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Monkeypox to be renamed mpox: WHO

The World Health Organisation headquarters in Geneva. — AFPGENEVA: Monkeypox is to be renamed mpox, the World Health Organisation announced Monday, in a bid to avoid stigmatisation stemming from the existing name.Monkeypox received its name because the virus...

Air pollution killed 238,000 Europeans prematurely in 2020: EEA

File photo of picnickers at Primrose Hill as a high air pollution warning was issued for London on March 24, 2022.— AFP COPENHAGEN: Fine particle air pollution led to 238,000 premature deaths in the European Union in 2020, the...

Meet the baby who underwent surgery in the womb

Tobi Maginnis was born at a healthy weight of seven pounds and 13 ounces, with no medical complications.— UC Davis At 25 weeks of pregnancy, mother-to-be Michelle Johnson underwent fetal surgery and stem cell procedure to allow surgeons to fight...

China’s daily COVID cases hit record high: health bureau

China recorded a total of 31,444 domestic cases Wednesday, of which 27,517 were asymptomatic.— AFPBEIJING: China's daily COVID cases have hit a record high since the beginning of the pandemic, official data showed Thursday, as the country works...

Scientists grow ‘mini eyes’ in lab using stem cells

The close-up of an eye.— UnsplashResearchers and scientists at the University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH) have developed a pair of human eyes to easily study and understand a rare genetic disorder...

Bacterial infections ‘second leading cause of death worldwide’

Hand washing is advised to prevent infection with the pathogens S. aureus and E. coli, which are behind a huge numbers of deaths every year.— AFP/filePARIS: Bacterial infections are the second leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for...

Beijing sees record COVID cases as China outbreak spirals

More than 28,000 new infections were reported nationwide.— AFP BEIJING: China's capital Beijing posted a record number of new COVID cases on Tuesday, with the city hunkering down under a tightening chokehold of restrictions that have sent schools online,...

Top foods to keep you warm and healthy this winter

Image shows superfood, acaibowl.— UnsplashEvery season comes with its own challenges. While winter is a time associated with warmth, comfort and snuggling, there are certain health challenges that need to be dealt with especially if someone already has...

Oral diseases increased by 1 billion over last 30 years: WHO

Young female dentist treating teeth of female patient in modern clinic.— PexelsAccording to a new World Health Organisation report cases of oral diseases have increased worldwide by one billion over the past three decades."Almost half of the world’s...

Pakistan diphtheria outbreak claims 39 lives; antitoxin on its way

A health worker fills a disposable injection with a medicine.— AFP/FileISLAMABAD: An outbreak of diphtheria, a deadly infectious disease that causes severe breathing problems, has claimed the lives of at least 39 children across the country, sending the...
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Brittany and Patrick Mahomes Welcome Baby No. 2

Brittany and Patrick Mahomes have added another member to their team. The spouses announced that they welcomed their second child...
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