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'ICU is full': Medical staff on frontline of China's COVID fight say hospitals are 'overwhelmed'

‘ICU is full’: Medical staff on frontline of China’s COVID fight say hospitals are ‘overwhelmed’

BEIJING, Dec 26 (Reuters) – In more than three decades of emergency medicine, Beijing doctor Howard Bernstein said he had never seen anything like it. Patients arrive at his hospital in ever-increasing numbers; almost all are elderly and many are very sick with symptoms of COVID and pneumonia, he said. Bernstein’s account mirrors similar testimony …

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CSX revamps attendance policy as railroad unions push back on sick leave

CSX revamps attendance policy as railroad unions push back on sick leave

Dec 13 (Reuters) – Rail operator CSX Corp is changing its workforce attendance policy for unexpected and short-term medical absences next year after U.S. railroad policies on sick leave has become a flashpoint in national labor negotiations. CSX is among the railroads that have used so-called points-based attendance policies to reduce unscheduled absences. Under long-established …

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Rare success in Alzheimer's disease research opens hope for future therapies

Rare success in Alzheimer’s disease research opens hope for future therapies

CHICAGO, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The first big breakthrough in 30 years of Alzheimer’s disease research is giving impetus to clinical trials of “cocktail” treatments targeting the two hallmark proteins associated with the mind-stealing disease, according to interviews with researchers and pharmaceutical executives. Drugmakers Eisai Co Ltd (4523.T) and Biogen (BIIB.O) announced in September that …

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COVID public health emergency in the United States to stay in place

COVID public health emergency in the United States to stay in place

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – The United States will maintain public health emergency status for the COVID-19 pandemic in place, allowing millions of Americans to continue to receive tests, vaccines and treatments free, two Biden administration officials said Friday. The possibility of a winter surge in COVID cases and the need for more time to …

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Iran's Guards Chief Warns Protesters: 'Today is the Last Day of Riots'

Iran’s Guards Chief Warns Protesters: ‘Today is the Last Day of Riots’

Elite Force Commander issues one of the starkest warnings yet Rights groups report new protests and bloodshed Revolutionary Guards not deployed since protests began DUBAI, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The leader of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards has warned protesters that Saturday will be their last day to take to the streets in the clearest sign …

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