AUSTRALIA REPORTS FIRST MONKEYPOX CASE IN TRAVELLER RETURNED FROM BRITAIN

Fri 20 May 2022: Following North American and European countries, Australian officials verified a confirmed case of monkeypox infection on Friday (May 20). A traveller who had recently returned from the United Kingdom was found to have the disease. Authorities have indicated that another such case is being investigated. Another individual suffered a mild illness, […]

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USE OF PFIZER’S COVID ANTIVIRAL DRUG INCREASED 315%: U.S. HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Wed 18 May 2022: Paxlovid, a COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment developed by Pfizer Inc, has seen a 315 percent increase in use in the last four weeks, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. According to a senior health official, about 115,000 courses of the drugs were distributed in the first week […]

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COVID SURVIVORS SHOW ONE SYMPTOM EVEN TWO YEARS AFTER INFECTION: LANCET STUDY

Thu 12 May 2022:  More than half of people hospitalised with COVID-19 still have at least one symptom two years after they were first infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the longest follow-up study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. The research followed 1,192 participants in China infected with SARS-CoV-2 during the first […]

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THAI GOVERNMENT WILL DISTRIBUTE ONE MILLION FREE CANNABIS PLANTS TO HOUSEHOLDS

Wed 11 May 2022: The Thai government has decided to give away over one million cannabis plants for free to individuals around the country in June to commemorate the new legislation that permits people to grow cannabis at home. Anutin Charnvirakul, the country’s Health Minister, announced the proposal on Facebook on May 8, expressing his […]

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OVER HALF OF THE ADULTS IN EUROPE ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE: WHO

Wed 04 May 2022: According to the World Health Organization’s 2022 Regional Obesity Report, almost 59 percent of individuals in Europe are overweight or obese (WHO). The problem affects more men than women, according to data collected in the WHO European area and released on Tuesday, with 63 percent of males carrying excess weight compared […]

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