Friday, June 23, 2017

Cholera in Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by September — UN

A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases today, the United Nations said Friday. https://twitter.com/AFP/status/878183968364822528 "Probably at the end of August we will reach 300,000" cases, UN children's agency spokeswoman Meritxell Relano...

1,146 people killed due to an outbreak of cholera in Yemen since April — WHO

WHO -- The World Health Organization says 1,146 people have been killed due to an outbreak of cholera in Yemen since late April, as the impoverished Arab country continues to suffer from Saudi Arabia's deadly campaign. The WHO's Yemen office said in a statement late...

Smoke detected at one of the rooms at Unit 3 in Chernobyl power plant

Ukraine nuclear watchdog says, Ukraine’s nuclear regulatory body reported smoke at one of the rooms at Unit 3 in Chernobyl, adding that it was briefly “liquidated” by the state emergency personnel and the radiological situation at the site has not changed following the incident. “At 15:57...

Using mobile phone late night makes teenagers depressed — study

Funded by the Australian Research Council, the world's first long-term assessment of adolescent mental health regarding late night mobile phone usage examined student's quality of sleep, along with mood, aggression, coping skills, self esteem and whether they were experiencing any symptoms of depression. The process...

Yemen cholera outbreak — One child infected every 35 seconds

In Yemen, cholera is spreading so quickly that one child is infected nearly every 35 seconds, according to Save the Children. The infectious disease, which is spread via contaminated food and water, can prove fatal if not treated quickly, and is already killing around 30...

More than 2 billion people — one third of the world’s population — now overweight or obese

Today, more than two billion children and adults, or one third of the world's population, are overweight or obese, according to a new study released Monday. The study, in which researchers assembled data from 195 countries and territories to model trends in overweight or obese...

The worst industrial cataclysm in world history: Fukushima

“The scientific impact of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi is an ongoing disaster that was never envisioned by the engineers who created and designed these atomic reactors and countries who built them… no country in the world with nuclear power reactors was prepared...

WHO: There are more than 100,000 cholera cases in Yemen in past month

More than 100,000 cholera cases in Yemen in past month, AFP news agency reported on Wednesday citing World Health Organization.  According to agency, a cholera outbreak of more than 100,000 cases has erupted in war-ravaged Yemen, killing nearly 800 people, in just over a month,...

Cholera cases in Yemen to reach 130,000 in the next two weeks

Cholera cases may reach 130,000 in two weeks as already dire situation for children is becoming a disaster.  Unprecedented spread of cholera in Yemen as health workers race against time to save children. Full photos and videos gallery here. “I have just concluded a trip to Yemen...

Syria solar-powered hospital

After months of testing, a hospital in Syria will have uninterrupted power from this week, charged by solar power in a project designers hope will save lives and can be repeated across the country wrote Middle East Monitor. According to Monitor Syria’s electrical grid has...

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