Chinese companies and tycoons rush to calm investors after SVB collapse sparks anxiety

hong kong CNN — The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), which courted Chinese start-ups, has sparked widespread concern in China, where a series of founders and companies have rushed to appease investors claiming their exposure is insignificant or non-existent. SVB, which worked with nearly half of all venture capital-backed tech and healthcare companies in … Read more

Sudden and unexpected infant deaths increased among black babies in 2020

CNN — Every year, thousands of babies die suddenly and unexpectedly, and more than 3,300 young lives were lost in 2020. Rates have remained stubbornly high in the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, even as overall infant mortality has dropped to a record low. A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics found that … Read more

Poisoning of schoolgirls: Iran arrests more than 100 people

CNN — Iran has arrested more than 100 people “in connection with” the alleged poisoning of hundreds of schoolgirls across the country, according to state news agency IRNA. Citing a statement from Iran’s Interior Ministry, IRNA said the people had been “identified, arrested and investigated” in several cities, including the capital Tehran. “Initial investigations show … Read more

Hong Kong asks: what to do with 40,000 empty Covid quarantine units in the event of a housing shortage?

hong kong CNN — Behind the gleaming skyscrapers and multimillion-dollar homes that have made this city the world’s most expensive real estate market lies a far less appealing parallel reality: one of the world’s seemingly most intractable housing crises. . Welcome to Hong Kong, where the average house sells well north of a million dollars … Read more

Mental health startup exposes personal data of over 3 million people

Washington CNN — A mental health startup has exposed the personal data of 3.1 million people online. In some cases, potentially sensitive mental health treatment information was leaked, according to a company statement and a Department of Health and Human Services filing. Cerebral, a California-based company that connects people suffering from anxiety and depression with … Read more

California’s Atmospheric River: Residents urged to evacuate homes as dangerous rains heighten flood risk in already affected areas

CNN — California officials issued evacuation warnings in parts of several counties amid powerful storms that could bring heavy rains and cause widespread flooding in the central and northern parts of the state on Friday. The most dangerous amount of rain could affect nearly 70,000 people along California’s central coast, stretching from Salinas south to … Read more

‘Massive efforts’ needed to reduce salt intake and protect lives, says World Health Organization

CNN — The world is off track to meet the goal of reducing sodium intake by 30% by 2025, according to a first-of-its-kind report from the World Health Organization. Although all 194 WHO member countries have committed to meeting the target set in 2013, only 5% have implemented comprehensive sodium reduction policies, according to Thursday’s … Read more

California’s Atmospheric River: California officials step up preparedness efforts as powerful storm threatening heavy rain and flooding closes in on millions of people

CNN — Millions of people in central and northern California are bracing for an alarming storm starting Thursday, with heavy rain threatening to cause widespread flooding in areas already mired in the perilous aftermath of multi-day snowfall . More than 17 million people are under flood watch in California and slices of Nevada, with much … Read more

Children under 5 are increasingly falling victim to the opioid epidemic, study finds

CNN — The number of young children in the United States who have died from opioid overdoses has risen dramatically, according to a new study of accidental poisonings of children 5 and younger. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics, examined a national database and found 731 children ages 5 and younger among the … Read more

Barbie pays tribute to a group of seven pioneering women, including the Wojcicki sisters, with their very own Barbie doll

new York CNN — Barbie isn’t one to be pigeonholed into a profession just because she’s a woman. She’s had 200 impressive careers on her resume — doctor, astronaut, computer engineer, CEO, and even presidential candidate. For International Women’s Day on March 8, Mattel (owner of the Barbie brand) hopes to inspire young girls to … Read more