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WHO warns of Yemen health crisis as death toll tops 900

WHO warns of Yemen health crisis as death toll tops 900

Apr 21, – Another 3,487 people have been listed as injured as of April 17, the World Health Organization said, citing data from medical facilities in Yemen, and stressing that the true numbers were probably higher because many people were unable to reach hospitals for treatment. Yemen risks an imminent collapse in its health system, […]

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Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7373, over 19000 infections

Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7373, over 19000 infections

Dec 21, – The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected nearly 500 new deaths from the worst ever outbreak of the […]

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West Africa Ebola Death Toll Rises to 7,000- WHO

West Africa Ebola Death Toll Rises to 7,000- WHO

Nov 30, – The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous report on Wednesday. The U.N. health agency did not provide […]

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UN envoy says flight bans hindering war on Ebola

UN envoy says flight bans hindering war on Ebola

Aug 25, – David Nabarro, a British physician the United Nations has appointed to coordinate the global response to the crisis, was in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown for the fifth day of a tour of the region. The UN’s new pointman on Ebola said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a “war” which could […]

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Dangerous pollution levels blight Chinese city

Dangerous pollution levels blight Chinese city

Oct 22, – Air pollution levels in Harbin, a north-eastern city of more than 10 million people and the host of a popular annual ice festival, remained far above the levels deemed safe by the World Health Organization. Images showed the city’s roads shrouded in smog, with visibility in some areas reduced to less than […]

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Heavy smog in north China leads to flights cancellation

Heavy smog in north China leads to flights cancellation

Oct 21, –  Authorities in Harbin near the Russian border said primary and middle schools and some highways were closed Monday. At least 40 flights from its international airport had been cancelled or postponed. The official Xinhua News Agency said some buses also stopped running. The severe smog has reduced the visibility of a northern […]

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Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Oct 15, – European regulators are expected to propose a tightening of EU limits on microscopic particles known as particulate matter (PM) and other pollutants, with legislative proposals due before the end of the year. While emissions of some pollutants have declined sharply in Europe in recent decades, more diesel cars and a rise in […]

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First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say

First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say

Oct 08, –  The phase III clinical trial of more than 15,000 infants and young children in Africa found that the vaccine — called RTS,S — continued to protect the youngsters from malaria for up to 18 months after vaccination. The ongoing trial of the RTS,S vaccine is being conducted by 11 research centers in […]

October 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
World not ready for aging population

World not ready for aging population

Oct 01, – The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan at the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying […]

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Mobile phones, towers do not cause cancer

Mobile phones, towers do not cause cancer

Sep 30, –  “Radiation from mobiles and mobile towers pose no threat to the health or cause cancer as it is commonly believed,” DMA president Anil Agarwal said at a press conference here. The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) Friday rubbished reports that radiation emitted from cell phones and their towers cause cancer. “The radiation waves […]

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