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Covid still a global emergency: World health body

Covid-19: The WHO director-general concurs with the advice regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and determines that the event continues to constitute a public health emergency of international concern.

WHO says Covid still an international emergency.
WHO says Covid still an international emergency.
Published on Jan 30, 2023 02:55 PM IST
AFP |

Cough syrup deaths: WHO probes Indian, Indonesian firms links - Report

The WHO also is considering whether to advise families globally to reassess the use of cough syrups for children in general while questions over the safety of some of these products are unresolved.

Citing “unacceptable levels” of toxins in the products, the WHO is seeking more information about the specific raw materials used by six manufacturers in India and Indonesia to produce medicines linked to the recent deaths. (File)
Citing “unacceptable levels” of toxins in the products, the WHO is seeking more information about the specific raw materials used by six manufacturers in India and Indonesia to produce medicines linked to the recent deaths. (File)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 12:46 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Re-evaluating bioweapons amid global political fragility

This paper has been authored by Shambhavi Naik.

Re-evaluating bioweapons amid global political fragility(AP/ HT File)
Re-evaluating bioweapons amid global political fragility(AP/ HT File)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 04:45 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

WHO worried about surge of Covid in China amid lack of outbreak data

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the agency recently met with Chinese officials to underline the importance of sharing more details about Covid-19 issues including hospitalisation rates and genetic sequences, even as the pandemic continues to recede globally since it began in late 2019.

Patients lie on beds and stretchers in a hallway in the emergency department of a hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China.(REUTERS)
Patients lie on beds and stretchers in a hallway in the emergency department of a hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 05, 2023 03:37 AM IST
PTI |

Cancer is preventable. Experts reveal how

Globally approx 19.3 million cancer cases are diagnosed annually with approx 10 million deaths every year and among them 30-50% are preventable. Yes, cancer is preventable. Read on to know how, as experts reveal the top strategies to lower your risk of developing cancer or to spot it early

Cancer is preventable. Experts reveal how (Brett Sayles)
Cancer is preventable. Experts reveal how (Brett Sayles)
Updated on Jan 08, 2023 02:19 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
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