Lawmakers call for investigation into reports of at-home COVID test price gouging

Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into reports of price gouging surrounding over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 test kits. In a letter sent to FTC Chair Lina Khan Wednesday morning, the senators say the surging demand for at-home tests due to the Omicron variant is creating More...

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By admin On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Here’s how to request free at-home COVID tests starting today

Americans can now order four free at-home COVID-19 tests online. It’s part of the Biden administration’s strategy to make tests more accessible as the Omicron variant continues to cause high numbers More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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South Africa is over Omicron, and their good news may be a harbinger of hope for the U.S.

Johannesburg — Only eight weeks after the world first heard about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, when researchers in South Africa who discovered the strain notified global authorities, that country’s More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Red Cross sees uptick in blood donation after declaring crisis

After CBS News reported on the historic blood shortage leading the Red Cross to declare the first ever “national blood crisis,” many viewers were inspired to sign up to donate blood, including “CBS More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
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Rapid COVID-19 tests are highly accurate for kids, study finds

While PCR tests for COVID-19 have become the “gold standard” in detecting the virus, a new study says rapid tests are highly accurate when it comes to children and teens. A study by researchers from More...

By admin On Monday, January 17th, 2022
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China cancels Olympic ticket sales as 1st Omicron case confirmed in Beijing

Beijing — China on Monday canceled plans to sell tickets to the public for the Winter Olympics in Beijing, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the country reached its highest since March 2020. Organizers said More...

By admin On Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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COVID-19 is linked to more diabetes diagnoses among kids, CDC study finds

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that COVID-19 may be linked to a lifelong health problem for some children who contract the disease. The study, published on January More...

By admin On Friday, January 14th, 2022
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China locks down another city as Omicron spreads ahead of Beijing Olympics

Beijing — Five million residents of a central Chinese city were confined to their homes Tuesday while another megacity shuttered all non-essential businesses, as the country battles a spate of coronavirus More...

By admin On Friday, January 14th, 2022
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How to stick to healthy eating habits throughout the year

The beginning of a new year often feels like the perfect time for a fresh start — an opportunity to change bad habits and establish new routines to keep yourself healthy, emotionally and physically. Losing More...

By admin On Thursday, January 13th, 2022
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Judge halts father’s visitation rights with child for his refusal of COVID-19 vaccine

Montreal — A Canadian father, unvaccinated against COVID-19 and “opposed to health measures,” lost the right to visit his 12-year-old child after a Quebec judge ruled his visits would not be in More...

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