Why nasal irrigation can help with a COVID infection?

Photo: Koldunov (Shutterstock) In a recent research, twice-daily nasal irrigation was found to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms. While the study in question had some pretty significant flaws,including a small sample size and the lack of a good control group—the researchers “are probably on the right track,” says Mas Takashima, an otolaryngologist at Houston … Read more

US known COVID cases at lowest level since May, but infections are rising again in New York

Known cases of COVID in the US continue to decline and are now at the lowest level since early May, although the numbers should be viewed with caution given the number of people testing at home, where the data is not being collected. The daily average for new cases stood at 68,312 Monday, according to … Read more

The Chinese economy needs more stimulus. The room for maneuver in Beijing is limited.

Font size Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army stand in front of the People’s Bank of China in Beijing. Andrea Verdelli / Bloomberg About the author: Alicia Garcia-Herrero is a senior fellow at the European think tank Bruegel and chief economist for Asia-Pacific at Natixis. She is a non-resident senior fellow at the East Asian … Read more

Tesla Deliveries From China Factory Jump, But BYD Races Ahead In The Country

HONG-KONG-Tesla had a big jump in deliveries from its Gigafactory in Shanghai in August after upgrading its assembly lines, but the US EV maker is lagging behind its Chinese rival BYD in the largest car market in the world. Tesla China factory deliveries, which make the Model Y and Model 3, were nearly 77,000 last … Read more

A key to long-term covid is that the virus lingers in the body, scientists say

Through Sumathi Reddy 8 Sept. 2022 12:01 PM ET Listen to article (2 minutes) The virus that causes Covid-19 can stay in some people’s bodies for a long time. A growing number of scientists believe the ongoing virus is a cause of long-term Covid. New research has found the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus … Read more

Why 20 million US homes are struggling to pay their utility bills and why white-collar college graduates are vulnerable to a recession and need to be smart when applying for a job

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Weekend reads: Federal Reserve’s Powell lowers boom and predicts ‘pain’ in US Also stock selections for bears and bulls, the housing slowdown and a different take on ‘quiet stopping’. read more “The empty house felt both familiar and strange. I was overcome with grief.’ The long goodbye: burying … Read more

Polio and monkeypox outbreak show ‘heightened focus’ on viruses

More than two years of COVID-19 and people think differently about viruses. The US this month declared monkeypox a public health emergency, and people at high risk of contracting the virus — especially men who have sex with men — are lining up on city streets to to be vaccinated. An outbreak of bird flu … Read more

Growth in China slows on all fronts in July, leading to unexpected rate cut

SINGAPORE – The Chinese economy stumbled in July as the two-month boost from easing lockdowns faded, prompting the country’s central bank to unexpectedly cut two key interest rates in a bid to support faltering growth. A series of data released Monday showed that economic activity slowed across the board in July, including factory output, investment, … Read more

Growth in China slows on all fronts in July, leading to unexpected rate cut

SINGAPORE – The Chinese economy stumbled in July as the two-month boost from easing lockdowns faded, prompting the country’s central bank to unexpectedly cut two key interest rates in a bid to support faltering growth. A series of data released Monday showed that economic activity slowed across the board in July, including factory output, investment, … Read more

Robinhood lays off 23% of staff as retail investors move off platform

Updated Aug 2, 2022 6:21 PM ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Robinhood Markets is cutting about 23% of its full-time staff as the flashy online brokerage continues to falter amid a sharp slowdown in client trading activity. The job loss marks the second round of layoffs this year at Robinhood, which cut its workforce … Read more