Oil steadies after choppy trade, U.S. says export ban not ruled out

A maze of crude oil pipes and valves is pictured during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, US June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Richard Carson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Washington has not ruled out export curbs to ease fuel prices Beijing ramps up … Read more

Study: COVID Survivors Double Their Risk for Lung Blood Clots

Coronavirus survivors have twice the risk of developing dangerous blood clots that travel to their lungs compared to people who weren’t infected, as well as double the chance of respiratory symptoms, a large new study said Tuesday. The research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that as many as one in five … Read more

Former Nintendo Boss Reggie Tells Companies To ‘Embrace’ Unions

photo: Allen Berezovsky (Getty Images) In an interview yesterday, former Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime was asked about his thoughts on unions, which currently barely exist in the video game industry. Fils-Aime’s answer was not a ringing endorsement of unions, with the former exec saying they aren’t good or bad, just a situation to … Read more

Biden says no change on ‘strategic ambiguity’ as Taiwan overshadows Quad talks

TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Tuesday there was no change to a US policy of “strategic ambiguity” on Taiwan, a day after he angered China by saying he would be willing to use force to defend the democratic island . The issue of Taiwan loomed over a meeting in Tokyo … Read more

What Is ‘Paxlovid Mouth’ And Why Is It So Unpleasant?

Loss or alteration of taste (dysgeusia) is a common symptom of COVID. It’s also a side effect of several illnesses and medications, including Paxlovid, the new antiviral medication to treat COVID infection. Although it affects fewer than 6 percent of people who are given Paxlovid, some report a “horrible” taste that came on soon after … Read more

Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises Might Have to Get Cheaper

Since cruising from North America returned in July 2021, both Royal Caribbean (RCL) – Get Royal Caribbean Group Report and Carnival (CCL) – Get Carnival Corporation Report have taken a measured tone when discussing their business. Executives from both companies have made clear that the road back from a complete shutdown to normal operations would … Read more

WHO says no evidence monkeypox virus has mutated

May 23 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization does not have evidence that the monkeypox virus has mutated, a senior executive at the UN agency said on Monday, noting the infectious disease that has been endemic in west and central Africa has tended not to change . Rosamund Lewis, head of the smallpox secretariat that … Read more

Beijing extends work-from-home ‘requirement’ for millions as COVID spreads

Capital sees biggest daily caseload in month-old outbreak ‘We’ve been massively hit’ – Beijing store owner Fears virus could return as Shanghai eyes lockdown end Curbs damaging China’s economy, global supply chains BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 23 (Reuters) – The Chinese capital extended its work-from-home requirement for many of its 22 million residents to stem a COVID-19 … Read more

Explainer: How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) – Global health … Read more

WHO expects more cases of monkeypox to emerge globally

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – The World Health … Read more