Lankans bide time as new govt scrambles to find solutions for economic woes

Sri Lankans who have endured months of fuel and food shortages are bracing for more pain as a newly installed government scrambles to find solutions to the Indian Ocean nation’s economic emergency. Like many others, fish monger Gamini Mallawarachchi says he is pinning his hopes on President Ranil Wickremesinghe ‘s ability to revive the economy … Read more

Democrats delay primary order decision until after November’s midterm poll

The Democratic Party on Saturday delayed a decision on potentially reordering its primary calendar for the 2024 presidential election until after November’s midterm elections. The Democratic National Committee’s rules committee had planned to decide during meetings in Washington beginning next week whether to recommend that presidential voting should continue to begin with Iowa and New … Read more

Diabetes care needs to support lifestyle changes – not pharmaceutical intervention – first

The outsized impact of type 2 diabetes on the health system in the United States is well established – millions of Americans experience declining health and higher healthcare costs each year because of this epidemic and chronic condition. According to the CDC, diabetes costs $327 billion each year and the total cost rose 60% from … Read more

Gaps in access to paid leave lead to financial hardships, report finds

Mayte Torres moment | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic helped shed light on the need for increased access to paid leave for US workers. Yet more than two years into the pandemic, there are still gaps in access to those benefits. That leaves many workers vulnerable to financial hardships, a new report from the Urban … Read more

Relatient teams up with RCM company to boost provider adoption of patient engagement tech

As provider groups juggle the needs to address competition, staffing shortages and patients ’demand for a consumer-friendly experience, maintaining an effective patient scheduling process is more crucial than ever. That’s according to Jeff Gartland, CEO of patient engagement software company Relative. The Franklin, Tennessee-based company recently announced a referral partnership with TriZetto Provider Solutions to … Read more

These 10 states are leading America in creating a crypto economy

Investing in cryptocurrencies is clearly not for the faint of heart. The value of bitcoin has plunged from its high last fall, and others have followed similarly gut-wrenching paths. But that does not mean that the revolutionary technology behind them, which allows for innovations such as smart contracts and instant peer-to-peer payments, is not here … Read more

Pak may face serious economic crisis amid fast-depleting forex reserves

Cash-starved Pakistan could face a serious economic problem as its foreign exchange reserves are depleting fast amid rising external debt servicing, according to a media report on Wednesday. The country’s external debt servicing rose to USD 10.886 billion in the first three quarters of 2021-22 compared to USD 13.38 billion in the entire FY21. It … Read more

US donates 33,600 doses of Pfizer’s pediatric Covid vaccine to Bhutan

The US government on Sunday delivered 33,600 doses of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to Bhutan. The US embassy in India said the vaccine doses were supplied as part of President Joe Biden’s commitment to helping countries around the world to deal with the pandemic. It said these “safe and effective” pediatric vaccine doses will protect … Read more