Some schools close to stem flu outbreaks — but is it a good long-term solution?

Some schools across the United States have been closing early in an attempt to stem influenza outbreaks. In Maine, students at Casco Bay High School in Portland were dismissed early…

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Panel calls for stronger leadership of FDA food programs

A panel on Tuesday called for changes at the federal agency that oversees most of the nation’s food supply, saying revamped leadership, a clear mission and more urgency are needed…

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Holmes’ former partner faces sentencing in Theranos case

A former Theranos executive learns Wednesday whether he will be punished as severely as his former lover and business partner for peddling the company’s bogus blood-testing technology that duped investors and endangered patients

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Firearm deaths among Black men at 28-year high, doctors are taking steps to reframe gun violence as one of America’s major health crisis

There’s been a substantial increase in firearm-related deaths in the United States over the past three decades and Black men are the most affected, according to new research from a…

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Japan, Belgium to cooperate in chip production, development

A newly founded Japanese semiconductor company aiming to revive Japan’s chip industry will collaborate with a Belgian research organization in research and development of next-generation chips for production in Japan

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Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system

Facebook’s quasi-independent oversight board says an internal system that exempted high-profile users, including former President Donald Trump, from some or all of its content moderation rules needs a major overhaul

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Panel proposes major overhaul of German hospital financing

BERLIN — An expert panel unveiled a proposal Tuesday for a major overhaul of Germany’s system for funding hospitals that it says would promote quality over quantity, ending what some…

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Health officials make urgent push for flu and COVID shots as hospitals feel the strain

Health officials are making another urgent push to encourage flu and COVID vaccinations, as multiple respiratory viruses swirl around the country inundating both pediatric and adult hospitals. About 75% of…

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Minnesota town drops Texas-style anti-abortion lawsuit plan

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota town has backed away from a proposal to let people sue abortion providers, including organizations that provide abortion drugs by mail, after the state’s attorney general…

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