Tag: life sciences

U.S. national lab report found COVID-19 Wuhan-leak theory plausible

WASHINGTON — A report on the origins of COVID-19 by a U.S. government national laboratory concluded that the hypothesis claiming the virus leaked from a Chinese lab in Wuhan is plausible and deserves further investigation, according to people familiar with the classified document. The study was prepared in May 2020 by the Lawrence Livermore National […]

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Employers can require COVID-19 vaccine for workers returning to office, government says

U.S. employers could require all workers physically entering a workplace to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the federal government said Friday. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance stating that federal laws don’t prevent an employer from requiring workers to be vaccinated. However, in some circumstances, federal laws may require the employer to provide reasonable […]

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Google strikes deal with HCA Healthcare to mine patient records to develop algorithms

Alphabet Inc.’s Google and national hospital chain HCA Healthcare Inc. have struck a deal to develop healthcare algorithms using patient records, the latest foray by a tech giant into the $3 trillion healthcare sector. Nashville, Tenn.–based HCA HCA, +0.77%, which operates across about 2,000 locations in 21 states, would consolidate and store with Google data from digital health records […]

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8 sunscreens dermatologists and skincare pros say you should try

MarketWatch has highlighted these products and services because we think readers will find them useful. We may earn a commission if you buy products through our links, but our recommendations are independent of any compensation that we may receive. I’m 36 and just had a basal cell carcinoma removed right above my lip. Not only […]

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AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot narrowly wins vote on pay raise

A large minority of AstraZeneca AZN, -0.51% AZN, +0.68% shareholders opposed Chief Executive Pascal Soriot’s pay package at their annual meeting on Tuesday, following investor advisers and fund managers who had criticized the company’s compensation plans. Investors holding only 60.19% of the shares voted for the measure, with 39.8% opposing it. Soriot will see his […]

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