- 2023-02-08 09:30:00Z
Two children are dead and six others injured after a city bus crashed into a day care Wednesday in Laval, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal. The driver of the bus, a 51-year-old man, has been arrested and faces charges of homicide and dangerous driving, police said at a press conference. The six other children did not suffer life-threatening injuries but have been transported to hospitals, police said.
Mexico and much of Latin America have refused the vaccines that worked here.
A day after crews released and burned toxic chemicals transported by a wrecked train in Ohio, residents remain in the dark about what toxic substances could be lingering in their evacuated neighborhoods. About 50 cars, including 10 carrying hazardous materials, derailed in a fiery crash Friday night in East Palestine, according to rail operator Norfolk Southern and the National Transportation Safety Board. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine earlier ordered evacuations in the area of the derailment that has been smoldering since Friday night.
Pregnancy test makers said the tablets are meant to absorb moisture and should not be ingested. The tablets are not morning-after pills.
The agency cited preliminary data from 2022, which tracked the unseasonably early rise of invasive group A strep infections alongside other respiratory diseases.
A Massachusetts woman used exercise bands to strangle her three children in the family home in a well-planned assault while her husband was out for about 20 minutes picking up medicine at a pharmacy and takeout, a prosecutor said at her arraignment Tuesday. Not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of Lindsay Clancy, 32, to charges including two counts of murder, three counts of strangulation and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Clancy, with a surgical mask over her face, was arraigned in Plymouth District Court remotely from the hospital, where she is recovering from spinal injuries suffered when she jumped out the window of the home.
The inclusion of two studies in a federal database was not a government admission that 5G is linked to COVID-19. Neither study proved a connection.
April Crawford never thought she would be begging for help on GoFundMe, but she had run out of options. She has multiple sclerosis, and Mavenclad, the drug that could slow her decline, has a list price of $194,000 a year. Her Medicare insurance will pay for most of it, but she has a copay of $10,000. Crawford, 47, doesn't have $10,000 and has no way to get it. A law signed last year will put a $2,000 annual limit on out-of-pocket costs for Medicare patients like her, but not until 2025. Even at
The private equity firm is looking to partner with another investment firm to pull off the deal, and is also in talks with direct lenders to arrange $5.5 billion of debt financing, according to the person. If the arrangement goes through, that would be one of the largest ever direct loans, or non-bank buyout loans arranged in the private credit market, according to Bloomberg News, which first reported on the talks.
MADRID (Reuters) -A Spanish businessman has admitted in court that he covered up the dangers of his company's star product, which allegedly led to nearly 1,900 workers contracting the occupational lung disease silicosis, court documents showed on Tuesday. Francisco Martinez, who owns Spain's leading kitchen worktop manufacturer Cosentino, accepted a six-month suspended prison sentence for five counts of serious injury due to gross negligence in a plea bargain with the court in the northwestern region of Galicia. Cosentino said in a statement the plea deal only admitted liability for insufficient technical information affecting five workers at a specific workshop and therefore could "not...
Broad protection from a universal flu vaccine could replace seasonal flu shots. Flavio Coelho/Moment via Getty ImagesTo everything there is a season, and for the flu, it's wintertime. Flu cases peak between December and February, and the flu vaccine is your best defense. Getting the vaccine means you will be less sick even if you get a breakthrough infection. However, your immune system is in a constant race against the flu virus. Like the virus that causes COVID-19, influenza rapidly changes an
Experts say the findings cast more urgency on providing more accessible information and prenatal care for diverse moms.
An estimated 12.4 million people tuned in to watch stars Harry Styles, Lizzo and Bad Bunny perform at the Grammy Awards, along with a tribute to 50 years of rap history. Live viewership was 8.8 million in 2021 and 8.9 million in 2022. While the Grammys bounced back, it didn't reach the viewership levels of pre-COVID days.
A woman was pronounced dead in a New York nursing home Saturday morning, only to be discovered breathing nearly three hours later, police said.
A polar bear that killed a young mother and her baby last month in western Alaska was likely an older animal in poor physical condition, but tests came back negative for pathogens that affect the brain and cause aggressive behavior, officials said. Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen, a state wildlife veterinarian, collected and examined samples from the bear's head the day after the attack, when weather conditions allowed her and an Alaska State Trooper to fly to the village. The results of her analysis, which were released Friday, indicate the bear was an adult male, probably older and in poor physical health.
A manufacturer that provides ready-made entrees and snacks across multiple states has recalled more than 400 products over concerns of a potential listeria outbreak.
Preventable bloodstream infections related to kidney failure treatment are more common in U.S. Blacks and Hispanics than in whites, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Monday. Use of neck veins for administration of hemodialysis was the most important risk factor, but not the only one, researchers said in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Using data from multiple national databases collected between 2017 and 2020, they estimated that potentially deadly Staphylococcus (or S.) aureus bloodstream infections occurred in 4,751 of every 100,000 Black patients receiving hemodialysis and 4,500 of every 100,000 Hispanic...
Rescue teams on Monday were searching through the wreckage of the state hospital in Iskenderun, Turkey, that was partly flattened by a huge earthquake that has already claimed almost 3,000 lives. The rescuers climbed up the enormous pile of debris that was once the part of the Iskenderun Hospital that provided intensive care. "We have a patient who was taken into surgery but we don't know what happened," said Tulin, a woman in her 30s, standing outside the hospital, wiping away tears and praying.
A Florida nursing home administrator charged with causing the overheating deaths of nine patients after Hurricane Irma in 2017 went on trial Monday, with a prosecutor calling him a "captain who abandoned ship" while his attorney said he's a "scapegoat" for failures of the electric company to restore power. Prosecutor Chris Killoran told the six-member jury that Jorge Carballo is guilty of manslaughter because he failed to give adequate direction to his staff at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after power to the facility's air conditioning system was lost. Prosecutors must prove Carballo acted recklessly and showed gross and careless disregard for his patients' safety.
A major regional hospital system based in northern Florida resumed seeing patients at its clinical practices on Monday, days after a security problem forced it to take its IT network offline. Information technology systems were taken offline as a security precaution on Thursday after Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare was hit by an apparent ransomware attack. It had the hallmarks of such an attack, but the hospital has characterized it as an "IT security issue" that it reported to law enforcement.
Supitcha McAdam/Shutterstock If you were to open your medicine cabinet right now, there's a fair chance that you'd find at least one bottle of vitamins alongside the painkillers, plasters and cough syrup. After all, people are definitely buying vitamins: in 2020, the global market for complementary and alternative medicines, which includes multivitamin supplements, had an estimated value of US.27 billion. The use of natural health products such as minerals and amino acids has increased - and con
New research finds a link between mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety and years of exposure to relatively low levels of pollution.
A Dispatch investigation found hundreds of Ohio doctors have sexually abused or harassed more than 440 patients since 1980.
A Dispatch investigation found inconsistencies and delays in how the State Medical Board of Ohio dealt with doctor sexual misconduct.
Tens of thousands of travellers commuted between mainland China and its special administrative region of Hong Kong on Monday, authorities said, the first time in three years that all border checkpoints were reopened fully without COVID-19 restrictions. China announced last week that cross border travel between the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau would fully resume from Feb. 6, dropping existing quotas and scrapping a mandatory COVID test that was required before travelling. Around 22,000 passengers used the Lo Wu station checkpoint by midday on Monday, Hong Kong's MTR Corp said in a statement.
Chinese surveillance balloon was at least 5th spotted over the U.S. in past 6 years, U.S. officials say
When New York City's overdose prevention center detects an unusually potent bag of illegal fentanyl, it quickly sends out a "bad batch alert" on the "canary network" to warn other drug users of the urgent danger. Staffers walk drug user encampments in East Harlem, Washington Heights and the South Bronx to spread the news. Word goes out on social media. The city's health department is notified, along with other organizations.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interes
HOT FLASHES, SLEEPLESSNESS, PAIN DURING SEX: FOR SOME OF MENOPAUSE'S WORST SYMPTOMS, THERE'S AN ESTABLISHED TREATMENT. WHY AREN'T MORE WOMEN OFFERED IT? For the past two or three years, many of my friends, women mostly in their early 50s, have found themselves in an unexpected state of suffering. The cause of their suffering was something they had in common, but that did not make it easier for them to figure out what to do about it, even though they knew it was coming: It was menopause. Sign up
The hit HBO series "The Last Of Us" describes a post-pandemic world devastated by a mass outbreak of a "zombie fungus" that infects and takes over the mind of its hosts. Cordyceps - the so-called "zombie fungus" - is a real fungus and is sometimes used in treatments and therapeutics in Chinese herbal medicine. Although cordyceps does not infect humans, it does infect a wide range of insects.
A shot to protect babies from RSV is expected to be approved this summer, but because it's not technically a vaccine, it may not be free for children in need...
Doctor admitted 'I made a mistake' after death of Michigan man, then was disciplined for misreading mammograms in New Hampshire.
When first-grade teacher Jenna Riccio found out one of her students needed emergency surgery in September 2019, she decided to visit him at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center as he recovered. She knew he had recently been moved into foster care, and thought he'd appreciate seeing her. "Just thinking about him being at a hospital without his family there, I was just sad for him," she said about her student, Nathaniel "Nate" Innocent Riccio, who was then 7. "I just wanted to be a familiar f
The use of at-home brain stimulation devices including tDCS is flourishing among a group of enthusiasts, who say the tool gives them a mental edge.
Peter Smith died of Lyme carditis, a heart infection caused by the tick-borne disease, after being misdiagnosed twice in 2017.
The Agriculture Department proposed new nutrition standards for school meals that would impose the first limit on added sugar in school lunches and breakfasts.
Stress surrounds us every day in subtle and substantial ways. Although we can't eliminate stress from daily life, research shows that by intentionally stressing our bodies through exercise, we can change how we respond to stress and boost our resilience. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity - a career setback, a relationship breakup or any of the big and small disappointments of daily life - and grow from the experience so that we handle difficult situations even better the ne
Employees at an Iowa medical care center mistakenly deemed a 66-year-old woman in hospice care dead and coordinated her transportation in a cloth bag to a funeral home, according to a report from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. The report noted that when a staff member at the funeral home unzipped her bag, they witnessed her "chest moving and she gasped for air." The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals fined the Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center $10,000 for violating a resident's dignity and for failing to "assume the responsibility for the overall operation of the residential care facility."
The plan announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack seeks to decrease sugar and sodium in the meals served to the nation's schoolkids by 2029.
Cold and flu season is still here. If you're taking Tylenol to ease the pain, here's what you should know.
The bird flu has been detected in skunks, bears, raccoons, and foxes. What does this mean for humans?
Doctors want to clear these up, because some of them are flat-out wrong.
The selloff in Adani companies has spilled over into the broader Indian market and is prompting concerns about corporate governance in the country.
On a sunny winter morning heralding a radiant Mardi Gras, Beatrice and Karl Kersten don't have a minute to spare. After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic that brutally brought one of Europe's oldest Mardi Gras celebrations to a halt - and the Kerstens to the verge of bankruptcy - celebrations are back with a vengeance this winter. The earliest records of the Binche Mardi Gras, which draws thousands of revelers, date to the 14th century.
Global Pharma's eye drops have been linked to a U.S. outbreak which has led to at least five people losing their vision.
The FDA's investigation found a range of issues at the ice cream manufacturer that contributed to the outbreak, including a lack of a written food safety plan.
Demand for Ozempic and Wegovy weight loss drugs has soared over the last year. Now many people with obesity or diabetes who really need the drug semaglutide can't get it, experts say.
The maker of eyedrops sold under the brand name EzriCare has recalled its product after the CDC linked the eyedrops to bacterial infections, vision loss and one death.
According to doctors and public health experts interviewed by ABC News, the virus didn't disappear on its own. Instead, the virus was controlled through an aggressive, highly coordinated public health response. "Mpox is a success story of conquering an outbreak," said Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.
A series of class-action lawsuits alleging deceptive practices by Beyond Meat will be heard as a single case in Chicago, a court ruled Wednesday.
The 66-year-old unidentified woman was pronounced dead by a nurse on Jan. 3, but was found alive hours later.