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UNAIDS to support response to HIV outbreak in Pakistan
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UNAIDS to support response to HIV outbreak in Pakistan

KARACHI: The UNAIDS Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Eamonn Murphy, recently visited Pakistan for an official visit, where he reiterated the UNAIDS’ commitment to supporting provincial and federal authorities to respond to the HIV outbreak and strengthen the HIV response in the country. “There is a significant amount of work that needs to…

Johnson & Johnson faces a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over opioid crisis
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Johnson & Johnson faces a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over opioid crisis

Johnson and Johnson, one of the world’s largest drug manufacturers, recently came under fire for promoting the ‘opioid epidemic’. Prosecutors have accused Johnson & Johnson for misleading the public by deceptively marketing their painkillers while completely downplaying its negative dependence traits. The company is now on trial in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit by the Oklahoma…

WHO announces four new goodwill ambassadors for health promotion
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WHO announces four new goodwill ambassadors for health promotion

GENEVA: The WHO recently announced the appointment of four new goodwill ambassadors from the fields of sports, politics, and community mobilization to promote healthier lives, stronger health workforces and improved mental health globally. The new ambassadors include Alisson Becker, goalkeeper of the Brazilian national and Liverpool football teams and Dr Natália Loewe Becker, medical doctor…

Anger more harmful than sorrow, may lead to health complications
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Anger more harmful than sorrow, may lead to health complications

KARACHI: According to a recent research study, anger is more harmful than sorrow for older adults and may lead to health complications. This includes potentially increased inflammation which is associated with chronic illnesses like heart disease, arthritis and cancer, state researchers. The study shows that anger can lead to the development of chronic illnesses whereas…

WHO targets a 50% reduction in deaths from snake bites
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WHO targets a 50% reduction in deaths from snake bites

KARACHI: The WHO recently released further details concerning its strategy to prevent and control snakebite envenoming. Snakebite envenoming is a neglected tropical disease that affects 1.8–2.7 million people each year, claiming 81000–138000 lives and causing 400000 cases of permanent disability. According to a WHO Geneva report, the aim of the strategy is to reduce the…

Prevent these lethal diseases with VACCINE
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Prevent these lethal diseases with VACCINE

Protected Together: Vaccines Work! Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today, a major reason, besides unavailability, being the reluctance shown by many parents in getting…

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