Category: Health

Monkeypox

WHO expects more cases of monkeypox to emerge globally

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it expects to identify more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease is not typically found....

Monkeypox

Explainer: How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

Story by Reuters Global health officials have sounded the alarm over rising cases in Europe and elsewhere of monkeypox, a type of viral infection more common to west and...

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Spain may offer three-days menstrual leave

Spain is now considering granting women a three-day leave from work each month if they are experiencing severe menstrual pain, The Telegraph reported. This will make...

China covid

WHO chief says China’s zero-COVID policy not ‘sustainable’

Story by Reuters The head of the World Health Organisation said on May 10 China’s zero-tolerance Covid-19 policy is not sustainable given what is now known of the...

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Covid led to 15 million deaths globally, not the 5 million reported: WHO

Story by Reuters Almost three times as many people have died as a result of Covid-19 as official data show, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report,...

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Study shows 99% on Indonesia’s most populous island have Covid antibodies

Story by Reuters Almost all residents of Indonesia’s most populous island of Java have antibodies against Covid-19, owing to a combination of prior infection and...

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Large Covid-19 outbreaks still spreading in Asia: UN chief

With new coronavirus variants emerging every four months on average, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the pandemic is far from over as large...

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India reports first case of coronavirus variant XE

The first case of the new coronavirus variant XE, which might be more transmissible than other strains of the virus, has been reported in Mumbai, India, NDTV reported....

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Consuming artificial sweeteners linked to cancer risk: study

Consuming artificial sweeteners could increase the risk of developing cancer, a large-scale study suggested Thursday, but experts not involved in the research said it...

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No country met WHO air quality standards in 2021, data reveals

Not a single country managed to meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) air quality standard in 2021, a survey of pollution data in 6,475 cities showed on March...