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Why are people in Britain talking about Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp messages?

Critics accuse the British administration of running “government by WhatsApp” due to the popularity of the messaging app with politicians and officials Learn More


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State Supreme Court: Ohio abortion question will go forward as single issue

In a blow to abortion opponents in Ohio, a fall ballot issue aimed at enshrining access to the procedure in the state’s constitution won't be split into two separate issues: one about abortion and one involving other reproductive care More »


Black men were likely underdiagnosed with lung problems because of bias in software, study suggests

A new study suggests racial bias built into a common medical test for lung function is likely leading to fewer Black patients getting care for breathing problems More »


College student accused of setting fire to Wyoming's only abortion clinic pleads not guilty

A college student who authorities say admitted setting fire to a building slated to become Wyoming’s only full-service abortion clinic has pleaded not guilty to an arson charge More »


As legal gambling surges, some states want to teach teens about the risks

Warnings about the potential dangers of gambling could soon join education about drugs and alcohol in the nation's classrooms More »


FDA warns consumers not to use off-brand versions of Ozempic, Wegovy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use versions of the popular weight-loss drug used in Ozempic and Wegovy and sold online because they might not contain the same ingredients as prescription products and may not be safe or effective More »


UK government refuses to hand over Boris Johnson's unredacted messages to coronavirus inquiry

The British government is resisting an order to hand over a sheaf of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s personal messages to the country’s COVID-19 pandemic inquiry More »


Government body warns of increased health threats from climate change in Germany

Germany’s disease control agency warns that rising temperatures due to global warming will increase the likelihood of heat stroke, vector-borne illnesses and other health risks in the country More »


Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative wins Spain’s Princess of Asturias award

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a nonprofit that undertakes research to find treatments for millions of marginalized patients worldwide, has won Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation More »


Court rules Austria can't be held liable for early COVID infection at ski resort

An Austrian federal court says the state can’t be held liable for a COVID-19 infection from an outbreak at an Alpine ski resort as the coronavirus pandemic hit Europe The Supreme Court of Justice on Thursday announced its verdict in a long-running legal battle involving a German resident who traveled to Ischgl in March 2020 and visited several apres-ski venues before returning home six days later More »


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