A U.S. judge on Wednesday sentenced former Theranos Inc President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani to 12 years and 11 months in prison on charges of defrauding investors and patients of the blood testing startup led by Elizabeth Holmes, a spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office confirmed. U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California, imposed… Read More U.S. judge sentences former Theranos president Ramesh Balwani to nearly thirteen years imprisonment for fraud
Amazon.com Inc launched Amazon clinic on Tuesday, a virtual platform for common healthcare conditions like allergies, acne and asthma, expanding the e-commerce giant’s presence in the U.S. healthcare space. Amazon, which already runs Amazon Pharmacy, said the new service would operate in 32 states, and comes only months after it agreed to buy primary care… Read More Amazon launches virtual healthcare clinic in U.S.
World Cup host Qatar has scrapped a requirement for visitors to obtain a negative COVID-19 test before departing for the Gulf Arab state, its health ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. Previously, Qatar had told fans attending the World Cup they must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test regardless of their vaccination status,… Read More Qatar scraps COVID entry test requirement for World Cup fans
Every year, breast cancer kills more than 600,000 women around the world. In resource-poor settings, the majority of women with breast cancer are diagnosed at an advanced stage of disease, resulting in low survival rates. In a global effort to raise awareness on breast cancer, October is designated as the Pink Month where efforts are… Read More Pink October: X-Pression sensitises over 1,000 women workforce on breast cancer
Taiwan will end its mandatory COVID-19 quarantine for arrivals from October 13 and welcome tourists back, the government said on Thursday, completing a major step on its plan to re-open to the outside world. Taiwan had kept some of its entry and quarantine rules in place as large parts of the rest of Asia relaxed… Read More Taiwan to scrap mandatory coronavirus quarantine for arrivals from October 13
Canada will drop all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers from October 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains, the government said on Monday. The move is likely to boost the Canadian travel industry, already booming after months of lull during the pandemic. Canadian carriers were also pressing for an end to mask mandates… Read More Canada to drop all coronavirus travel restrictions from October 1
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has tested positive for coronavirus and is showing mild symptoms of a cold, a government spokesperson said on Monday. Scholz is isolating in the federal chancellery. He has cancelled all his public appearances this week but will attend scheduled meetings remotely, said an emailed statement. Germany is rolling out booster vaccinations… Read More German Chancellor Olaf Scholz tests positive for coronavirus
Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I’m feeling well and symptom free,” Bourla said in a statement. Bourla, 60, back in August had contacted COVID and had started a course of the company’s oral COVID-19 antiviral treatment, Paxlovid. Paxlovid is an antiviral medication that is… Read More Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla tests positive for coronavirus