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2 children dead, 6 injured after city bus slams into day care near Montreal
2 children dead, 6 injured after city bus slams into day care near Montreal

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.

Mpox is simmering south of the border, threatening a resurgence
Mpox is simmering south of the border, threatening a resurgence

Mexico and much of Latin America have refused the vaccines that worked here.

EXPLAINER: Toxic gases connected to Ohio train derailment
EXPLAINER: Toxic gases connected to Ohio train derailment

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.

Fact check: Tablets in pregnancy tests should not be ingested and are not Plan B pills
Fact check: Tablets in pregnancy tests should not be ingested and are not Plan B pills

Pregnancy test makers said the tablets are meant to absorb moisture and should not be ingested. The tablets are not morning-after pills.

CDC says surge of severe strep in kids was a return to pre-pandemic levels
CDC says surge of severe strep in kids was a return to pre-pandemic levels

The agency cited preliminary data from 2022, which tracked the unseasonably early rise of invasive group A strep infections alongside other respiratory diseases.

Prosecution: Woman planned the killings of her 3 children
Prosecution: Woman planned the killings of her 3 children

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.

Fact check: Studies on COVID-19 and 5G radiation not government admission of link
Fact check: Studies on COVID-19 and 5G radiation not government admission of link

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.

The Medicine Is a Miracle -- but Only if You Can Afford It
The Medicine Is a Miracle -- but Only if You Can Afford It

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

Carlyle in talks to buy health tech firm Cotiviti for $15 billion - source
Carlyle in talks to buy health tech firm Cotiviti for $15 billion - source

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.

Owner of Spain
Owner of Spain's Cosentino admits negligence over silicosis in workers - documents

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...

How do you make a universal flu vaccine? A microbiologist explains the challenges, and how mRNA could offer a promising solution
How do you make a universal flu vaccine? A microbiologist explains the challenges, and how mRNA could offer a promising solution

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

Heart defect diagnosis often comes too late - or not at all - for Latino infants, study finds
Heart defect diagnosis often comes too late - or not at all - for Latino infants, study finds

Experts say the findings cast more urgency on providing more accessible information and prenatal care for diverse moms.

Grammys rebound from COVID years, reach 12.4 million viewers
Grammys rebound from COVID years, reach 12.4 million viewers

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.

Woman pronounced dead at N.Y. nursing facility is found breathing at funeral home hours later
Woman pronounced dead at N.Y. nursing facility is found breathing at funeral home hours later

A woman was pronounced dead in a New York nursing home Saturday morning, only to be discovered breathing nearly three hours later, police said.

Polar bear in fatal Alaska attack was in poor health
Polar bear in fatal Alaska attack was in poor health

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.

Listeria concerns prompt recall of more than 400 sandwiches and other snacks
Listeria concerns prompt recall of more than 400 sandwiches and other snacks

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.

Kidney dialysis-related infection rates higher in U.S. minorities -report
Kidney dialysis-related infection rates higher in U.S. minorities -report

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...

Turkey quake rescue teams comb through wreckage of Iskenderun hospital
Turkey quake rescue teams comb through wreckage of Iskenderun hospital

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.

Hurricane deaths at nursing home: accident or manslaughter?
Hurricane deaths at nursing home: accident or manslaughter?

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.

Florida hospital taking expectant moms, delaying surgeries
Florida hospital taking expectant moms, delaying surgeries

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.

Vitamins and supplements: what you need to know before taking them
Vitamins and supplements: what you need to know before taking them

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

Exposure to air pollution increases risk for anxiety or depression. What can you do?
Exposure to air pollution increases risk for anxiety or depression. What can you do?

New research finds a link between mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety and years of exposure to relatively low levels of pollution.

State medical board failed to protect Ohioans from doctors
State medical board failed to protect Ohioans from doctors' sexual misconduct

A Dispatch investigation found hundreds of Ohio doctors have sexually abused or harassed more than 440 patients since 1980.

'A black hole': How the state medical board bungled sex abuse cases for years

A Dispatch investigation found inconsistencies and delays in how the State Medical Board of Ohio dealt with doctor sexual misconduct.

Hong Kong sees influx of Chinese visitors as borders reopen fully
Hong Kong sees influx of Chinese visitors as borders reopen fully

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
Chinese surveillance balloon was at least 5th spotted over the U.S. in past 6 years, U.S. officials say

Chinese surveillance balloon was at least 5th spotted over the U.S. in past 6 years, U.S. officials say

To curb drug deaths, communities turn to Reddit, texts and wastewater
To curb drug deaths, communities turn to Reddit, texts and wastewater

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

We Have Been Misled About Menopause
We Have Been Misled About Menopause

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 science behind the zombie fungus from
The science behind the zombie fungus from 'The Last of Us'

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 almost here, but kids in need could have trouble getting it
A shot to protect babies from RSV is almost here, but kids in need could have trouble getting it

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 disciplined in 7 states for medical errors still practicing in Michigan
Doctor disciplined in 7 states for medical errors still practicing in Michigan

Doctor admitted 'I made a mistake' after death of Michigan man, then was disciplined for misreading mammograms in New Hampshire.

A student needed medical care and a home. His teachers adopted him.
A student needed medical care and a home. His teachers adopted him.

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

Goodbye coffee, hello brain stimulation? People are zapping their brains at home to clear brain fog
Goodbye coffee, hello brain stimulation? People are zapping their brains at home to clear brain fog

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.

A doctor dismissed a 25-year-old man with allergies, when he actually had a deadly form of Lyme disease. A jury just awarded his family $6.5 million.
A doctor dismissed a 25-year-old man with allergies, when he actually had a deadly form of Lyme disease. A jury just awarded his family $6.5 million.

Peter Smith died of Lyme carditis, a heart infection caused by the tick-borne disease, after being misdiagnosed twice in 2017.

Less sugar, less salt: USDA proposes nutrition changes to school meals
Less sugar, less salt: USDA proposes nutrition changes to school meals

The Agriculture Department proposed new nutrition standards for school meals that would impose the first limit on added sugar in school lunches and breakfasts.

How exercise can help you build resilience at any age
How exercise can help you build resilience at any age

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

Woman mistakenly pronounced dead breathing in body bag at funeral home
Woman mistakenly pronounced dead breathing in body bag at funeral home

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."

Biden administration pushes for healthier school lunches, new limits on sugar and salt
Biden administration pushes for healthier school lunches, new limits on sugar and salt

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.

How often you can take Tylenol? Explaining the safe use of acetaminophen for pain relief
How often you can take Tylenol? Explaining the safe use of acetaminophen for pain relief

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 outbreak is spilling over into mammals. What does that mean for humans?
The bird flu outbreak is spilling over into mammals. What does that mean for humans?

The bird flu has been detected in skunks, bears, raccoons, and foxes. What does this mean for humans?

5 Harmful Myths About Food
5 Harmful Myths About Food's Effect On Heart Health

Doctors want to clear these up, because some of them are flat-out wrong.

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Adani's crisis is casting a cloud over India - and it could benefit China, which is just reopening after 3 years of COVID isolation

The selloff in Adani companies has spilled over into the broader Indian market and is prompting concerns about corporate governance in the country.

Belgian carnival town celebrates again after COVID hiatus
Belgian carnival town celebrates again after COVID hiatus

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.

FDA faults company behind recalled eye drops for multiple violations
FDA faults company behind recalled eye drops for multiple violations

Global Pharma's eye drops have been linked to a U.S. outbreak which has led to at least five people losing their vision.

Employees had nowhere to wash hands at ice cream factory behind listeria outbreak, FDA says
Employees had nowhere to wash hands at ice cream factory behind listeria outbreak, FDA says

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.

As weight loss drugs soar in popularity, many who could benefit can
As weight loss drugs soar in popularity, many who could benefit can't get them

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.

Eyedrops linked to infections and vision loss have been recalled by manufacturer
Eyedrops linked to infections and vision loss have been recalled by manufacturer

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.

A public health success story: How the mpox crisis was controlled within 6 months
A public health success story: How the mpox crisis was controlled within 6 months

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.

Class-action lawsuits alleging Beyond Meat deceived consumers about protein content will be combined in Chicago
Class-action lawsuits alleging Beyond Meat deceived consumers about protein content will be combined in Chicago

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.

Woman mistakenly pronounced dead was found alive in body bag, report says
Woman mistakenly pronounced dead was found alive in body bag, report says

The 66-year-old unidentified woman was pronounced dead by a nurse on Jan. 3, but was found alive hours later.


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