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'Delish' reports that the World Cheese Awards took place on Nov. 2. The competition was organized by The Guild of Fine Food. Over 4,000 cheeses were judged at what is often referred to as the "World Cup of Cheese".

The Federal Reserve began raising rates in March of this year to combat inflation, leaving mortgage rates rising at their fastest pace in decades: just recently, 30-year mortgage interest rates topped 7%. While prospective home buyers do have ways of securing a lower rate—including maintaini…

A campaign to vaccinate older Chinese has sparked hopes Beijing might roll back severe anti-virus controls that prompted angry protesters to demand President Xi Jinping resign. But the country faces daunting hurdles before “zero COVID” can end. Global stock markets rose after Beijing announced the long-awaited campaign Tuesday. A low vaccination rate is one of the biggest obstacles to ending curbs that confine millions of people to their homes. Health experts and economists warn a vaccination effort will take months. They say China also must build up its hospitals and work out a long-term virus strategy, so “zero COVID” is likely to stay in place until mid-2023 and possibly as late as 2024.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with early Alzheimer disease, lecanemab reduced markers of amyloid and resulted in moderately less decline in cognition and function at 18 months, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the annual Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease conference, held from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in San Francisco.

The U.S. Justice Department has received a federal judge’s approval to carry out its proposal to improve the precarious water system in Mississippi’s capital city. The department filed the proposal Tuesday and U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate approved it later that day in Mississippi. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday in Washington that the proposal is necessary to “stabilize the circumstances” in Jackson as soon as possible while city, state and federal officials negotiate a court-enforced consent decree. The move authorizes the appointment of a third-party manager to oversee reforms to Jackson’s water system. It also puts a Justice Department complaint against the city on hold for six months.

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