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FDA Set To Place Ban On An Ingredient In Sodas

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a ban on brominated vegetable oil (BVO), an ingredient found in some citrus-flavored sodas. BVO is used as an emulsifier to prevent the separation of flavors in beverages, but recent studies have raised concerns about its safety. The FDA’s decision follows California’s ban on the ingredient and aligns with existing bans […]

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10 Drugs Set For Price Negotiations

The Biden administration has announced the first 10 drugs that will be subject to Medicare price negotiations, a new policy that aims to lower the costs of prescription drugs for millions of Americans. The 10 drugs are: •  Eliquis: A blood thinner that prevents blood clots and strokes. It is one of the most expensive drugs in Medicare, costing about $10 […]

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WHO’s Tedros: Finding COVID-19 Origins Is Moral Imperative

According to press reports, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that discovering the origins of COVID-19 is a moral imperative, and all hypotheses must be explored. The head of the World Health Organization has indicated in the clearest possible term yet that the U.N. body remains committed to finding how the virus arose. The Wall Street Journal reported a U.S. agency had […]

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President Biden COVID-19 Positive Again

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on the weekend, three days after a negative test allowed him to resume work as usual from the Oval Office. The presidential physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, wrote in a memo that the antigen test represents a “rebound” case of the coronavirus. He attributed it to the Paxlovid treatment Biden was prescribed; the […]

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Is Poison In Your Kitchen?

The kitchen ought to be one the most hallowed places in any house setup. It is the place where “meat for the belly and the belly for meat” rings true. However, it’s a place where danger could easily lurk and poses a threat to one’s well-being if not careful. Here are five food items that one would do well to […]

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Jamaica Reports 584 New COVID-19 Cases

The Ministry of Health is reporting that 18 more people in Jamaica have died from COVID-19. The death toll from the virus has increased to 2,635. Eight of the deaths were recorded in Kingston, five in St. Catherine, and two in Portland, while St. Mary, St. Ann, and Manchester each had one. The fatalities occurred in the period from January […]

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PAHO Director Urged Citizens “Not To Be Frightened”

Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne, says the entity has been in touch with Health Ministers of Member countries to share details about the new coronavirus (COVID-19) variant – Omicron – and will continue to provide updates and guidance when available. Omicron has been designated a variant of interest by the World Health Organization (WHO). […]

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Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine 100% Effective In Children

In a recent press release, Pfizer Incorporated said its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong long-term protection against the virus in a late-stage study conducted among adolescents aged 12 to 15 years. The company said a two-dose series of the vaccine was 100% effective against COVID-19, measured seven days through over four months after the second dose. “As the global health community […]

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Drug Overdose Continues To Plague The U.S.

Drawing from the latest available death certificate data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 100,300 Americans died of drug overdoses from May 2020 to April 2021. It’s not an official count. It can take many months for death investigations involving drug fatalities to become final, so the agency made the estimate based on 98,000 reports it has […]

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COVID-19 Update

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 255.4 million people, leaving more than 5.1 million dead across 196 countries and territories. The majority of those infected have recovered and many countries have rolled out vaccine campaigns as economies start to recover from the pandemic. — Thousands of protesters decrying COVID-19 vaccinations gathered in cities around Australia Saturday as smaller counter-rallies […]