Long Covid costs patients an average $9,000 a year in medical expenses

The Covid-19 unit at United Memorial Medical Center in north Houston. Carolyn Cole | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Long Covid has affected as many as 23 million Americans to date — and it’s poised to have a financial impact rivaling or exceeding that of the Great Recession. By one estimate, the chronic illness … Read more

What increasing hope for Biogen Alzheimer’s drug means for Eli Lilly

Wall Street increasingly believes U.S. drug regulators will approve Biogen ‘s (BIIB) latest experimental Alzheimer’s treatment following the release of detailed late-stage clinical trial data. It’s a development that may carry positive implications for Eli Lilly (LLY) because the Club holding is investigating a similar drug targeting the disease. Lecanemab — jointly developed by Biogen … Read more

Earthquake shakes Indonesia’s Java island; at least 14 dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An earthquake shook Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday, killing at least 14 people, damaging dozens of buildings and sending residents into the capital’s streets for safety. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.6 quake was centered in the Cianjur region in West Java province at a depth of 10 … Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks family, career and what’s next

Dr. Anthony Fauci may be stepping down from his role as chief medical advisor to the president in December, but the immunologist says he’s “not even close” to completely retiring. “I don’t know precisely what I’m going to do because I really can’t negotiate a post-government job while I’m in government,” he said. “My broad … Read more

UN climate talks near halftime with key issues unresolved

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — As the U.N. climate talks in Egypt near the half-way point, negotiators are working hard to draft deals on a wide range of issues they’ll put to ministers next week in the hope of getting a substantial result by the end. The two-week meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh started with strong appeals … Read more

T. rex skull unearthed in South Dakota to be auctioned in New York next month

 A Tyrannosaurus rex skull unearthed in South Dakota is expected to sell for $15 million or more at auction in New York next month, officials with Sotheby’s said Tuesday. The 200-pound (91-kilogram) skull fossil, nicknamed Maximus, is being sold Dec. 9 by an owner who wishes to remain anonymous, the auction house said. A Tyrannosaurus … Read more

Last total lunar eclipse for three years arrives Tuesday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Better catch the moon’s disappearing act Tuesday — there won’t be another like it for three years. The total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours — the farther west, the better — and across Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset. As … Read more

Visiting Helion Energy when the Seattle region was cloaked in smoke

Cat Clifford, CNBC climate tech and innovation reporter, at Helion Energy on October 20. Photo taken by Jessie Barton, communications for Helion Energy, with Cat Clifford’s camera. On Thursday, October 20, I took a reporting trip to Everett, Wash., to visit Helion Energy, a fusion startup that has raised raised nearly $600 million from a … Read more