MSF slams US on Gaza at UN, says children as young as 5 want to die // The head of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that medical teams in the Gaza Strip have come up with a new acronym: WCNSF - wounded child, no surviving family.
WHO plans more evacuations from Gaza hospital as bodies reportedly decompose // Aid agencies hope to evacuate roughly 140 patients stranded in Gaza's Nasser hospital, a World Health Organization official said on Thursday, as Palestinian authorities reported that Israeli troops had withdrawn but still encircled the complex.
US candidate Haley sides with court ruling that embryos are babies // Republican U.S. presidential candidate Nikki Haley said on Wednesday she believed frozen embryos created through in-vitro fertilization were babies, in comments seen as backing a controversial ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court.
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FDA warns consumers over use of smartwatches to measure blood glucose levels // The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers on Wednesday against using smartwatches or smart rings that claim to measure blood glucose levels without piercing the skin, regardless of manufacturer or brand.
Israel intensifies strikes on Gaza's Rafah, large family killed in home // RAFAH, Gaza Strip/CAIRO (Reuters) - Israel intensified its bombardment of Rafah in Gaza's south and over a dozen members of one family were killed in an air strike, residents said, as the ruined Palestinian enclave's health ministry announced 29,313 deaths in the war so far.
Woman of Caribbean descent supports others with breast cancer // My new article with Caribbean Life News, under Schneps Media about Jamila Gulstone is out! Gulstone, who is of Barbadian descent, holds an annual soca aerobics class, Wukkin’ for a Cure, to raise funds for charities directly helping women with breast cancer get treatment and support, while also honoring survivors, in honor of her mom. It may surprise people to know that she’s very shy. “I am confident and well-spoken especially when it comes to the public facing things that I do, but I am literally melting inside usually. But for the sake of helping my community and preserving my culture, I push through,” she said. Read more here: https://www.caribbeanlife.com/woman-of-caribbean-descent-supports-others-with-breast-cancer/ Alt text (on the site): “People” is written in orange at the top of the page. The headline of the story is written in the color black, and it states: “Woman of Caribbean descent supports others with breast cancer.” My name is written underneath the headline in all capital and lowercase letters, in the color orange. It says: “Milette Millington.” Date is under that, and it says February 20, 2024. Image Description: Jamila Gulstone, organizer of the annual soca aerobics class, Wukkin’ for a Cure. Photo Credit: Jamila Gulstone So many more stories on the way! Stay tuned! #disabled #disabledjournalists #accessibility #disabilityawareness #disabilityrights #disabilityjustice #disabilityadvocate #disabilityadvocacy #caribbeanheritage #caribbean #barbados🇧🇧 #nyc #brooklyn #actsofkindness #blackjournalists #blackjournalistsrock✨ #journalism #localnews #journalistsofcolor #caribbeanlifenews #schnepsmedia
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Victims ask pope for independent inquiry into abuse by prominent priest // Former nuns who said they were subjected to sexual, psychological or spiritual abuse by a famous priest urged Pope Francis on Wednesday to allow an independent investigation, saying the Catholic Church had put up "a rubber wall" blocking the truth.
Gaza death toll rises to 29,313, Rafah residents killed in strike // RAFAH, Gaza Strip/CAIRO (Reuters) - Israel stepped up its bombardment of the southern city of Rafah, residents said on Wednesday, as the death toll in the war across the devastated Palestinian strip rose to 29,313, according to the Gaza health ministry.
Conagra sees 'opportunity' to sell frozen meals to those on weight loss drugs // U.S. packaged foods firm Conagra Brands sees an "opportunity" to sell more frozen meals, meat snacks and popcorn to people using weight-loss drugs like Ozempic, executive Tom McGough said Tuesday at an industry conference.
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More than half the world faces high measles risk, WHO says // More than half the world's countries will be at high or very high risk of measles outbreaks by the end of the year unless urgent preventative measures are taken, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday.