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Biden bill to help millions escape higher health care costs

Biden bill to help millions escape higher health care costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people in the United States will be spared from big increases in health care costs next year after President Joe Biden signed legislation extending generous subsidies for those who buy plans through federal and state mar

UK could face public health 'crisis' from energy bill hike

LONDON (AP) — Britain's public health leaders appealed to the government on Friday to urgently tackle soaring energy prices, warning that the steep rise in household bills will lead to more people falling sick and increase the number of annual deaths
Anti-vax group in Europe thrives online, thwarts tech effort

Anti-vax group in Europe thrives online, thwarts tech effort

Troubled by the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients showing up at his hospital, the French doctor logged on to Facebook and uploaded a video urging people to get vaccinated.
Doctors stay in Ukraine's war-hit towns: 'People need us'

Doctors stay in Ukraine's war-hit towns: 'People need us'

ZOLOCHIV, Ukraine (AP) — Dr. Ilona Butova almost looks out of place in her neatly pressed lavender scrubs as she walks through a door frame that hangs from a crumbled wall into what used to be an administrative office of her hospital in Zolochiv.
Anti-vax group in Europe thrives online, thwarts tech effort

Anti-vax group in Europe thrives online, thwarts tech effort

Troubled by the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients showing up at his hospital, the French doctor logged on to Facebook and uploaded a video urging people to get vaccinated.

Insurer Centene changes course on East Coast HQ in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said Thursday it no longer plans to create an East Coast campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, a project first announced in 2020 and already under construction. The St.
'Weak spot' in virus responsible for COVID-19 could mean new treatments: researchers

'Weak spot' in virus responsible for COVID-19 could mean new treatments: researchers

VANCOUVER — Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered what they are calling a "weak spot" in the virus that causes COVID-19, paving the way for potential new treatments effective against all strains.
Western Quebec smelter will reduce arsenic emissions to five times provincial norm

Western Quebec smelter will reduce arsenic emissions to five times provincial norm

MONTREAL — Arsenic emissions at a western Quebec copper smelter will be reduced to five times the provincial norm by 2017 at a cost of around $500 million, the plant’s owner said Thursday.
Brain-eating amoeba suspected in 2nd Midwest death

Brain-eating amoeba suspected in 2nd Midwest death

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US offers extra monkeypox vaccine doses for gay pride events

US offers extra monkeypox vaccine doses for gay pride events

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is setting aside an extra 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine for places with upcoming gay pride events, health officials said Thursday.