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Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported symptoms that recurred after COVID-19 …

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Reducing aerosol pollution has led to more hurricanes in the North Atlantic, study shows

A new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances found that over the past four decades, a 50% decrease in aerosols — tiny particles of air pollution — over North America and Europe led to a 33% increase in the number of tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic. We the other side of the …

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Pharmacy chains should pay $878 mln for opioid epidemic role, Ohio counties say

CLEVELAND, May 10 (Reuters) – A lawyer for two Ohio counties said on Monday that CVS Health Corp (CVS.N), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) should fund an $878 million plan to address the opioid crisis there, as a first-of-its-kind trial got underway to determine the pharmacy chains’ contribution. A federal jury …

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GE unit boosts medical dye output as China COVID lockdown cuts supplies

Completed GE digital anesthesia care stations are seen at a GE Healthcare manufacturing facility during the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madison, Wisconsin, US April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – General Electric’s (GE.N) healthcare unit said on Tuesday it had increased …

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Another body found in Lake Mead amid plunging water levels

National Park Service rangers responded to a call on Saturday afternoon that reported the remains in Callville Bay. The Clark County Medical Examiner is assisting with determining the cause of death, according to NPS, which said there is “no further information is available at this time.” It was the second set of human remains found …

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Cancer diagnosis a year before infection is not linked to worse outcomes; air travel carries COVID risks

Travelers with and without face masks navigate through the domestic terminal of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after Biden’s administration announced that it will no longer enforce a US mask court mandate on public transportation, following a Florida ruling, in Atlanta, Georgia, US April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alyssa Pointer Register now for FREE unlimited access to …

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Trudeau: Canada to be good energy partner with Europe but won’t compromise climate goals

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an interview with Reuters, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 8, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, May 8 (Reuters) – Canada wants to be a good energy partner to Europe but will not abandon its climate …

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EU plans one-year renewable energy permits for faster green shift

The European Union flags flutter ahead of the gas talks between the EU, Russia and Ukraine at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 9 (Reuters) – The European Union executive wants to speed up the bloc’s green transition …

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Portugal set to start up Europe’s largest floating solar park

ALQUEVA, Portugal, May 9 (Reuters) – Two tugboats have moved a vast array of 12,000 solar panels, the size of four soccer pitches, to their mooring on Portugal’s Alqueva reservoir in preparation to start up Europe’s largest floating solar park in July. Built by the country’s main utility EDP (EDP.LS) on Western Europe’s biggest artificial …

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Villages told to evacuate as New Mexico wildfire pushes north

A firefighter works to combat the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon wildfire, near Las Vegas, New Mexico, US May 4, 2022. Picture taken May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAOS, NM, May 8 (Reuters) – Two mountain villages were told to evacuate in northern New Mexico on …

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