Amazon reports a loss of almost $4 billion in first quarter of 2022 

In its first-quarter results, the online retail giant Amazon reported that it lost nearly $4 billion at the beginning of 2022. The company had a net loss of $3.8 billion in the... Read more »

Severe COVID-19 could be linked to long-term mental health problems 

A recent study published in The Lancet Public Health journal has found that severe COVID-19 could be linked to long-term mental health problems, like anxiety or depression.  The study analyzed the data... Read more »

New Zealand announces how it plans to achieve a smoke-free future 

New Zealand is quickly moving forward with its plans to become a “smoke-free nation”, and has now taken the first step by banning future generations from buying cigarettes.  As part of the... Read more »

COVID-19 vaccine mandate suspended by US appeals court 

Following an appeal against the vaccine mandate, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has suspended the mandate.  This news comes after the US government announced the removal... Read more »

Amazon agrees to pay for injury or damages caused by third-party products

Over the last few years, the number of products being sold by third-party sellers on Amazon has been rising. In fact, over 50% of the products are sold by third parties.  However,... Read more »

Study shows seat belt use declined in the last year 

For over 50 years, seat belts have been standard in cars and trucks. Most countries have laws requiring drivers and passengers to use them. However, a recent study has shown that, in... Read more »

Emergency care for opioid overdoses increased during the pandemic 

A number of studies have found that increased alcohol and drug use have been a serious side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.  On top of this, a new study carried out by... Read more »

Drug companies agree on a settlement for their role in the opioid crisis 

Pharmaceutical companies have been widely criticized for their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Now, four of the biggest US drug giants have agreed to pay $26 million to settle claims.  Earlier... Read more »

How to recognize and deal with delivery text scams 

In the last year, online sales grew by 27.6% globally compared to the previous year. If you’ve been ordering more products online, you’ve probably had parcel delivery text messages.  However, this has... Read more »

Amazon announces launch of pharmacy feature for customers 

Amazon has seen record profits during the coronavirus pandemic. Over the summer, the company’s profits soared by around 40%, as many internet-based firms experienced an influx of new customers needing to avoid... Read more »