FOOTBALL CHAMPION DROGBA APPOINTED WHO AMBASSADOR FOR SPORTS AND HEALTH

Tue 19 October 2021: Didier Drogba, the legendary footballer, has been named the World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba, a Côte d’Ivoire native, will work with WHO to promote the organization’s recommendations on the benefits of physical activity and other healthy lifestyles, as well as the importance of sports, particularly for […]

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US GIVES FIRST FDA AUTHORIZATION TO E-CIGARETTE BRAND VUSE

Wed 13 October 2021: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday authorized the first electronic cigarettes in the U.S., saying the R.J. Reynolds vaping products can benefit adult smokers. The Food and Drug Administration claimed the company’s Vuse e-cigarettes helped smokers quit or dramatically reduce their use of cigarettes, the leading preventable cause […]

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WHO SAYS IT AWAITS FULL CLINICAL DATA FROM MERCK ON ANTIVIRAL PILL MOLNUPIRAVIR

Tue 12 October 2021: A WHO spokesman said on Tuesday that the World Health Organization is awaiting comprehensive clinical data on Merck & Co Inc’s antiviral pill for treating mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients, a day after the firm announced it has requested for emergency use authorisation in the United States. WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier, asked at […]

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COMBINATION OF DRUGS IN NEW CANCER TREATMENT WIPES OUT TUMOURS IN TERMINALLY ILL

Tue 12 October 2021: Scientists have discovered that a new cancer treatment can eradicate tumors in terminally ill patients. According to researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, and the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trust, a cocktail of immunotherapy medications harnessed patients’ immune systems to kill their own cancer cells and prompted “a […]

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LONG COVID NOW HAS AN OFFICIAL WHO CLINICAL DEFINITION

Sat 09 October 2021: Long covid has been given an official clinical definition by the World Health Organization (WHO). The United Nations body released its definition of what it calls “post COVID-19 condition” on Wednesday, flagging that it typically occurs three months from the onset of COVID-19 with symptoms that last for at least two months and […]

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VAPE PRODUCTS CONTAIN POTENTIALLY HARMFUL CHEMICALS, RESEARCHERS SAY

Fri 08 October 2021: Vaping exposes users to around 2,000 chemicals, including potentially harmful industrial compounds, according to a study of four popular brands by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Most of the chemicals found were unidentified, but of those that were, six were cause for concern, according to the study published in Chemical Research in Toxicology, […]

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ALMOST HALF OF THE EUROPEAN POPULATION HAVE SKIN PROBLEM: STUDY

Tue 05 October 2021: According to a new study, nearly half (47.9%) of the European general population over the age of 18 has disclosed at least one dermatological disease in the previous 12 months. According to the statistics, the most frequent skin illness among those surveyed is a fungal skin infection, which affects about one […]

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