Sunday, August 20, 2017

34 children die in hospital in N India in 2 days

More than 30 children, many of them newborns, have lost their lives in a government-run hospital in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh during the last two days, police and officials say, as cited by Press TV. “The hospital has said that 23 children died...

Europe eggs scandal spreads to Asia

A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis. Brussels said the 15 affected EU countries were Belgium, the...

Hospitals in Capital of Denmark hit by major breakdown

Hospitals in the Capital Region of Denmark have suffered a major breakdown in IT systems on Friday, regional authorities said. Ritzau, however, did not specify the IT problems in the hospitals, reported RT news. The Capital Region of Denmark, the easternmost region of the country,...

Conflict, Cholera, Hunger, Malnutrition, all in Yemen

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Conflict, Cholera, Hunger, Malnutrition, all in Yemen -- 2-plus years of conflict in Yemen have led to a hunger crisis. 17 million people don't know where their next meal is coming from, told WFP.

Cholera in Yemen, 1,992 people dead, 419,804 suspected cases

Cholera in Yemen, 1,992 people dead, 419,804 suspected cases
The World Health Organization said in a statement on Saturday, the death toll from the cholera epidemic in war-torn Yemen has increased to 1,992 since late April. According to WHO 419,804 suspected cases of cholera have been reported since April 27. The highest number of fatalities...

US Senate rejected Republican-drafted healthcare bill

US Senate rejected Republican-drafted healthcare bill
United States Senate rejected Republican-drafted healthcare bill aimed at repealing Obamacare, former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The legislation, dubbed the “skinny repeal” bill, failed to pass on the Senate floor 49-51 after hours of intensive debate early on Friday, dealing a major...

United Arab Emirates donates 10 mln USD to fight cholera in Yemen

The UAE has donated 10 million U.S. dollars to the World Health Organization to support its efforts in fighting cholera in Yemen, reported state news agency WAM citing a senior official of the United Arab Emirates to have said on Thursday. https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/890555459882684416 The announcement was made...

UK judge OKs plan for ill baby Charlie to go to a hospice

UK judge OKs plan for ill baby Charlie to go to a hospice
British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill baby Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short time. As the medical and legal story that has sparked compassion and controversy around the world entered its...

Stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus help mice stay young

Stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus help mice stay young
Your brain may be to blame for your ageing body. A small cluster of stem cells in the brain seems to help mice stay young, and injecting extra stem cells helps them live longer. One day anti-ageing drugs might be able to replicate the effect in...

McCain says would not vote Republican healthcare bill as it is today

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Rep. Sen. McCain says he would not vote for Republican healthcare bill as it is today. Senate votes to open debate on healthcare repeal. Reuters -- U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on Tuesday to open debate on a bill to repeal Obamacare, but the party's...

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