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More than 700 million people with untreated hypertension

The number of adults aged 30–79 years with hypertension has increased from 650 million to 1.28 billion in the last thirty years, according to the first comprehensive global analysis of trends in hypertension prevalence, detection, treatment and control, led...

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris Begins Vietnam Visit Calling out China’s Bullying Tactics

The strategic competition between the U.S. and China came to the forefront as Vice President Kamala Harris kicked off the second leg of her official visit to Southeast Asia in Vietnam.  Ms. Harris told Vietnamese officials in the capital city...

California Wildfire Crisis Escalates Amid Extreme Winds

California's wildfire crisis escalated on Tuesday as resurgent strong winds fanned the state's biggest conflagration, drove flames from a separate, smaller blaze into a rural mountain community and prompted widespread precautionary power shutoffs. Already the second-largest California wildfire on record,...

IMF Withholds $450 Million in Funds from Afghanistan After Taliban Takeover

The International Monetary Fund, under pressure from the Biden administration, said Wednesday it will no longer release $450 million in funds that were scheduled to be sent to Afghanistan next week. The move comes after the Treasury Department and congressional...

Vietnam Succeeds in Preparing Herbal COVID-19 Drug

Vietnamese scientists have announced the results of their research into a kind of herbal anti-coronavirus medicine, which has been approved for use in clinical trials on patients after successful animal tests. The outcome of the research, conducted by Dr. Le...

Energy Sector Leads S&P/TSX as Oil Rises, U.S Stock Markets Mixed

Gains in the energy sector, helped by a rise in the price of oil, led Canada's main stock index higher in late-morning trading while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 41.08 points at 20,478.50. In New...

Semiconductor Chip: Global Shortages Continue to Affect Carmakers

BMW (BMWG.DE) and Stellantis (STLA.MI) became the latest major carmakers to warn on Tuesday that the global semiconductor chip shortage that has bedevilled the industry this year will drag on throughout 2021 and beyond, hitting production and sales. Carmakers, forced...

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Mandatory Vaccination or Testing Requirement for Manitoba Public Workers Starts October 18

Unvaccinated workers in Manitoba schools, licensed daycares and hospitals will be among those who will soon face regular COVID-19...
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