FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers Thursday that a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running as soon as next week, though he sidestepped questions about whether his agency should have intervened earlier at the plant at the center of the national shortage. FDA Commissioner Dr. … Read more

How to Get a Free Fitbit or Apple Watch From Your Insurance Company

How to Get a Free Fitbit or Apple Watch From Your Insurance Company

Photo: charnsitr (Shutterstock) Fitness trackers like Apple Watches and Fitbitsgenerally aren’t I would expensive as tech like smartphones and tablets, but they’re not exactly cheap. You certainly wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to snag one for free. And as it turns out, many insurance companies include fitness programs that either come with a complimentary tracker, … Read more

Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

CANNES, France (AP) – The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia’s war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler. After tributes and musical numbers, Zelenskyy … Read more

FDA head insists baby formula shortage due to ‘distribution’ issues

FDA head insists baby formula shortage due to ‘distribution’ issues

Despite his agency shutting down the nation’s largest baby formula factory for months, the head of the Food and Drug Administration on Monday blamed a “distribution problem” for empty store shelves across the US, as lawmakers fumed about a lackluster federal response to the crisis. “I don’t want this to sound in any way like … Read more

Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party

Back to normal?  Cannes Film Festival prepares to party

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back – even kisses were forbade on the red carpet – the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal. Or at least Cannes’ very particular brand … Read more

Bracing for her future: Baby giraffe fitted with orthotic

Bracing for her future: Baby giraffe fitted with orthotic

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) – Over the past three decades Ara Mirzaian has fitted braces for everyone from Paralympians to children with scoliosis. But Msituni was a patient like none other – a newborn giraffe. The calf was born Feb. 1 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, north of San Diego, with her … Read more

Baby formula shortage: What experts want parents to know

Baby formula shortage: What experts want parents to know

WASHINGTON (AP) – Many parents are hunting for infant formula after a combination of short- and long-term problems hit most of the biggest US brands. Millions of babies in the US rely on formula, which is the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who aren’t exclusively breastfed. Here’s a look at what’s behind the … Read more

What you can and can’t do to get through the infant formula shortage, according to experts

What you can and can’t do to get through the infant formula shortage, according to experts

The California doctor has been getting phone calls, emails and social media messages – not just from her patients but from families all over the United States – along with photos of empty store shelves that once held infant formula. “It’s scary for these moms and their babies, and it’s becoming a real issue,” Altmann … Read more

Wall Street’s losses worsen as markets tumble worldwide

Wall Street’s losses worsen as markets tumble worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street is tumbling toward its lowest point in more than a year on Monday as renewed worries about China’s economy pile on top of markets already battered by rising interest rates. The S&P 500 was 2.1% lower in afternoon trading after coming off its fifth straight losing week, its longest … Read more

Stocks Open Lower as Bond Yields Edge Higher

Stocks Open Lower as Bond Yields Edge Higher

US stock indexes fell, led by losses in technology shares, as investors shunned both government bonds and equities on worries that further interest-rate increases and China‚Äôs Covid-19 policies would weigh on growth. The S&P 500 declined 1.5%, setting major indexes up for another day of losses. The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite Index fell 1.8% while the … Read more