California declares seven cases of severe hepatitis after a child dies of suspected illness

Seven more cases of severe hepatitis have been detected in California, and a child has died in Wisconsin, as the mysterious disease spreads throughout the country. California’s Department of Health said it had detected the cases in ‘young’ children, who had all been taken ill since October. It takes the US total for suspected hepatitis … Read more

US cases of child hepatitis reach 11 with global toll hitting 169, including one death

The United States has now recorded 11 cases of unexplained hepatitis in children, as the global toll hits 169 and the first death is registered — with doctors warning Covid may be behind the spate of illnesses. North Carolina has detected two cases in school-age children, on top of the nine spotted among under-6s in Alabama … Read more

Cancer vaccine using same tech as Covid jabs could be a ‘game-changer’, scientists say

Scientists are investigating whether a vaccine for cancer can be developed using the same mRNA technology as in COVID-19 jabs. A team at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has begun testing jabs that can recruit the immune system to latch onto and kill cells that are replicating uncontrollably, stopping the disease in its tracks. … Read more

Hope Solo posts message two days after being arrested for DWI and child abuse

Former US women’s soccer star Hope Solo was found passed out behind the wheel for more than an hour as her two-year-old twins sat in the backseat, police claim. A police report from the scene of the Winston-Salem Walmart Super Center claims that a passerby had noticed Solo, 40, passed out behind the steering wheel … Read more

North Carolina Tar Heels fans celebrate Final Four win in Chapel Hill streets

As the Tar Heels secured their spot in the NCAA men’s basketball National Championship game, North Carolina fans stormed the streets of Chapel Hill on Saturday night. At least 10 people were injured in the postgame festivities, according to Chapel Hill town manager Maurice Jones. Four people were transported to a local hospital with minor … Read more

Kevin McCarthy to speak to Madison Cawthorn over orgy remarks

​House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will have a word with freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn after he made comments on a podcast last week that fellow GOP lawmakers said depicted them as sex-crazed party animals. A number of Republicans at a closed-door conference meeting Tuesday sounded off to McCarthy (R-Calif.) about claims by Cawthorn (R-NC) that … Read more

Lia Thomas finishes 8th in 100-yard freestyle, final race of collegiate swimming career 

Transgender UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas finished in eighth place in the 100-yard freestyle  race at the NCAA Division I women’s championships, making for a disappointing final race of her controversial college swimming career.  Thomas, 22, swam 48.18 seconds on Saturday night, less than a second slower than her qualifying time of 47.37 seconds, which was a personal … Read more