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Thursday, April 2, 2020

HEALTH

What’s in a name? WHO tiptoes around what to call virus

Keen to avoid stigmatising the city of Wuhan, where the outbreak began, or Chinese people, the World Health Organization is treading carefully on naming...

Measles vaccine group targets 45 million children

Vaccine group Gavi said on Tuesday it would help to innoculate up to 45 million children in countries in Asia and Africa over the...

What we know so far about the new China virus

As China locks down the city at the epicentre of a new viral outbreak, countries around the world are scrambling to prevent the spread...

Bangladesh halts breast milk scheme after Islamist backlash

A Bangladesh hospital has suspended plans to give donated breast milk to needy newborns after a backlash by Muslim clerics, who said the scheme...

Health experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus

A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South East Asia and has "serious epidemic potential",...

Bangladesh plans to ban e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns

Bangladesh plans to prohibit the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and vaporisers, a health official said on Sunday, as countries around the world move...

Get moving! Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO

Four in five adolescents worldwide do not get enough physical activity, to the detriment of their health, the World Health Organization said Friday, warning...

Bangladesh bans heartburn drug ranitidine over cancer fears

Bangladesh's drug regulatory authority on Sunday issued a ban on sales of popular heartburn drug ranitidine while it investigates a potential cancer-causing substance in...

Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world's biggest killer within just a...

Water pollution an ‘invisible threat’ to global goals, economists warn

Water pollution threatens nearly all the globally agreed development goals to end environmental destruction, poverty and suffering by 2030, economists warned in a report...