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WHO mourns passing of Dr Peter Salama

WHO mourns passing of Dr Peter Salama

Geneva, Switzerland, 24 January 2020  : The World Health Organization announced with deep sadness the sudden death of Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director of WHO’s Division for Universal Health Coverage – Life Course. The Organization extended its most profound sympathies and condolences to Dr Salama’s family, friends and colleagues. Dr …

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#Breaking : Novel coronavirus 2019, All countries should be prepared for containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case management : WHO

Outbreak of new virus in China novel coronavirus 2019

Geneva, Switzerland 23 January 2020. The meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus 2019 in the People’s Republic of China, with exportations currently reported in the Republic of Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore, took …

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Top 10 headlines this night : 23rd January 2020

National News

Heartening to see people’s belief in Constitution : Pranab Mukherjee Referring to the agitation against the new citizenship law, former President Pranab Mukherjee, here on Thursday, said it was heartening to see people raising their voices and asserting their belief in the Constitution. VHP says communal elements attacked Jharkhand pro-CAA …

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#Breaking : Situation Summary on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a T cell copy

Novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported hundreds of infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. A number of countries, including the United States, have been actively screening incoming …

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#Breaking : Smoking greatly increases risk of complications after surgery : WHO study

Health news

GENEVA 20 January 2020 :Tobacco smokers are at significantly higher risk than non-smokers for post-surgical complications including impaired heart and lung functions, infections and delayed or impaired wound healing. But new evidence reveals that smokers who quit approximately 4 weeks or more before surgery have a lower risk of complication …

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International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on novel coronavirus in China

World Health Organization

GENEVA 20 January 2020—- World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will convene an Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) under the International Health Regulations (IHR). The Committee will meet on Wednesday, 22 January 2020, in Geneva to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of …

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Researchers find cause of new autoinflammatory disease

Health news

Researchers found that mutations in a specific gene cause a previously unknown autoinflammatory disease, which they’ve named CRIA syndrome. Inhibitors targeting the gene’s effects could lead to new treatments for CRIA syndrome and other inflammatory conditions. USA. 18th January 2020. Autoinflammatory diseases are caused by the immune system—the body’s disease …

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Patients with newly diagnosed musculoskeletal pain are prescribed opioids more often than recommended

Health news

Study shows treatment recommendations impacted by patient and physician factors. Washington, 16th January 2020. During their first physician visit, patients experiencing newly diagnosed chronic musculoskeletal pain are prescribed opioids more often than physical therapy, counseling, and other nonpharmacologic approaches, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pain. …

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Breaking : Kerala government challenges Citizenship Amendment Act in Supreme Court. Ist state to do so.

Kerala government challenges Citizenship Amendment Act in Supreme Court. Ist state to do so

CAA is a colourable legislation: Kerala to SC The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is a colourable legislation, the Kerala government said in a petition filed in the Supreme Court challenging the amended law. Priyanka attacks Modi govt over rising inflation  Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday hit out …

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WHO statement on novel coronavirus in Thailand

Health news

Geneva, 13 January 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with officials in Thailand and China following reports of confirmation of the novel coronavirus in a person in Thailand. The person was a traveler from Wuhan, China, and was identified by Thai officials on 8 January, and hospitalized …

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