Mary Lou Retton’s pneumonia: When does the infection become life-threatening? Experts share warning signs

Mary Lou Retton excelled against her competitors to win an Olympic gold medal in 1984 — but now the 55-year-old American gymnastics icon faces a more challenging opponent. On a fundraising page earlier this month, Retton’s daughter, McKenna Kelley, wrote that her mother “has a very rare form of pneumonia and is fighting for her … Read more

Otis to be upgraded to hurricane before making landfall near Acapulco

Tropical Storm Otis strengthened early Tuesday as it approached Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and was forecast to become a hurricane before making landfall near the resort of Acapulco late Tuesday or early Wednesday. HURRICANE NORMA CLOSES IN ON MEXICO’S LOS CABOS RESORTS The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that Otis was about 155 miles south-southeast … Read more

Thousand of remote IT workers for US companies sent wages to North Korea to fund weapons programs, FBI says

Thousands of information technology (IT) workers who have contracted with U.S. companies have secretly sent millions of dollars in wages to North Korea for use in its ballistic missile program, FBI and Department of Justice officials said. The workers were dispatched by North Korea to work remotely for U.S. companies have been using false identities … Read more

COVID drug Paxlovid, which helps prevent severe symptoms, will double in price as pandemic ebbs

Paxlovid, an antiviral therapy that is prescribed to COVID-19 patients to prevent severe illness, soon will become much more expensive to obtain. As the medication transitions to the commercial market, Pfizer has set the updated price for a five-day course at $1,390 — more than double the $529 that the federal government had paid for … Read more

Your diabetes risk may double if you eat this food twice a week, say Harvard researchers

Just two servings of red meat per week can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed.  Swapping the red meat for plant-based proteins, by comparison, was linked to reduced diabetes risk, the study found. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of … Read more