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41 civilians dead in coalition raids on Yemen market- medics

41 civilians dead in coalition raids on Yemen market- medics

Mar 15, – An official at a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the facility had received the bodies of 41 people killed in the raids, along with 35 people who were wounded. At least 41 Yemeni civilians were killed when Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit a market Tuesday in the rebel-held northern Hajja […]

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Saudi suspends labour visas for nations worst-hit by Ebola

Saudi suspends labour visas for nations worst-hit by Ebola

Sep 01, – The “preventive measure” is based on “directives from the foreign and health ministries to avoid” the spread of Ebola to the kingdom, the official news agency SPA reported. Saudi Arabia has stopped granting visas to workers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries worst-hit by the deadly Ebola virus, the labour […]

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West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

Aug 28, – The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced a $490 million strategic plan to contain the epidemic over the next nine months, saying it was based on a projection that the virus could spread to 10 further countries beyond the four now affected – Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The Ebola epidemic in […]

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Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Aug 28, – The epidemic in the region, the deadliest since the disease was first discovered in 1976, has killed nearly as many people as all the previous known outbreaks combined. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and “continues to accelerate”, […]

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Mobile radiation causes no health risk: WHO expert

Mobile radiation causes no health risk: WHO expert

Dec 06, – Mobile towers and mobile phone radiations have no health risks and do not cause cancer, a World Health Organisation (WHO) expert said on Thursday. ‘WHO studies have already proven that mobile phones do not affect human health. Cancer or brain tumour apart, it doesn’t cause even headaches or sleep disorder,” said radiation […]

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WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers

WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers

Oct 11, –  “Mercury is one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern and is a substance which disperses into and remains in ecosystems for generations, causing severe ill health and intellectual impairment to exposed populations,” WHO head Margaret Chan said in a statement. The World Health Organisation and campaigners launched a […]

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Genetic birth defects may lead to childhood cancer

Genetic birth defects may lead to childhood cancer

Aug 11, – Children born with genetic birth defects like Downs syndrome are at an increased risk of developing childhood cancer, says a study. Scientists have said that children born with non-chromosomal birth defects have a two-fold higher risk of cancer before age 15, compared to children born without birth defects. However, cancer risk varies […]

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SARS-like Coronavirus claims new life in Saudi

SARS-like Coronavirus claims new life in Saudi

May 25, AP – A man who had contracted the coronavirus has died in Saudi Arabia, raising the death toll in the Kingdom from the SARS-like virus to 17, the health ministry announced on its website on Wednesday “A male non-Saudi died on Tuesday in a hospital in the Qassim region where he had been […]

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New case of deadly coronavirus detected in Saudi Arabia

New case of deadly coronavirus detected in Saudi Arabia

May 19 AP – Riyadh: A new case of the deadly coronavirus has been detected in Saudi Arabia where 15 people have already died after contracting it, the health ministry announced on Saturday on its internet website. “One new case of novel coronavirus recorded in the Eastern Region” where most of the kingdom’s cases have […]

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