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Call to end AIDS epidemic by 2030
Global News, International News

Call to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

KARACHI- António Guterres, UN Secretary‑General recently delivered a special message for World AIDS Day through a press release on the official website of United Nations (UN). The message was titled as ‘Need to Harness Community-Led Organizations in Fight to End Epidemic’. The UN Secretary General said in his message that The United Nations was committed to…

Measles – WHO latest report on outbreaks
Global News, International News

Measles – WHO latest report on outbreaks

Many countries around the world are experiencing measles outbreaks. As of November 2019, there have been 440,263 confirmed cases reported to WHO through official monthly reporting by 187 Member States in 2019. From the start of the year 2019 till November 2019, Pakistan confirmed 1,978 cases. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease which affects…

Plant-based diet can reduce brain risks later
International News, Research

Plant-based diet can reduce brain risks later

  The Life expectancy of people around the world has increased and UN statistics estimate that the global population aged 80 years or over will be around 425 million by 2050. However, with an ageing population the numbers of people affected by cognitive decline is set to increase. According to latest research, plant-based rich diet…

FDA finds cancer causing asbestos in J&J baby powder   
International News

FDA finds cancer causing asbestos in J&J baby powder  

Reuters- Facing off against a plaintiff’s lawyer for the first time about Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the company’s Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this month insisted that the company’s iconic brand was safe. “We unequivocally believe that our talc and our baby powder does not contain asbestos,” Gorsky testified in a deposition in a…

WHO welcomes landmark UN declaration on universal health coverage
International News

WHO welcomes landmark UN declaration on universal health coverage

GENEVA: On September 24, 2019, world leaders adopted a high-level United Nations Political Declaration on universal health coverage (UHC), the most comprehensive set of health commitments ever adopted at this level. “This declaration represents a landmark for global health and development,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General at the WHO. “The world has 11 years…

Vape: New Killer on the Rise
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Vape: New Killer on the Rise

Health agency in California has activated emergency operations to better investigate the outbreak of cigarettes, after a man has become its seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the United States. The latest California victim had been sick for several weeks after he suffered a “severe pulmonary injury associated with vaping. Gov. of California, Gavin…

WHO Facts on Patient Safety
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WHO Facts on Patient Safety

According to WHO data, every year 134 million medical cases take an adverse turn due to inadequate healthcare services, especially in low to middle-income countries; this contributes to 2.6 million deaths annually! Another stat says that 4 out of 10 patients are harmed in the primary and ambulatory settings; up to 80% of harm in…

Vaping causes 6 deaths in US; admin on feet
International News

Vaping causes 6 deaths in US; admin on feet

Washington Post: Alarmed by the deaths being linked to vaping- a hip trend- Trump’s administration is moving to ban the practice in the States. E-cigarettes and Vapes entered the market with the claim of being the healthier alternative to tobacco smoking. Targets- mainly adolescents- were drawn in with flashy innovations like an expansive range of…

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