Asian shares gain on optimism about U.S., China economies

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday as regional markets looked to strong economic signs from the United States and China as engines of growth. Benchmarks rose in Japan, China and Australia, although stocks fell slightly in South Korea. Analysts have warned that major risks remain, such as a spike in COVID-19 … Read more

Simon Fraser moves 4 football games from Canada to U.S.

BURNABY, British Columbia (AP) — Simon Fraser will move four of his home football games across the border to Blaine, Washington for the upcoming season due to Canada’s COVID-19 entry requirements , the school announced on Tuesday. Simon Fraser plays at the Division II level and is the only Canadian school member of the NCAA. … Read more

Over-the-counter hearing aids expected this fall in US

WASHINGTON– Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall, under a long-awaited rule finalized on Tuesday. The Food and Drug Administration said the new regulations cut red tape by creating a new class of hearing aids that don’t require medical exams, prescriptions and other specialist evaluations. Instead, … Read more

Drug makers Glenmark, Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy’s recall products in US

Major generic drug makers Glenmark, Sun Pharma, Dr. Reddy’s and Jubilant Cadista are recalling several products in the US market, the world’s largest drug market, for various issues. According to the latest US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) enforcement report, Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company Glenmark is recalling more than 6.5 lakh tubes of a generic … Read more

Congress OKs Dems’ climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress gave final approval on Friday to the Democrats’ landmark climate and health care bill.offering President Joe Biden a triumph back from the dead on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their chances of retaining their House and Senate majorities in November’s election. The House used a 220-207 … Read more

CDC drops quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines on Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans self-quarantine if they come into close contact with an infected person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said people no longer need to stay at least 6 feet from others. The changes, … Read more

Covid-19 trends haven’t budged for weeks, and no one knows what’s next

That’s a dramatic improvement from this winter – there were four times as many hospitalizations and nearly six times as many deaths at the height of the first Omicron wave – but still stubbornly high numbers. And there are big question marks over what might happen next, as the evolution of the coronavirus remains quite … Read more

US will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a new monkeypox vaccination strategy designed to stretch limited supplies by allowing medical professionals to vaccinate up to five people — instead of one. – with each bottle. The so-called dose-sparing approach uses only a fraction of the typical amount of Jynneos vaccine and delivers it … Read more

What you should know as cases are reported among U.S. infants

Parechovirus: Phoenix mother whose child is the state’s first diagnosed virus case speaks out Although you may never have heard of Parechovirus before, it has been around for a while and Jen Fifield is speaking out after her son came down with the virus. Reporting by Steve Nielsen of FOX 10. PHOENIX – In recent … Read more