Hawaii health department warns of COVID-19 and flu outbreaks at high school dances

The Hawaii Department of Health today released a Special Edition of the COVID-19 Cluster Report regarding an outbreak of coronavirus and influenza type A linked to a high school dance on Oahu. The DOH had stopped publishing the biweekly cluster reports in early January, but will publish one if special circumstances warrant. “As the number … Read more

Fed officials on the defensive as high inflation persists

Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller faced an uncomfortable task Friday night, delivering remarks to a conference packed with prominent academic economists titled, suggestively, “How Monetary Policy Has Fallen Behind and how to go back”. Fed officials – who set US monetary policy – found themselves on the defensive in Washington, on Wall Street and within … Read more

Americans should ‘avoid large public gatherings’ ahead of Russia’s VE Day

The US Embassy in Moscow has warned Americans to “avoid large public gatherings” around Russian celebrations commemorating their World War II victory amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Annual Victory Day celebrations, including the main parade in Red Square, will take place in Moscow until May 9. Local authorities will limit travel to event … Read more

Colorado reports cases of severe liver disease in children

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are investigating more than 100 possible cases of a mysterious and serious liver disease in children, including five deaths. About two dozen states have reported suspected cases after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an appeal to doctors to be on the lookout for surprising cases … Read more

China to ban minors from tipping live streamers after 10 p.m.

Beauty blogger Austin Li Jiaqi speaks with a dog on her lap during a live broadcast on Taobao e-commerce platform on October 26, 2018 in Shanghai, China. Li, 27, nicknamed “Lipstick Brother”, is China’s hottest online beauty blogger. CGV | Getty Images China’s broadcasting regulator on Saturday introduced new rules that ban minors under the … Read more

A Ukrainian professor still teaches from the front lines of war

Ukrainian teacher Fedir Shandor went viral this week after a photo on social media showed him teaching remotely while in full combat gear with a rifle slung over his shoulder. “We are fighting for an educated nation. If I didn’t lecture, it would be a sin,” Shandor said in a statement from Uzhhorod National University, … Read more

The 7 eating habits that can actually work against dementia, according to science – Eat This Not That

When it comes to eating the right diet for your brain health, experts are still figuring out exactly which foods do the most good. Scientists have already identified some of the worst contenders. A study published in Current Opinion on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care linked high-sugar diets to Alzheimer’s disease, while eating habits high … Read more

Musk’s $44 billion Twitter takeover challenged in shareholder lawsuit

May 6 (Reuters) – Elon Musk and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) were sued on Friday by a Florida pension fund seeking to prevent Musk from completing its $44 billion takeover of the social media company before 2025. In a proposed class action lawsuit filed in Delaware Chancery Court, the Orlando police pension fund said Delaware law … Read more