Business

Olaf Scholz leads a blue-chip business delegation to China

Rarely in recent years has a routine inaugural trip of a head of government been watched with such keen interest at home and abroad. When Germany’s Social Democrat chancellor, Olaf Scholz, travels to Beijing for a one-day visit on November 3rd, he will be the first Western leader to do so since the start of

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Health

‘Needless’ deaths of 30,000 heart patients in England since Covid

More than 30,000 heart patients in England have died needlessly since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, amid continuing ambulance delays, inaccessible care and soaring waiting lists, a report says. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said significant and widespread disruption to heart care services was still driving a surge in excess deaths. Its analysis of

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Opinion | The Pacific’s Missing F-15 Fighters

US Air Force F-15 fighter jets in 2020. Photo: sameer al-doumy/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The Pentagon is pulling F-15 fighter jets from Okinawa after decades on the Japanese island, and the news has received too little attention. American air power is spread thin across the world, and the U.S. is in a precarious position even as

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Federal health officials report shortage of widely used antibiotic

One of the most commonly used antibiotics in the country, amoxicillin, is in short supply, federal health officials say. The notice from the Food and Drug Administration about an oral solution of the drug comes as pharmacy owners report diminished inventory of the medication, which is prescribed to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and bronchitis.

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Psychedelic “magic mushroom” drug may ease some depression

The psychedelic chemical in “magic mushrooms” may ease depression in some hard-to-treat patients, a preliminary study found. The effects were modest and waned over time but they occurred with a single experimental dose in people who previously had gotten little relief from standard antidepressants. The study is part of a resurgence of research into potential

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