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Singapore’s prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time after returning home from work trips in Africa and Asia KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday he tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time after returning home from work trips in Africa and Asia. …

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Black kids face racism before they even start school. It’s driving a major mental health crisis.

The drivers of the youth mental health crisis for Black children begin early and persist through a lifetime COLUMBUS, Ohio — To her students who need the most support, India Strother is rarely just “Ms. Strother” — she’s a family figure they call “Mom,” a trusted guide as they negotiate their teenage years. They open up …

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US Surgeon General calls for action regarding the ongoing ‘epidemic of loneliness and isolation’

Recent research shows half of U.S. adults experienced loneliness daily. The U.S. Surgeon General released an advisory on Tuesday calling attention to the public health crisis of loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection in the United States. The report cites recent research showing that approximately half of U.S. adults experienced loneliness daily, even before the …

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I got bitten by a tick. What’s my risk of getting sick?

Here’s when you need to call a healthcare provider — and when you don’t. While tickborne diseases have been on the rise across the U.S., outdoor enthusiasts can take comfort knowing that most common infections aren’t transmitted quickly, researchers said. For instance, Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that cause Lyme disease — which is “far and away the …

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New nasal spray to reverse fentanyl and other opioid overdoses gets FDA approval

U.S. health regulators have approved a new nasal spray to reverse overdoses due to fentanyl and other powerful opioids WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved a new easy-to-use version of a medication to reverse overdoses caused by fentanyl and other opioids driving the nation’s drug crisis. Opvee is similar to naloxone, the life-saving drug …

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LGBT group removes Anheuser-Busch from ‘Best Places to Work’ for not ‘standing by’ Mulvaney ad

The LGBT-focused Human Rights Campaign called Anheuser-Busch ‘a textbook example of what not to do’ Beer giant Anheuser-Busch has now lost support from both sides of the aisle in the aftermath of their controversial transgender campaign. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), an LGBT activist organization, has distanced itself from the company for not “standing by” its April …

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Recall of 456K waffle makers issued after more than 30 burn injuries reported

he Consumer Product Safety Commission said people should hold off on using affected PowerXL Stuffed Waffilizers until they get the fix The risk of consumers sustaining burns has prompted a recall of hundreds of thousands of waffle makers by Wisconsin-based Empower Brands, according to a notice on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. The CPSC notice said the …

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Fourth person dies from bacteria linked to recalled eye drops, CDC says

As of May 15, 81 patients across 18 states have become infected with Pseudomonas aeruginos Another person has died from an outbreak of an extensively drug-resistant bacteria that’s been tied to Global Pharma Healthcare’s recalled eyedrops, according to federal health officials.  As of May 15, 81 patients across 18 states have become infected with Pseudomonas aeruginos, …

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