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Egypt

Popular weight loss and diabetes drugs linked to increased risk of rare form of blindness

CNN  —  People who take Ozempic or Wegovy may have a higher risk of developing a rare form of blindness, a new study suggests. Still, doctors say it shouldn’t deter patients from using the medicines to treat diabetes...

A summer wave of Covid-19 has arrived in the US

CNN  —  Covid-19 levels have been rising in the United States for weeks as new variants drive what’s become an annual summer surge.Covid-19 surveillance has been scaled back significantly since the US public health emergency ended more than...

We aren’t doing enough about the risk of bird flu – but we can

Editor’s note: Tom Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2009 to 2017, is president and chief executive of Resolve to Save Lives and senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. CNN...

Flesh-eating bacteria spreads across Japan – here’s what you need to know

Cases of  streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, called “STSS,” have increased in Japan, infecting 977 cases in June – a high rate compared to last year.This flesh-eating bacteria can kill a person in 48 hours.According to the National Institute...

Health Ministry receives about 50 million visits as part of Egyptian Women’s Health Initiative

The Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt received 49,886,515 visits from women as part of the Egyptian Women’s Health Initiative to support women’s health since its launch in July 2019 until the end of May 2024 to...

Japan reports record spike in potentially deadly bacterial infection

CNN  —  Cases of a dangerous and highly fatal bacterial infection have reached record levels in Japan, official figures show, with experts so far unable to pinpoint the reason for the rise.As of June 2, Japan’s Health Ministry...

New virus variants threaten a summer Covid-19 wave, but experts say the risk remains uncertain

CNN  —  Covid-19 levels are about the lowest they’ve ever been in the United States, but another new crop of virus variants once again threatens to disrupt the downward trend as the country heads into summer.KP.2 — one...

Egyptian professor wins membership at International Agency for Research on Cancer scientific council

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced that the Chairman of the National Committee for the Presidential Initiative for Women’s Health, Hisham al-Ghazaly, won the membership of the Scientific Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer...

LE 50 million boost for mental health hospitals in budget across Egypt

The House of Representatives’ Health Committee has approved an additional LE50 million in the budget for the new fiscal year 2024-2025 for mental health hospitals.The total appropriations for the mental health hospitals’ budget for fiscal year 2024-2025 is...

All you need to know about the new COVID-19 Variant, Named ‘FLiRT’

A new variant of COVID-19 has been identified, dubbed “FLiRT,” and currently accounting for 25 percent of coronavirus cases in the US.According to scientific reports cited by the British newspaper “The Mirror,” the new variant is believed to...
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Plastic Waste Conversion: Study finds how plastic waste can be converted to electronic devices

DELAWARE: The University of Delaware and the Argonne National Laboratory have developed a chemical process that converts Styrofoam...
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