Category: Health

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Pakistan takes pride in setting new vaccination record amid Omicron battle

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar shared on Sunday that Pakistan has been setting the highest daily vaccination records for three...

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Why is eating healthy important when travelling

There’s nothing more important in today’s world than keeping your health in check. The pandemic taught us how lenient we had always been with our mental and...

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Europe in Covid ‘ceasefire’ that could see end of pandemic: WHO

Two years after the outbreak of Covid-19, Europe could soon enter a “long period of tranquility” due to high vaccination rates, the milder Omicron variant and the...

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Huge volumes of Covid hospital waste threaten global health: WHO

Story by Reuters Discarded syringes, used test kits and old vaccine bottles from the Covid-19 pandemic have piled up to create tens of thousands of tonnes of medical...

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Preventing sexual abuse in humanitarian settings ‘high priority’: WHO chief

Story by AFP Preventing sexual abuse in humanitarian settings is a top priority for the World Health Organisation, its chief insisted, amid pressure from donors over an...

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Booster shots could cut Europe’s Covid hospitalisations by up to 800,000: EU

Booster shots could reduce future hospitalisations in Europe by at least half a million, the European Union’s public health agency said on Jan 27, even as the...

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We are still in phase 1 of the Covid pandemic, warns White House medical advisor

US President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser, Dr Anthony Fauci, indicated last week that the pandemic is still in the first of five stages, while also warning that...

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Natural immunity more potent than vaccines during US Delta wave: study

Story by AFP During America’s last surge of the coronavirus driven by the Delta variant, people who were unvaccinated but survived Covid were better protected than...

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105 nations to get cheaper Merck Covid pill, UN-backed group says

Story by Reuters A UN-backed agency has struck a deal for nearly 30 generic drugmakers to make low-cost versions of Merck & Co’s COVID-19 pill molnupiravir for...

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China media say foreign parcels suspected in new infections

Story by AP Chinese state media report parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Beijing and elsewhere. Globally, health...