Thursday, July 20, 2017

Selling marijuana for recreational purposes now legal in Nevada

Nevada becomes the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes, reported Associated Press.  Nevada became the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market early Saturday that is eventually expected to outpace any...

More than 20,000 children in Somalia at risk of starvation

More than 20,000 children in drought-hit Somalia could starve to death in the coming months without continued international assistance, an aid group warned. The aid group says that without $1.5 billion in assistance, Somalia could face a hunger crisis as severe as the one in 2011,...

Cholera killed 1,400 people, infected 218,798 others in war-torn Yemen in two months

Cholera infection has killed 1,400 people and infected 218,798 others in war-torn Yemen in just two months, the World Health Organization has said on its official twitter account, describing it as the largest epidemic hitting a single Arab country. https://twitter.com/Voice_OfPeople/status/879363162906251268 The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has...

Cholera cases in Yemen has now exceeded 200,000

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has now exceeded 200,000, the United Nations says. The joint statement by Unicef and the World Health Organization said the country was now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world, reported BBC on Saturday. The two...

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...

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