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FDA trims use of contentious Alzheimer’s drug amid backlash

"Hearing these concerns, FDA determined that clarifications could be made to the prescribing information to address this confusion," the agency said in an emailed statement. Despite the update, the FDA added that "some patients may benefit from ongoing treatment" if they develop more advanced Alzheimer's.


Book review: Can mighty Facebook control false information?

Authors Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang in "An Ugly Truth" build a compelling case that Facebook has grown far past its origins as a sharing place for birthday parties, vacation pictures and news of family and friends into a delivery system perfectly suited for the propagation of extremist views and outright untruths.

KitchenSmarts: A summer refresh for the al fresco tabletop

Matching or not, a welcoming table with colorful new dishes and serveware lets guests know they are in for a festive time.

What pairs with beetle? Startups seek to make bugs tasty

"It's very difficult to turn people's minds around but insects are absolutely safe to eat, maybe even more nutritious than meat products," with the only risk coming from allergies, because insects are closely related to crustaceans like shrimp, van Huis said.

Worries over racism, waterways inspire push to rename fish

"We wanted to move away from any terms that cast Asian culture and people in a negative light," said Charlie Wooley, director of its Great Lakes regional office

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Let the fashion policing begin on opening day of Tokyo Games

"In the early days it was no big deal," said David Wallechinksy, executive board member and past president of the International Society of Olympic Historians. "People would just come on. If a team wanted to dress alike they did."

1st cruise ship to sail from US as industry seeks comeback

"We are excited to be part of that," said Russ Schwartz, a Florida school principal who is honeymooning on the ship and is confident it will be smooth sailing. "Things have changed drastically. Back then we really didn't know much about the virus. Cruises at that point weren't prepared."

As passengers return to air travel, bad behavior skyrockets

"The federal government should send a strong and consistent message through criminal enforcement that compliance with federal law and upholding aviation safety are of paramount importance," the letter said, noting that the law calls for up to 20 years imprisonment for passengers who intimidate or interfere with crew members.

EU members agree to lift travel restrictions on US tourists

"Let's look at science and let's look at the progress. Let's look at the numbers and when it's safe, we will do it," De Croo said. "The moment that we see that a big part of the population is double-vaccinated and can prove that they are safe, travel will pick up again. And I would expect that over the course of this summer."

3 international travel ideas for your summer trip

These locations are among the least complicated to get into and are largely embracing American tourists this summer: