Living with Alzheimer’s: China’s health time bomb

The first time Chen Shaohua went missing and was picked up by police, the 68-year-old’s family put it down to confusion. When he disappeared a second time, they realised he was deeply unwell—but it was already too late. “We missed the early signs,” daughter Chen Yuanyuan explained, adding: “For several years our mother complained he was lying… but we couldn’t […]

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Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as 2

Sitting on her mother’s lap, 2-year-old Lucía looked at the illustrations in her book while around her several children watched the doctors in white coats and nurses with thermometers in amazement. In an adjoining room, Danielito, also 2, sniffled while getting a shot as a clown tried to distract him. Cuba on Thursday began a massive vaccination campaign for children […]

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US moves to block Purdue Pharma opioid settlement

The US Justice Department has challenged a plan that would dissolve Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the OxyContin drug that has been blamed for the country’s opioid crisis, while shielding its founders from lawsuits. The government wants the settlement, which was approved this month by a federal judge, to be put on hold while prosecutors challenge it in a federal appeals […]

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Multiracial identities and well-being: Challenges and ways forward

In this opinion feature, Dr. Annabelle Atkin — an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN — explores the unique challenges that Multiracial people face in attaining and maintaining well-being and offers suggestions on how to mitigate those challenges. This article capitalizes the names of all racial groups. Although […]

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White House Plans ‘New System’ for International Travel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said on Wednesday the United States is developing a “new system for international travel” that will include new strong mitigation procedures like contact tracing. Zients told the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board the administration does not plan to immediately relax any travel restrictions because of COVID-19 Delta variant cases. […]

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