MONKEYPOX OUTBREAK IS NOT A GLOBAL EMERGENCY AT THIS TIME, SAYS WHO

Sun 26 June 2022: The outbreak of monkeypox in more than 50 countries has not yet been declared a worldwide emergency, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which announced this decision on Saturday. The assessment was made following three days of discussions in Geneva by the monkeypox emergency committee of the UN health agency, […]

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ALMOST 1,000 DUTCH PEOPLE DIE DUE TO AN OVERBURDENED EMERGENCY SYSTEM

Wed 22 June 2022: Nearly 1,000 patients die every year due to congestion in emergency service rooms, the Dutch association of emergency doctors (NVSHA) said on Wednesday. NVSHA Chairman David Baden blamed the congestion on a shortage of specialist doctors and nurses. A study in the UK that involved more than 5 million patients on the risk […]

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ANCIENT TEETH HELP SOLVE MYSTERY OF BLACK DEATH ORIGINS, SAY RESEARCHERS

Thu 16 June 2022:  An international team of researchers believe they have discovered the origins of the 14th century pandemic known as the Black Death, Anadolu News Agency reports. “Through multiple lines of evidence, our data support an early fourteenth-century source of the second plague pandemic in central Eurasia,” according to a study published in Nature magazine […]

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40% OF GLOBAL BLOOD DONATIONS COME FROM HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES: WHO

Wed 15 June 2022: Up to 40% of the annual blood donations worldwide are collected in high-income countries that are home to 16% of the world’s population, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). World Blood Donation Day is being observed on Tuesday to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products […]

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“POISON IN EVERY PUFF”: CANADA WILL REQUIRE A PRINTED WARNING ON EVERY CIGARETTE

Sun 12 June 2022: Canada is on track to become the first country in the world to include health warnings on individual cigarettes. Two decades ago, the country started a worldwide trend by mandating the addition of graphic picture warnings on tobacco product packaging. “We need to address the concern that these messages may have […]

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