which cleared a legislative committee in the state legislature, is still far … Read more