Tag Archives: Health care industry

China sticks to Covid controls, Beijing luxury mall closes

Major luxury goods mall Beijing SKP, pictured here in 2021, said Friday it would close — with no reopening date specified — after the city confirmed three Covid cases in an apartment community nearby. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — China showed few signs of loosening its …

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Hepatitis outbreak in kids may be linked to adenovirus, WHO says

An outbreak of severe hepatitis in healthy children that has caused liver failure in some kids might be linked to adenovirus infection, though further investigation is needed, World Health Organization officials said on Thursday. Eleven countries, including the U.S., have reported at least 169 cases of severe acute hepatitis in …

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How Headspace Health is tackling the global mental health crisis

In this weekly series, CNBC takes a look at companies that made the inaugural Disruptor 50 list, 10 years later. In 2013, the idea of an app for mental health-care may have seemed novel, if not monumental in terms of a global challenge for a disruptive start-up. But times have …

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Merck (MRK) earnings Q1 2022

Medicine pill is seen with Merck logo and words ‘Molnupiravir’ and ‘COVID-19’ displayed on a screen in the background in this illustration photo taken in Poland on November 5, 2021. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto | Getty Images Merck sold $3.2 billion of its oral antiviral treatment for Covid in the …

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Moderna asks FDA to authorize Covid vaccine for kids under 6 years old

Moderna on Thursday asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its Covid vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years old. The vaccine was about 51% effective against infection from the omicron variant in children under 2 years old and about 37% effective among 2- to 5-year-old kids, …

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Denmark the first country to halt its Covid vaccination program

Health personnel are preparing injection syringes with Covid-19 vaccine in 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. the country has now announced it will suspend its vaccination program and will review whether it’s needed later in the year. Ole Jensen | Getty Images News | Getty Images Denmark has become the first country …

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, April 27

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street to open higher after Nasdaq’s nearly 4% plunge Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  NYSE U.S. stock futures bounced Wednesday, getting a boost from Dow …

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Symptoms of mysterious liver disease affecting children, Covid links

Health experts are investigating the likely cause of a new children’s liver disease, which was first reported in the U.K. in January 2022, and whether it bears any connection to the coronavirus. Fs Productions | Tetra Images | Getty Images Japan has detected its first probable case of a mysterious …

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Weekly Covid deaths have dropped to lowest since March 2020, WHO says

The World Health Organization on Tuesday said weekly new Covid deaths have fallen to the lowest level since March 2020, but warned a global decline in testing for the virus could hinder its efforts to fight the pandemic. The world recorded 15,668 new deaths in the last seven days, with …

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Pfizer asks FDA to authorize third dose for children 5 to 11 years old

Dr. Sandra Hughes prepares to administer a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19) to Elise Langevina, 6, in Storrs, Connecticut, U.S., November 3, 2021. Michelle McLoughlin | Reuters Pfizer on Tuesday asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize a third dose of its Covid vaccine for children …

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