Health

Nearly 1 Million Crock-Pots Were Just Recalled Due to Burn Risks

There’s a major Sunbeam Crock-Pot recall affecting nearly 1 million units. Specifically, Sunbeam is recalling Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers due to a lid issue that could cause burns. “The recalled Crock-Pot multi-cooker can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked,” according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). “This can cause […]

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Coronavirus updates: Greece restarts tourism; European vaccine deal totals $843 million

New coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in a handful of U.S. states, prompting warnings from some health officials that greater precautions might be necessary to keep the health systems from being overwhelmed. As people grow fatigued from social distancing and other precautions, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are racing forward to develop treatments and […]

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Coronavirus updates: Europeans sign deal with AstraZeneca for 400 million vaccine doses

As many U.S. states continue to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions, some are pausing their reopenings in the face of worrisome data around new cases and hospitalizations. States like Texas, Arizona and Arkansas have seen a surge in infections, calling into question aggressive reopening strategies.  Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday […]

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Funding roundup: Mental health startup led by former Uber exec gets $100 million

Telehealth once again captured investors’ attention this week when Amwell raised a large funding round. The Boston-based company raised $ 194 million from previous investor Allianz X and drugmaker Takeda. Though Amwell had been talking to investors well before the Covid-19 pandemic started, the telehealth company and its competitors have seen a surge of visits […]

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Trump’s New COVID-19 Czar Holds $10 Million In Vaccine Company Stock Options

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has slammed COVID-19 vaccine czar Moncef Slaoui’s “huge conflict of interest” after required federal filings revealed he holds $ 10 million in stock options in one of the companies working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Warren demanded that Slaoui “divest immediately.” It is a huge conflict of interest for the White House’s new […]