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IMF approves $1 billion in funds for Angola, includes $765 million to configure

No results matched your search Economy1 hour ago (Sep 16, 2020 09:40PM ET) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it had approved immediate disbursement of $1 billion to Angola under an existing program and increased its total funding access by $765 million to help it grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. The…

Israel authorizes 2nd basic lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise

Israel approves second general lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

USDA Approves D-SNAP for Louisiana Disaster Areas

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that low-income Louisiana residents recovering from Hurricane Laura could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that households who may not normally be eligible under regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance…

FDA Approves Clinical Trials for Cannabinoid Drug to Treat ARDS

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved phase one clinical trials for a synthetic cannabinoid drug designed to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening lung condition which may occur in severe cases of the novel coronavirus, Forbes reported. ARDS can be triggered by over-creation of cytokines, proteins which tell the body to…

House approves bill to send $25 billion to postal service and halt changes

(CNN)The House approved legislation Saturday to allocate $25 billion to the US Postal Service and ban operational changes that have slowed mail service around the country.The bill passed 257-150, largely along party lines, with Democrats supporting it. More than two dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure, defying House GOP leaders and President…

FEMA Authorizes California Joblessness Financing Grant

In a terse statement Friday night, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said that it has approved California’s request for a grant to provide a temporary boost to the state’s unemployment funds. While the total amount of the grant was not stated in the announcement, the agency said the grant would allow the state to add…

SBI board approves proposal to raise Rs 8,931 crore via Basel III bonds

The bonds in the nature of debentures qualifying as tier 2 capital of the bank have face value of Rs 10 lakh Topics Fundraising | Banks The committee of directors for capital raising at its meeting held on Friday accorded its approval The country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday said its board has…

USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Idaho

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the approval of Idaho to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT). This new program, authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and signed by President Trump, provides the value of school breakfast and lunch to families of children who would…

FDA approves brand-new saliva test for COVID-19 that’s easy, inexpensive and available now

Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) A new saliva test for COVID-19 that can be completed in just a few hours has been authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The test has several advantages over traditional nasal swab tests: It's cheap, less invasive and can be performed without the need for…

Russia approves first COVID-19 vaccine

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How Trump Officials Cut The 2020 Census Short Amid The Pandemic

U.S. Census Director Steven Dillingham departs a Sept. 17 news conference in Phoenix. The Trump administration is facing two federal lawsuits over its last-minute decision to cut the 2020 census schedule short. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption toggle caption Ross D. Franklin/AP U.S. Census Director Steven Dillingham departs a Sept. 17 news conference in Phoenix.…

Trump Launches ‘Patriotic Education’ Commission, Calls 1619 Project ‘Ideological Poison’

Topline President Trump on Thursday announced several measures aimed at promoting what he called “patriotic education” while blasting progressive efforts at re-examining American history through a race-critical lens as “toxic propaganda.” US President Donald Trump speaks during the White House Conference on American History at the ... [+] National Archives in Washington, DC, September 17,…

Smoke From West Coast Wildfires Has Reached Europe

Topline Smoke from the deadly wildfires raging across the West Coast reached Europe last week and is expected to travel over 5,000 miles again this weekend, according to data released Wednesday by the European Commission’s atmosphere monitoring service, a show of this historic fire season’s continued severity.  A man walks along the banks of the…

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Novel Tool May Predict Bipolar Disorder Long Prior To Beginning

A unique machine learning tool shows promise in predicting the onset of bipolar disorder (BD) years before it occurs, results of a new proof-of-concept study show. Early results of an ongoing prospective cohort study show that factors such as suicide risk, generalized anxiety disorder, and parental physical abuse in individuals at age 18 years are…

ECG Promising for Predicting Major Depression, Treatment Response

Individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have an increased heart rate — a finding that may have the potential to identify individuals at risk for the disorder and predict treatment response, early research suggests. Using the rapid-action of the novel antidepressant ketamine and the latest wearable 24-hour electrocardiogram (ECG) technology, investigators found that heart rate…

Vaccines Should Be Obligatory for All HCPs, Group States

All healthcare personnel (HCP) should be required as a condition of employment to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) said in a statement today. "Requiring appropriate immunizations as a condition of employment has been demonstrated to be the most effective strategy for maximizing immunization compliance among HCP," write…