Full of money, Pfizer buys Global Blood Therapeutics for $5.4 billion

Full of money, Pfizer buys Global Blood Therapeutics for .4 billion

Aug 8 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc on Monday agreed to pay $5.4 billion in cash to sickle cell drugmaker Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT.O) as it seeks to capitalize on a surge in revenue from his COVID-19 vaccine and treatment. Pfizer will pay $68.50 per GBT share, representing a 7.3% premium to its Friday closing price … Read more

Chinese exports pick up, but outlook darkens as global growth slows

Chinese exports pick up, but outlook darkens as global growth slows

China’s July exports rise at a faster pace than expected Imports disappoint again, highlighting weak domestic demand The trade balance hit a record high in July Weak foreign demand adds stress to trade and economic outlook BEIJING, Aug 7 (Reuters) – China’s export growth unexpectedly accelerated in July, providing an encouraging boost to the economy … Read more

What your nails reveal about your health

What your nails reveal about your health

The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but your nails could be the doorway to your health. They can reveal secrets to general health and provide clues to conditions or illnesses you may not know you have. But Dr. Jeffrey Linder, chief of internal medicine and geriatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of … Read more

Oil tumble on demand fears, supply tightness offers floor

Oil tumble on demand fears, supply tightness offers floor

FILE PHOTO – A PetroChina worker inspects a pump cylinder at an oilfield in Tacheng, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer AT Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BoE raises rates and warns of recession risks Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates save their oil firepower in the … Read more

OPEC+ agrees to small production increase in Biden setback

OPEC+ agrees to small production increase in Biden setback

OPEC to raise production target by 100,000 bpd from September OPEC faces production challenges to meet existing targets US seeks OPEC production boost to counter Russia Biden trip, US arms sales did not convince DUBAI/LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – OPEC+ is set to raise its oil production target by 100,000 barrels a day, an amount … Read more

Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip could have a new health issue

Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip could have a new health issue

The past two years have taught epidemiologists a great deal about real-time surveillance of communicable diseases. One of the lessons learned is that wastewater can tell a lot about a population. So, in response to the covid-19 pandemic, the United States Centers for Disease Control launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) in September 2020. … Read more

Oil up 2% on supply worries ahead of OPEC+ meeting

Oil up 2% on supply worries ahead of OPEC+ meeting

Sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US House of Representatives Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan Factories squeezed by higher prices, weak customer demand OPEC+ meets on … Read more

Polio found in NYC sewage as state urges vaccination

Polio found in NYC sewage as state urges vaccination

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The polio virus was present in sewage in a New York suburb a month before health officials announced a confirmed case of the disease last month, said state health officials on Monday, urging residents to make sure they have been vaccinated. Finding the illness from sewage samples taken in June … Read more

‘Living with COVID’: where the pandemic could go next

‘Living with COVID’: where the pandemic could go next

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and populations to prepare for more waves of COVID-19. In the United States alone, there could be up to a million infections a day this winter, Chris Murray, director of the Institute … Read more

North Carolina still has time to fight monkeypox stigma

North Carolina still has time to fight monkeypox stigma

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide insights into issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine to prevent the virus from spreading further. North Carolina Department of Health and … Read more