Low-calorie sweeteners might not be as good for us as we thought

Artificial sweeteners, from mice to humans For more than a decade, Elinav has been interested in uncovering the links between nutrition, gut microbes, and the risk of developing common diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, with the hope of devising microbiome-based personalized medicine. In 2014, Elinav and colleagues found that saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame each … Read more

SoulCycle is closing 25% of its studios

new York CNN Business — It’s not just Peloton that’s spinning into trouble: Indoor cycling studio SoulCycle is closing about 25% of its locations. It’s yet another signal that consumers’ exercise habits continue to change as the pandemic wears on. In the coming days, SoulCycle will shutter around 20 of its 83 studios: six in … Read more

Ukraine aid could boost prospects for COVID package

President Biden’s call for more Ukraine aid could provide the groundwork for reviving a $10 billion COVID preparedness package that’s stalled in Congress — if Democrats can tamp down their internal divisions. The big picture: Biden this week plans to send Congress a new funding request “in order to sustain Ukraine for the duration of … Read more

Poland reneges on coronavirus vaccine contracts – POLITICO

Poland has unilaterally pulled out of its contractual commitments to buy the BioNTech/Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said Tuesday, citing oversupply and financial strains caused by the influx of millions of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. Speaking on all-news channel TVN24, Niedzielski said that the government in Warsaw had informed the European … Read more

California sees dramatic decline in child homicide victims. What’s changed?

The stunning climb in homicide rates in recent years in California and big cities across the nation obscures a remarkably good-news trend involving young children: The number of child homicide victims fell dramatically in California over the past decade, the latest death certificate data shows, a pattern mirrored to a lesser extent nationwide. In 1991, … Read more

Macron holds 1st big rally; Rivals stir up ‘McKinsey Affair’ | Health & Fitness

By SYLVIE CORBET and ANGELA CHARLTON – Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron held his first big rally Saturday in his race for reelection, promising the French more “progress” and “solidarity” over the next five years, but his campaign has hit a speed bump. It’s been dubbed “the McKinsey Affair,” named after … Read more

Macron holds 1st big rally; Rivals stir up ‘McKinsey Affair’ | Health

By SYLVIE CORBET and ANGELA CHARLTON – Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron held his first big rally Saturday in his race for reelection, promising the French more “progress” and “solidarity” over the next five years, but his campaign has hit a speed bump. It’s been dubbed “the McKinsey Affair,” named after … Read more

Macron’s reelection push troubled by ‘McKinsey Affair’ | Health

By ANGELA CHARLTON – Associated Press PARIS (AP) — As French President Emmanuel Macron prepares to hold his first big rally Saturday in his race for reelection, his campaign has hit a roadbump. It’s been dubbed “the McKinsey Affair,” named after an American consulting company hired to advise the French government on its COVID-19 vaccination … Read more

Macron’s re-election push troubled by ‘McKinsey Affair’ | Health & Fitness

By ANGELA CHARLTON – Associated Press PARIS (AP) — As French President Emmanuel Macron prepares to hold his first big rally Saturday in his race for re-election, his campaign has hit a roadbump. It’s been dubbed “the McKinsey Affair,” named after an American consulting company hired to advise the French government on its COVID-19 vaccination … Read more

Health Worker Shortage Forces States to Scramble

This story was originally posted by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Top Hawaii officials last week received an urgent warning: If they didn’t act, the state would lose the services of hundreds of health care workers who have been essential in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. The state had not extended a waiver … Read more