“It’s just a form of neglect”: Nursing homes face severe staffing shortages, putting elderly at risk

Newton, North Carolina — A majority of nursing homes in the U.S. are facing staffing shortages, according to a recent survey, which can result in unsafe conditions for the nation’s elderly.  The survey, released this month by the American Health Care Association, found that 98% of nursing home operators are having trouble hiring, 59% said More...

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By admin On Saturday, June 25th, 2022
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Five things to know now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization dramatically and rapidly alters the landscape of abortion access in the U.S. The court on June 24 ruled 6-3 to uphold More...

By admin On Saturday, June 25th, 2022
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Kids in China’s capital now must show negative COVID test to go to a park

Beijing — While much of the world tries to get back to something resembling normal, the draconian coronavirus control measures imposed under China’s so-called “dynamic zero-COVID” policy More...

By admin On Saturday, June 25th, 2022
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Jif Peanut Butter recall: Deskins Candies the latest to warn consumers

The Jif Peanut Butter recall continues to reverberate. Nearly five weeks after the J.M. Smucker Co. recalled multiple Jif brand peanut butter types, a candy maker in Bluefield, West Virginia, is recalling Jif-laden More...

By admin On Friday, June 24th, 2022
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Life in China is ruled by the government’s COVID health app. That app is ripe for abuse.

In China, life is now governed by an official coronavirus health app on pretty much everyone’s smartphones. More important than a passport, more personal than a photo, the app decides who can go where. More...

By admin On Friday, June 24th, 2022
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Scientists probe Japan’s remarkable COVID success in hunt for new vaccine to protect some of the most vulnerable

Tokyo — Japan’s notable coronavirus pandemic resilience has generated scores of possible explanations, from the country’s preference for going shoeless indoors, to the purportedly low-aerosol-generating More...

By admin On Friday, June 24th, 2022
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COVID vaccines for kids as young as 6 months old are here. What parents need to know.

Now that  federal health officials have cleared the way for COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old, doctors around the country are now administering the first shots to infants, toddlers and More...

By admin On Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
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American woman who had incomplete miscarriage while vacationing in Malta not allowed to get abortion

A pregnant American woman who suffered an incomplete miscarriage while vacationing in Malta will be airlifted to Spain on Thursday for a procedure to prevent infection because Maltese law prohibits abortion More...

By admin On Monday, June 20th, 2022
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New weight loss treatment Plenity gets heavy marketing. How well does it work?

First came the “edible billboard,” which appeared last year during the holidays in New York’s East Village loaded with cake treats. Then, in late January, came the national marketing campaign, More...

By admin On Sunday, June 19th, 2022
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The COVID frontlines: How NYC doctors faced the outbreak

As head of a top intensive care unit in New York City, Dr. Lindsay Lief is no stranger to emergencies. “If the organs are failing, and you need to be placed on life support, you come to us,” she More...

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