Court rejects Trump-era EPA’s finding that weed killer is safe | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MATTHEW DALY – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause the cancer in man. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the Environmental … Read more

Victim of a pandemic, a floating restaurant in Hong Kong towed | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KATIE TAM and ZEN SOO – Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — An iconic floating restaurant that fed Cantonese cuisine and seafood to Queen Elizabeth II, Tom Cruise and millions of other diners was towed from the Hong Kong port on Tuesday after being closed by the pandemic. Jumbo Floating Restaurant’s parent company couldn’t … Read more

NY GOP gubernatorial candidates debate crime and the economy | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MARINA VILLENEUVE – Associated Press ALBANY, NY (AP) — Four Republican candidates for governor of New York have pledged to undo years of one-party rule and focus on fighting crime and improving the economy if they were elected in a televised debate on Monday evening. It’s an uphill battle for Republicans vying for governor’s … Read more

Biden visiting Port of Los Angeles as high prices persist as threat | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CHRIS MEGERIAN and JOSH BOAK – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Port of Los Angeles bears witness to President Joe Biden’s failed efforts to tackle what he calls his top economic priority: inflation. Biden will speak at America’s busiest port on Friday, with inflation lingering as a problem that has eluded his … Read more

Thailand legalizes marijuana, but discourages smoking | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and GRANT PECK – Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand legalized the cultivation and possession of marijuana starting Thursday, like a dream come true for an aging generation of pot smokers who remember the kick the legendary Thai Stick strain gave. The declared intention of the country’s public health minister to distribute … Read more

Hard Rock boss speaks with NJ governor on smoking in casinos | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By WAYNE PARRY – Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP) — The chairman of global casino and entertainment company Hard Rock recently spoke with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy about the “economic challenges” of banning smoking in casinos. , which a bill pending before the state legislature would do. Murphy said he will sign a … Read more

FDA chief struggles to explain slow response to infant formula | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MATTHEW PERRONE – AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration faced bipartisan fury from House lawmakers on Wednesday after months of delays in investigating problems at the nation’s largest infant formula plant that caused a continuing shortage. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf exposed a series of setbacks in … Read more

Davos Updates | War is holding back global economic recovery | Health, Medicine and Fitness

PA DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Finance officials at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos said Russia’s war in Ukraine has been a major setback to global economic recovery. Gita Gopinath, first deputy managing director of the IMF, told a panel on global growth on Wednesday that “a confluence of shocks” is hitting the … Read more

NC Medicaid expansion attracts Senate GOP attention | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By GARY D. ROBERTSON – Associated Press RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans are seriously considering legislation that would expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands more low-income adults. Such legislation would mark a key step in an extraordinary turnaround by GOP members in the chamber opposed to expansion for a decade. … Read more

Australian Labor Party overthrows Conservatives; PM faces early tests | National Policy

By ROD McGUIRK – Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s centre-left opposition party toppled the Conservative government after nearly a decade in power, and Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese, in his election victory speech on Saturday, said promised deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions as it faces an early foreign crisis. political essay. Prime Minister … Read more