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Long COVID: Could mono virus or fat cells be playing roles?

Long COVID: Could mono virus or fat cells be playing roles?

A British historian, an Italian archaeologist and an American preschool teacher have never met in person, but they share a prominent pandemic bond.
China's COVID-19 surge raises odds of new coronavirus mutant

China's COVID-19 surge raises odds of new coronavirus mutant

Could the COVID-19 surge in China unleash a new coronavirus mutant on the world? Scientists don’t know but worry that might happen. It could be similar to omicron variants circulating there now. It could be a combination of strains.
The latest news on winter storms complicating holiday travel across Canada

The latest news on winter storms complicating holiday travel across Canada

The latest news on storms and other extreme weather shutting down power and creating difficult travel conditions at the peak of the holiday season across Canada: 10:45 p.m.
Hong Kong leader aims to reopen border with China next month

Hong Kong leader aims to reopen border with China next month

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Saturday that China has agreed to a reopening of the city's border with the mainland, which has been largely closed by pandemic restrictions, and that he is aiming for a mid-January start.
FDA changes Plan B label, clarifies it won't cause abortion

FDA changes Plan B label, clarifies it won't cause abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it will overhaul packaging labels for the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B, that women can take after having sex to prevent a pregnancy.
Spending bill secures funds for Native American health care

Spending bill secures funds for Native American health care

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Access to health care for Native Americans and Alaska Natives will be bolstered with funding included in a massive government spending bill awaiting President Joe Biden’s signature. The U.S.
Flu starting to wane in US after brutal start to season

Flu starting to wane in US after brutal start to season

NEW YORK (AP) — Flu is decreasing in many parts of the U.S. after an alarmingly early and strong start to the season.

Some lots of Janod Sweet Cocoon Activity Table recalled due to choking hazard

Health Canada is recalling about a thousand activity tables for toddlers sold by the brand Janod. The agency says the recall involves some lots of the Janod Sweet Cocoon Activity Table as it may be a choking hazard.
Migrants near US border face cold wait for key asylum ruling

Migrants near US border face cold wait for key asylum ruling

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Hairdresser Grisel Garcés survived a harrowing, four-month journey from her native Venezuela through tropical jungles, migrant detention centers in southern Mexico and then jolting railcar rides north toward the U.S. border.
Group urges feds to investigate Snapchat over fentanyl sales

Group urges feds to investigate Snapchat over fentanyl sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S.