Tag Archives: National

Bangladesh includes Bangabandhu, four national leaders on first list of freedom fighters

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque announced the list at a press conference at the ministry in Dhaka on Thursday as the nation was set to celebrate the 50th Independence Day on Friday. The list also contains the names of Khandakar Mushtaque Ahmed and Ziaur Rahman, who came to power after the assassination of… Read More »

‘Almost as round as it is long’: National Zoo’s panda cub is getting so plump

This baby bear is a square. Washington, DC’s Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed a new panda cub on Aug. 21, and in its single month on Earth, the newborn has gained weight in such a way that its girth now almost perfectly matches its height. The zoo’s assistant curator of giant pandas, Laurie Thompson, made the… Read More »

Florida shatters national record for the largest, single-day increase in COVID cases

Health News Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference at Florida’s Turnpike Turkey Lake Service Plaza, in Orlando, Fla., in a Friday, July 10, 2020 file photo. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida shattered the national record… Read More »

National stockpile almost out of coronavirus masks and other medical equipment

The Strategic National Stockpile is running low on N95 and surgical masks, gowns, and other medical supplies. About 90% of the personal protective equipment in the stockpile has already been doled out to states combating the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Katie McKeogh, a spokeswoman… Read More »

Wistful Thinking: The National Health Spending Forecast In a Land Without COVID-19

U.S. health care spending will grow to 20% of the national economy by 2028, forecasted in projections pre-published in the April 2020 issue of Health Affairs, National Health Expenditure (NHE) Projections. 2019-28: Expected Rebound in Prices Drives Rising Spending Growth. NHE will grow 5.4% in the decade, the model expects. But…what a difference a pandemic… Read More »

Another conflicted all-expenses-paid junket offer by the National Press Foundation

Two months from now we will be in mid-winter, late January. How about four days in warm, sunny West Palm Beach, Florida? All-expenses-paid. How inviting. But how troubling.  Once again. An email was sent to journalists this week announcing this junket funded by Bayer, a multinational drug company.  Bayer markets a number of cardiovascular drugs… Read More »

“Reach Out” to Celebrate National Depression Screening Day

Every year Thursday of the first full week in October is conducted, as an education and National Depression Screening day event by hospitals, clinics, colleges, and community groups nationwide.  Reach Out This year’s theme is, “Reach Out”, focusing on connecting with those around you and finding support for yourself and others. By taking up regular… Read More »