Friday, September 22, 2017

Cholera outbreak killed 52 people in Chad and infected over 312 others

The Chadian government says more than 50 people have died of cholera in the country since authorities declared an outbreak of the disease. "We count 312 cases, including 52 deaths," said Health Ministry secretary general Hamid Djabar on Thursday. Authorities declared a cholera outbreak on...

WHO warns of running out of antibiotics globally

The world is in a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organization (WHO) report warned on Wednesday, calling on governments and industries to urgently focus on R&D of new antibiotics. The report revealed...

Saudi Arabia lift ban on internet calling apps

Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on internet calling applications on Wednesday, authorities said, easing restrictions online as the conservative kingdom faces new criticism over censorship, reported AFP news agency. Voice and video calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype will be "widely available to...

HIV/AIDS kills on average 80 Russians every day and the number is rising

In the first six months of the year, more than 14,500 Russians died from the immunodeficiency virus, the AIDS.Center foundation says, citing figures from the Federal Center for Fighting AIDS. This represents a more than 13-percent increase in HIV deaths compared to the same...

Yemen’s cholera epidemic could impact 850,000 people by the end of 2017, Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that Yemen's cholera epidemic could impact 850,000 people by the end of 2017. The humanitarian organization said the suspected cases of the disease have now risen to 647,000. The Red Cross added that the cholera outbreak...

Benefits of medicinal mushrooms

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Mushrooms offer a wide variety of benefits and effects. Like calling cards of the forest, mushrooms are unique to their reactions. Some offer mental and stimulatory effects while others cause hallucinations. All containing their own unique form of plant fibers knowns as polysaccharides these fibers...

Death toll from cholera outbreak in NE Nigeria rises to 35 as millions remain at risk, UN

The UN says the death toll from a cholera outbreak in northeastern Nigeria has jumped to 35 as millions of people remain at risk amid a shortage of food and medical aid. Most of the cholera deaths were reported in refugee camps in the northern...

Cholera outbreak infects more than 650,000 people in Yemen, only in 5 months — WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) says over 650,000 Yemenis have contracted cholera since the outbreak began in the country five months ago. The WHO added that it has registered over two-thousand deaths linked to the waterborne disease across the impoverished nation. The disease has spread in...

Yemen cholera epidemic hits 646,000, intensity declining, WHO

The number of cholera cases in Yemen stands at 646,000 people, but the intensity of the epidemic as a whole is declining, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday, citing the World Health Organization. Since the beginning of the second wave of the outbreak in April, 2,065 people...

Millions of Yemenis on the brink of starvation

Millions of Yemenis are on the brink of starvation while the country is in the midst of the world’s fastest-growing cholera epidemic. Civil war, foreign military intervention, and a naval blockade have caused death and disease on a massive scale. Yemen can no longer sustain...

Brexit bill passes first vote in British parliament

The government's bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first Parliamentary test. The EU Withdrawal Bill was backed by MPs by 326 to 290 in a late-night vote despite critics saying it represented a "power-grab" by...

Senate Finance Committee leaders send letter to Equifax CEO demanding information on data breach, Reuters

Senate Finance Committee leaders send letter to Equifax CEO demanding information on data breach, letter seen by Reuters. Two key U.S. senators on Monday asked Equifax Inc (EFX.N) to answer detailed questions on the breach of information about up to 143 million Americans’ personal information,...

China donates 1,200 tons of rice to South Sudan

The Chinese embassy in South Sudan on Monday handed over 1,250 tons of rice as emergency food aid to the hunger-stricken East African country. The donation is part of 8,800 tons of rice pledged by China in April to help war-torn South Sudan nation fight...

528 people died by Cholera after it spread to 20 of DR Congo’s 26 provinces, WHO

More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/906632713838280704 Outbreaks of the water-borne disease occur regularly in Congo, mainly due to poor sanitation and a lack of access to clean drinking water. But...

Canada announced plans to open 150 cannabis shops

The march towards international legalization of cannabis is taking a great leap forward as Ontario, Canada has announced plans to open 150 government-run pot shops said Walking Times. Additionally, and perhaps of greater interest, is their plan to also begin an online mail-order system,...

Anti-Brexit activists march in London

Thousands of pro-EU activists have taken to the streets of London to protest the United Kingdom’s planned exit from the bloc. The activists are hoping to sway lawmakers’ vote on controversial legislation known as the EU Withdrawal Bill. https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/906620379791314949 Meanwhile, a group of pro-leave lawmakers have called...

Microplastic contamination found in tap water around the world

Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation by...

Hindu Priest explains how your subconscious mind can be reprogrammed

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The subconscious mind is akin to that unseen portion of an iceberg which remains underwater. Some believe that up to 95% of our mental activity takes place in the subconscious, just below our conscious awareness. This ‘underwater’ portion of the mind is never inactive, though,...

Cannabis oil cured woman with brain tumour after chemotherapy failed

Woman, 49, given just months to live claims cannabis oil cured her brain tumour after chemotherapy failed. A woman diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour has credited cannabis oil for making her cancer-free. Lynn Cameron was told she had just ‘six to 18 months’ to...

WHO rises alarm over DR Congo cholera epidemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday sounded the alarm over a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has already claimed 528 lives and reached "worrying proportions". The UN says cholera is a major public health problem in the country with millions...

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