India tests cough syrup samples linked to Gambia child deaths

Cough syrup made by Maiden Pharma in India linked to 66 deaths Maiden says trying to find out from Gambian buyer what happened Maiden says it does not currently sell any products in India Indian Ministry of Health seeks details from WHO NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (Reuters) – India said it was testing samples of … Read more

Strokes, heart attacks, sudden death: Does America understand the long-term risks of catching COVID?

A 35-year-old acquaintance dies of a hemorrhagic stroke. A friend in her 40s and another in her 60s experience extreme recurring dizziness, with their heart racing when they stand. A 21-year-old student with no medical history is admitted to intensive care with heart failure, while a previously healthy 48-year-old avid tennis player suddenly suffers a … Read more

COVID wave looms in Europe as recall campaign gets off to a slow start

Oct 6 (Reuters) – A new wave of COVID-19 appears to be brewing in Europe as the weather cools, with public health experts warning that vaccine fatigue and confusion over the types of vaccines available will likely limit the use of reminders. The Omicron BA.4/5 subvariants that dominated this summer are still causing the majority … Read more

COVID symptom that is more dominant than fever, loss of smell and taste

With the onset of winter, COVID cases are on the rise in the UK and other European countries. This portends a new wave of infection in the coming days. Official infections informed by national statistics have increased by 14% in one week, however, the exact reason for this increase is still unknown. Professor Tim Spector, … Read more

Explanation: What is NOPEC, the American bill to put pressure on the oil group OPEC+?

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – U.S. legislation that could open members of oil-producing group OPEC+ to antitrust lawsuits has emerged as a possible tool to tackle high fuel prices, after the body said that would cut production despite lobbying from the Biden administration. The No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) bill, which passed a … Read more

Nobel Prize goes to pioneers of Lego-like “click chemistry”

Danish winner Meldal says click chemistry like Lego Technology has been used to target cancer treatment Prize worth over $900,000 STOCKHOLM, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Scientists Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and Barry Sharpless won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for discovering reactions that allow molecules to come together to create new compounds … Read more

Oil hits 3-week highs as OPEC+ agrees deep cuts and US inventories fall

OPEC+ met on Wednesday and cut production despite tight supply U.S. crude and fuel stocks fell last week – EIA Price around $90 vs $120 in July US opposed to OPEC cuts wants lower prices NEW YORK, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose to three-week highs on Wednesday as OPEC+ agreed to its biggest … Read more

New drug seeks ‘real revenge’ on COVID by turning virus against itself

A neurologist at a prestigious US research institute has developed an experimental COVID treatment he calls “true revenge” that weaponizes the virus against itself. The treatment, dubbed NMT5, was created by the founding director of the Neurodegeneration Center for New Drugs at the Scripps Research Institute, Dr. Stuart Lipton, and a team of scientists. It … Read more

Swedish geneticist wins Nobel Prize in Medicine for deciphering ancient DNA

Paabo “very happy” when told the price His crucial discoveries for understanding human evolution Neaderthal genome sequenced to show modern human connection Relevant discoveries today, for example for the immune system Medicine is the first of this year’s prizes to be awarded STOCKHOLM/LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo won the 2022 Nobel … Read more

Oil rebounds 3% as OPEC+ weighs biggest production cut since 2020

OPEC+ eyes cut of more than 1 million bpd – sources China issues largest quota of petroleum products this year SINGAPORE, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Oil prices jumped more than 3% at the start of Asian trading on Monday as OPEC+ plans to cut production by more than a million barrels a day for its … Read more