FDA Approves Clinical Trials for Cannabinoid Drug to Treat ARDS

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved phase one clinical trials for a synthetic cannabinoid drug designed to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening lung condition which may occur in severe cases of the novel coronavirus, Forbes reported. ARDS can be triggered by over-creation of cytokines, proteins which tell the body to…Continue Reading

(CNN)The House approved legislation Saturday to allocate $25 billion to the US Postal Service and ban operational changes that have slowed mail service around the country.The bill passed 257-150, largely along party lines, with Democrats supporting it. More than two dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure, defying House GOP leaders and President…Continue Reading

Home News (Image: © Russian Look Ltd. / Alamy Stock Photo) Russia just approved a coronavirus vaccine for use in tens of thousands of people, though it has not been thoroughly tested for effectiveness, according to news reports.Russia named the newly approved vaccine “Sputnik V,” in reference to the world’s first artificial satellite, launched during…Continue Reading

Italy Approves Coronavirus Spending Package

ROME—The Italian government approved a new €25 billion ($28.94 billion) spending package late Wednesday, a day after European Union leaders agreed on a €1.8 trillion package aimed in large part to help Italy and other southern European countries blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The modest size of Italy’s measures—the third package of stimulus spending…Continue Reading

© Reuters. A man rides his bicycle near a residential complex where more than 40 people tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mondragone By Giuseppe Fonte ROME (Reuters) – The Italian government approved 25-billion euros ($28.93 billion) of extra spending late on Wednesday, the third major cash injection to try to support its…Continue Reading

USDA Approves North Dakota to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

(Washington, D.C., July 20, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from North Dakota to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. This approval will allow North Dakota to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a…Continue Reading

FDA approves key coronavirus test that could significantly speed up results

Sustained coronavirus transmission continues to be a significant problem in several US states, and testing needs to increase so officials can detect new infections as quickly as possible. Asymptomatic carriers are of particular concern, as they can spread COVID-19 unknowingly, especially if they don’t wear face masks and don’t practice social distancing. Dr. Anthony Fauci…Continue Reading

Washington, D.C., July 9, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced Utah has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed by President Trump, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with…Continue Reading

Govt approves additional Rs 1,691 cr for highway works in J&K, Uttarakhand

A total of Rs 340 crore ceiling has been approved for Uttarakhand for national highways, according to the communication dated June 24 TopicsHighway projects | Jammu and Kashmir | Uttarakhand The government has approved an additional Rs 1,691 crore for highway works by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand for 2020-21. Of this, Rs…Continue Reading