The FDA approved a drug, esketamine, that can help with depression. But some psychiatrists question why ketamine, its cheaper cousin, isn't being similarly developed.
Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth said Thursday he plans to launch his own political party in southern India in January, ending years of speculation by millions of his fans on his political future. Rajinikanth, 69, is one of India’s most popular stars with more than 175 films since 1975, mostly in the Tamil and Telugu languages. An announcement on matters connected to the party's launch will be made Dec. 31, he said.
BRITAIN is racing to invest in the stock market, a trend that has seen savings surge and boosted profits at stock brokers. Today AJ Bell said revenues for the year jumped 21% to £127 million, with profits up 29% to £49 million.
Clipper Logistics has experienced its busiest ever Black Friday and posted record first-half revenues, as it benefited from the lockdown boom in online shopping. Tony Mannix, chief executive of Clipper Logistics, said “online growth has grown dramatically” this year. Clipper Logistics provides transport services for Topshop owner Arcadia, which fell into administration this week.
However, Bairstow is now expected to be called up to England's test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in January. "We're naturally disappointed Jonny won't be able to link up with us this season but we wish him well on his recall and England's winter tours," Stars coach David Hussey said.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Amid allegations of sexual harassment against female employees at its estates, Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) announced today it will halt ongoing internal investigations after...
The pledge comes as plan is revealed to award student more generous GCSE and A-level grades to compensate for the pandemic
China's Chang'e-5 lunar vehicle has finished collecting samples of lunar rocks and soil more than a day ahead of schedule in the first lunar sample retrieval mission since the 1970s, the country's space agency said on Thursday. China launched a robotic spacecraft on Nov. 24 to bring back rocks from the moon in the first bid by any country to retrieve samples since 1976. China had planned to collect the samples over a period of about two days, with the entire mission taking around 23 days.
"It will inevitably take some months before all the most vulnerable are protected," Johnson told a media conference after Britain approved the first COVID vaccine tested in wide-scale clinical trials. Britain approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to begin the most crucial mass innoculation programme in history with a shot tested in wide-scale clinical trials. Britain's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) granted emergency use approval to the vaccine developed by Pfizer and German biotechnology partner BioNTech , which they say is 95% effective in preventing illness, just 23 days after Pfizer published the first data from its final stage clinical trial. England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam urged people to get vaccinated, as he warned that the virus may never be fully eradicated. "Do I think there will come a big moment where we kind of, you know, have a massive party and throw our masks and hand sanitizer and say 'that's it, it's behind us,' like the end of the war? No, I don't," he said.
Four months ago 10-year-old Hassan Merzam Muhammad was so severely malnourished he was unable to walk or react, carried limp into a Yemeni clinic by his father. But malnutrition hangs like a spectre over him and 2 million other Yemeni children as war, economic decline and COVID-19 push Yemen closer to what the United Nations warns could be the worst famine for decades. Hassan has lost some of the weight gained during treatment since returning to his family's hut.
New York [US], December 3 (ANI): The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that 48 players have tested positive for coronavirus during the initial 'return-to-market testing phase'.
Guangzhou Evergrande's hopes of winning the Asian Champions League have suffered a serious blow with veteran defender Zhang Linpeng ruled out of the rest of the competition after undergoing surgery on an injured ankle. The 31-year-old China international sustained the injury in Guangzhou’s 3-1 loss to Vissel Kobe last week and the club said he had undergone an operation on Wednesday in Qatar that would keep him out of action for six weeks. Zhang's loss is another blow for head coach Fabio Cannavaro, who has gone into the continental championship, which is being played in a biosecure bubble in Qatar, without Brazilian midfielder Paulinho and former China captain Zheng Zhi.
SEBERANG PERAI, Dec 3 — A Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) worker tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday and the city council has closed some departments as well as the Kampung Jawa Landscape...
Berlin-based Picture Tree International, which is participating in this week's Ventana Sur, has announced a swathe of deals on its sales slate, including a pact with HBO for U.S. rights on Mexican comedy “Go Youth,” which premiered locally at Morelia Film Festival recently. Carlos Armella's movie tells the intertwined stories of four teenagers struggling with […]
JOHOR BARU, Dec 3 — Johor police have arrested nine from its ranks and a civilian for being involved in alleged drug trafficking activities in the Kota Tinggi district police headquarters lockup...
Indian government ministers began talks with farmers' leaders on Thursday to try and break a deadlock over laws passed earlier this year seeking to deregulate the agriculture sector that has ignited the country's biggest farm protests in years. The farmers, who form a powerful political constituency, fear the laws passed in September could pave the way for the government to stop buying grains at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers. The protests pose a crucial test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ability to reform India's vast agriculture sector.
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was remanded into custody on Thursday after being charged with fraud, the latest in a string of prosecutions brought against high-profile Beijing critics and democracy campaigners.
The Animal Resort announced that it will close permanently after 10 January 2021 due to government plans to build roads on the land.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Malaysians have expressed confusion about the criteria for the i-Sinar withdrawal scheme, as announced yesterday by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), for which at least...
"After a hard day's work, nothing beats a glass of New Zealand pinot. But next month, we're drinking something a little bit different - because our friends need our help..." U.S. House Representative Ted Yoho was among a worldwide group of politicians asking people to raise a glass of Australian wine to stand against China. The group is a global alliance of legislators from 19 countries, across party lines. "This December we are asking you all to join us in standing against Xi Jinping's authoritarian bullying." It follows months of deteriorating relations between Australia and China, after Australia called for an international inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus. Since then, China has suspended imports on not just wine from Australia, but also coal, barley, even lobster. Just last week China said it will slap down temporary tariffs of up to 200% on wine imported from Australia. They say they've found evidence of dumping, that Australia lowers the price of its wine to get into the Chinese market. Australia calls the move unjustified and wine sellers have told Reuters the opposite is true, that their margins are higher in China. The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, who made the video, includes lawmakers from the European Parliament, to Uganda, to Japan and argues Beijing's rising influence is a threat to democratic values.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of noon on Thursday (3 December), taking the country’s total to 58,239.