Persistent weakness in China’s vast manufacturing sector could fuel expectations that Beijing needs to roll out stimulus more quickly, and more aggressively, to weather the biggest downturn in decades. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 49.5 in August, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday, versus 49.7 inContinue Reading


A rare, potentially deadly mosquito-transmitted illness called Eastern equine encephalitis has been reported in at least three states. There have been four recorded cases in Massachusetts, including one case in which the person died, while there have been three suspected cases in Michigan. Cases involving animals have been reported in Florida. In an interview with ABC News, Dr.Continue Reading

disease to vaping

They’re showing up in emergency rooms around the country complaining of shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, fever, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. One thing they all have in common: They used e-cigarettes, and health officials suspect that vaping made them sick.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports it is investigating six casesContinue Reading