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Tainted water and soil and dirty indoor air put Chad, the Central African Republic and Niger as the three countries with the most pollution-related deaths. Photo: Reuters
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Air pollution killing 9 million individuals per yr: report

Tainted water and soil and dirty indoor air put Chad, the Central African Republic and Niger as the three countries with the most pollution-related deaths. Photo: Reuters 9 million die ever year due to worsening outdoor air pollution and environmental contamination. Scientists’ have analysed data on global mortality and pollution levels. The new analysis looks […]

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A logo is pictured at the World Health Organisation (WHO) building in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 2, 2020. — Reuters
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WHO says coordinating with UK over monkeypox outbreak

A logo is pictured at the World Health Organisation (WHO) building in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 2, 2020. — Reuters Symptoms in humans of monkeypox include lesions, fever, muscle ache and chills. Health officials note some of these infections may be through sexual contact. Disease has only been fatal in rare cases. The World Health […]

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One-fifth of children globally show symptoms of anxiety—Unsplash/Helena Lopes
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Sure, youngsters can have nervousness too and this is how one can spot it

One-fifth of children globally show symptoms of anxiety—Unsplash/Helena Lopes Children can show several signs that indicate towards anxiety. One-fifth of children globally show symptoms of anxiety. There are physical symptoms such as sweatiness, nausea, and body aches. People think only adults suffer from anxiety, however the disorder can be found in children as well. Children […]

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Representational image of a hospital room. — Reuters/ file
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England detects 4 extra instances of monkeypox an infection

Representational image of a hospital room. — Reuters/ file Monkeypox is a rare viral infection similar to human smallpox, which was eradicated in 1980. UK Health Security Agency says probe underway to establish links between latest cases. All four of the new cases self-identify as gay, bi-sexual. LONDON: Britain’s health authorities are investigating four more […]

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wears a face mask amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, while inspecting a pharmacy in Pyongyang, in this undated photo released by North Koreas Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2022. — Reuters
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North Korea’s Kim orders army to stabilise provide of COVID-19 medicine

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wears a face mask amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, while inspecting a pharmacy in Pyongyang, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2022. — Reuters Kim says drugs procured by the state were not reaching people quickly or accurately. […]

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Pakistani relatives of heatstroke victims, their heads covered with wet towels, wait outside a hospital during a heatwave in Karachi on June 29, 2015. — AFP/File
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Main well being disaster brewing as heatwave scorches Pakistan

Pakistani relatives of heatstroke victims, their heads covered with wet towels, wait outside a hospital during a heatwave in Karachi on June 29, 2015. — AFP/File Residents say prolonged drought and unavailability of clean water is compelling people to drink contaminated water to kill the heat. Mercury shoots as high as 51 degrees Celsius in […]

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Masked people walk in a market amid the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan. — AFP/File
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Omicron BA.2 dominate pressure in travellers to Sindh

Masked people walk in a market amid the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan. — AFP/File  BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron found to be dominant strain of COVID among travellers to Karachi, Sindh. On May 10, genome sequencing results found 33 (86.8%) infections of Omicron variant. Pakistan also detected its first case of BA.2.12.1 […]

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worker in a protective suit helps an old man with a wheelchair during lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 5, 2022. — Rueters
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Shanghai aiming for zero-COVID at neighborhood stage by mid-Might

worker in a protective suit helps an old man with a wheelchair during lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 5, 2022. — Rueters Fight against China’s biggest-ever COVID-19 outbreak “still requires the joint exertions of every citizen”, says Shanghai deputy mayor. Says Shanghai to steadily ease traffic restrictions and open shops […]

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A resident and a child look out through gaps in the barriers at a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 10, 2022. — Reuters
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Half of Shanghai achieves ‘zero COVID’

A resident and a child look out through gaps in the barriers at a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 10, 2022. — Reuters WHO describes China’s uncompromising restrictions under zero-COVID policy as “unsustainable”. Data shows Shanghai recorded no cases outside areas under the strictest curbs […]

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A test tube labelled COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive is seen in this illustration picture taken January 15, 2022. — Reuters/File
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Every little thing you want know concerning the new variant

A test tube labelled “COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken January 15, 2022. — Reuters/File Pakistan detects first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 today. This Omicron subtype is highly infectious, more so than its predecessor. Those infected could experience sneezing, coughing, sore throat, fatigue and dizziness. On Monday, Pakistan […]

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