WHO BACKS REGENERON DRUG FOR COVID-19, URGES ACTION ON PRICE

Fri 24 September 2021: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has added the Regeneron antibody drug cocktail – casirivimab and imdevimab – to its list of treatments for people with COVID-19, urging the manufacturer to reduce the price and ensure equitable distribution. Clinical studies showed the drug combination was effective in patients who were not severely […]

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COVID-19 MAY BE LINKED TO RISK OF RARE DISORDER CAUSING PARALYSIS: STUDY

Thu 23 September 2021: Infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 may be associated with risk of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disorder in which a person’s immune system attacks the nerves, causing muscle weakness and occasionally paralysis, according to a study published today. Besides the well-known severe respiratory signs, and the risk of long-term […]

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WHO TIGHTENS AIR POLLUTION GUIDELINES AFTER NEW EVIDENCE ON TOXIC PARTICLES

Thu 23 September 2021: The World Health Organization (WHO) has tightened its air quality guidelines for the first time since 2005, warning that air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing seven million premature deaths a year. The United Nations health agency said on Wednesday that urgent action was needed […]

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UN URGED STATES TO RECONFIGURE AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT TO AVOID NATURAL AND HEALTH DISASTERS

Wed 15 September 2021: Some 87% of total global annual support for food production worth $470 million is potentially dangerous to human health and damaging to nature and repurposing agricultural subsidies could help in eradicating world hunger and avert environmental degradation, a new UN report said on Tuesday. “Global support to producers in the agricultural […]

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NOKIA 3310 SPENT IN A PRISONER’S STOMACH FOR 4 DAYS BEFORE SURGICALLY REMOVED

Thu 09 September 2021: Doctors in Kosovo claim to have successfully removed a mobile phone from a prisoner’s stomach. Surgeons performed the procedure last week at the university clinical center in Pristina, the capital. The 33-year-old inmate, who has not been identified, had been experiencing stomach pains for several days, according to doctors. Doctors discovered […]

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US JUDGE ORDERS HOSPITAL TO TREAT COVID PATIENT ON VENTILATOR WITH IVERMECTIN

Tue 31 August 2021: A US woman has won a court order for a hospital in Ohio to treat her husband, who is on a ventilator with COVID-19, with the antiparasitic medicine ivermectin, as demand surges for the unproven coronavirus treatment. The case is one of several nationwide where courts have sided with litigants seeking […]

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PORTUGAL BANS FAST FOOD, “PRODUCTS HARMFUL TO HEALTH” IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Wed 18 August 2021: On Tuesday, the Portuguese government issued an order barring the sale or consuming of so-called fast food and other “health-harming” products at public schools, Xinuha reported. The new directive brings a list of more than 50 products high in sodium, sugar, or calorie, which are prohibited from being sold even in […]

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