In a nod to JFK, Biden pushes ‘moonshot’ to fight cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to channel John F. Kennedy on the 60th anniversary of JFK’s lunar speech, highlighting the Biden administration’s efforts to “end cancer as we know it.” The president was traveling to Boston on Monday to draw attention to a new federally-backed study that seeks to validate the use … Read more

Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the wild card that could sink the stock market

Quantitative monetary easing is credited with boosting stock returns and boosting other speculative asset values ​​by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve clawed back billions of dollars worth of bonds during the crisis financial crisis of 2008 and the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 in particular. Investors and policymakers may be underestimating what happens … Read more

Ukraine recovers territory; nuclear power plant in peril

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces on Friday claimed yet another success in their counteroffensive against Russian forces in the east of the country, taking control of a major village and moving toward a major transportation hub. The US diplomat and NATO chief noted the progress but warned the war could drag on for months. … Read more

European Central Bank makes biggest ever interest rate hike

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank made its largest interest rate hike on Thursday, following the US Federal Reserve and other central banks in a global rush of rapid rate hikes designed to stifle inflation that is squeezing consumers and push Europe into recession. The bank’s board of governors raised its main benchmarks … Read more

Doctors ‘concerned’ about Queen Elizabeth II’s health

Queen Elizabeth II has been placed under medical supervision as doctors are ‘concerned for Her Majesty’s health’, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday, as members of the royal family traveled to Scotland to be at the monarch’s bedside 96 years old. by the palace came a day after the Queen canceled a virtual meeting of her … Read more

FDA panel backs highly controversial ALS drug in rare 2nd review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of federal health advisers voted Wednesday to recommend approval of an experimental drug to treat Lou Gehrig’s disease, a remarkable turnaround for the highly controversial drug which was previously rejected by the same group earlier this year. Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 7 to 2 that Amylyx Pharma’s data … Read more

Falling monkeypox cases, but increasing racial disparities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday it was optimistic about a drop in monkeypox cases and an uptick in vaccinations against the infectious virus, despite worsening racial disparities in reported cases. Promising to increase vaccine offers at LGBTQ Pride festivals across the country in the coming weeks, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the White House’s … Read more

Everything you need to know about the 2022-2023 flu vaccine

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) It’s flu shot season and, again, the flu shot is important to get. With the decline in mask wearing, there will likely be more all common respiratory virus around. So might as well protect yourself against those who have safe and effective vaccines readily available. In years when the influenza … Read more

Vitamin D won’t protect you from Covid or respiratory infections, studies show

Vitamin D supplementation at either dose “did not reduce the risk of all-cause acute respiratory infections (ARIs), nor the risk or severity of COVID-19 specifically. “said study author Dr. Adrian Martineau, Professor of Respiratory Infection and Immunity at the Institute of Population Health Sciences at Queen Mary University of London via email. A second randomized … Read more

Australia’s harsh flu season could spell trouble for the US this winter, especially with Covid-19 in the mix

But when forecasters try to get an idea of ​​what the flu could hold for North America in any given winter, they look to countries like Australia and New Zealand, where the season generally runs from April to October – the winter months in the Southern Hemisphere. . This year Australia had its worst flu … Read more