Bird flu, weather and inflation conspire to keep egg prices near historic highs for Easter

[ad_1] Egg prices are at near-historic highs in many parts of the world as the spring holidays approach, reflecting a market scrambled by disease, high demand and growing costs for farmers. It’s the second year in a row consumers have faced sticker shock ahead of Easter and Passover, both occasions in which eggs play prominent … Read more

Pope Francis skips Palm Sunday homily at start of busy Holy Week

[ad_1] ROME — ROME (AP) — Pope Francis decided at the last minute to skip his homily during Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, avoiding a strenuous speech at the start of a busy Holy Week that will test his increasingly frail health. Hobbled by bad knees and persistent respiratory problems, Francis also didn’t … Read more

Insurer delays and denials hamper patients seeking at-home breathing machines

[ad_1] Lou Gehrig’s disease took away Grace Armant’s ability to speak, but the 84-year-old still has plenty to say about her insurance. UnitedHealthcare has rejected several requests from her doctors for coverage of a machine Armant needs to breathe as she deals with the fatal illness. “They are no good,” Armant said, typing slowly into … Read more

Insurer delays and denials hamper patients seeking at-home breathing machines

[ad_1] Lou Gehrig’s disease took away Grace Armant’s ability to speak, but the 84-year-old still has plenty to say about her insurance. UnitedHealthcare has rejected several requests from her doctors for coverage of a machine Armant needs to breathe as she deals with the fatal illness. “They are no good,” Armant said, typing slowly into … Read more

Friday is the last day US consumers can place mail orders for free COVID tests from the government

[ad_1] FILE – A United States government website is displayed on a computer, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in Walpole, Mass., that features a page where people can order free, at-home COVID-19 tests. The U.S. government is suspending mail orders for free COVID-19 tests, Friday, March 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) [ad_2] Source link

Flu hangs on in US, fading in some areas and intensifying in others

[ad_1] NEW YORK — The flu virus is hanging on in the U.S., intensifying in some areas of the country after weeks of an apparent national decline. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released Friday showed a continued national drop in flu hospitalizations, but other indicators were up — including the number of states … Read more