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Robert Mugabe made 'goodwill ambassador' by World Health Organisation

Articles : 91 | Last update : Oct 21, 2017 10:28:00 AM | Start : Oct 20, 2017 6:16:00 PM | Sources : 85

Controversy over Mugabe's appoinment as WHO ambassador External link

Source country oneworld Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:35:00 AM CEST | info [other]

Entities: Iain Levine[1]; Robert Mugabe[2]; Obert Gutu[1]; Katy Perry[1]; Serena Williams[1];

Other categories: WHO;

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Obert Gutu said: “The Zimbabwe health delivery system is in a shambolic state, it is an insult,”

Tedros hailed as “a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of its policies to provide health care to all”. Zimbabwe’s healthcare system, like many of its public services, has collapsed under Mugabe’s authoritarian regime, with most hospitals out of stock of.......

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Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

Articles : 167 | Last update : Oct 21, 2017 9:59:00 AM | Start : Oct 20, 2017 12:35:00 AM | Sources : 106

One in Six Global Deaths Linked to Pollution External link

Source country smithsonianmag Friday, October 20, 2017 11:28:00 PM CEST | info [other]

Entities: Philip Landrigan[1];

Other categories: WHO; AIDS-HIV;

smithsonian.com an hour ago. Ben Panko In 2015, about one in six of the deaths around the world were linked to pollution of some kind, a new report has found. "Pollution is much more than an environmental challenge—it is a profound and pervasive threat that affects many aspects of human health and.......

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Plague outbreak in Madagascar leaves 94 dead

Articles : 69 | Last update : Oct 21, 2017 6:19:00 AM | Start : Oct 20, 2017 1:17:00 PM | Sources : 60

WHO: Plague Outbreak in Madagascar Spreading Fast, Over 300 Confirmed Cases External link

Source country laht Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:19:00 AM CEST | info [other]

GENEVA – The World Health Organization on Friday warned that an outbreak of plague currently afflicting the African island of Madagascar was spreading more rapidly than usual, with at least 300 confirmed cases and 94 deaths to date. The WHO’s regional emergency director for Africa, Ibrahima Soce.......

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GlaxoSmithKline adult shingles vaccine wins U.S. approval

Articles : 64 | Last update : Oct 21, 2017 5:53:00 AM | Start : Oct 21, 2017 1:04:00 AM | Sources : 58

FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus External link

Source country idahostatesman Saturday, October 21, 2017 2:12:00 AM CEST | info [other]

Other categories: Vaccination; VZV; Herpes Zoster;

About one-third of people who have had chickenpox get shingles. That's about 1 million Americans a year. But once someone has recovered from shingles, it rarely reoccurs. Chickenpox was a very common childhood illness until a Merck vaccine was introduced two decades ago; it's now part of routine childhood shots....

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Prosecutor: Pharmacist knew about mold, bacteria in drug-making facility where deadly outbreak began

Articles : 54 | Last update : Oct 21, 2017 3:35:00 AM | Start : Oct 20, 2017 12:52:00 PM | Sources : 0

Jury to decide fate of pharmacist at center of meningitis outbreak External link

Source country bostonglobe Friday, October 20, 2017 10:54:00 PM CEST | info [other]

Entities: Barry Cadden[1]; Glenn Chin[3]; Stephen Weymouth[1];

Other categories: Meningitis; Environment;

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Stephen Weymouth said: “a complete investigatory failure on the part of the FDA,”

Stephen Weymouth said: “Glenn Chin didn’t know how to supervise anybody,” “Glenn Chin was not competent to do that job. Glenn Chin would do anything and everything Barry Cadden told him to do”

Stephen Weymouth said: “Negligence, even gross culpable negligence, is not enough to support a second-degree murder conviction,”

Chin and Cadden used expired medication, mislabeled drugs, and distributed drugs they knew could be tainted with fungus, prosecutors say. That led to an outbreak of fungal meningitis that was ultimately blamed for 76 deaths and hundreds of illnesses across the country, according to government officials....

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Tom Price's wife asks about 'legally' quarantining HIV patients

Articles : 26 | Last update : Oct 21, 2017 8:52:00 AM | Start : Oct 20, 2017 8:27:00 PM | Sources : 23

On Politics Tom Price's wife asks about 'legally' quarantining HIV patients External link

Source country usaToday Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:48:00 AM CEST | info [other]

Entities: Betty Price[7]; Chad Griffin[1];

Other categories: AIDS-HIV;

During a committee meeting in Georgia earlier this week, Republican state representative Betty Price, the wife of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, asked about the legalities of quarantining HIV patients. “What are we legally able to do? I don’t want to say the quarantine word,.......

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Certain H-E-B single-serving soups recalled

Articles : 20 | Last update : Oct 21, 2017 5:46:00 AM | Start : Oct 21, 2017 4:57:00 AM | Sources : 20

Certain H-E-B single-serving soups recalled External link

Source country muscatinejournal Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:27:00 AM CEST | info [other]

Other categories: Bovidae;

The Mann Packing products supplied to H-E-B were used in beef and chicken varieties of H-E-B Asian Noodle Soup Cups. An H-E-B statement says no illnesses have been reported related to its soups. However, the bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems....

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35 Egyptian police, troops die in clashes with Islamists

Articles : 16 | Last update : Oct 21, 2017 7:55:00 AM | Start : Oct 21, 2017 2:05:00 AM | Sources : 15

35 Egyptian police, troops die in clashes with Islamists: sources Cairo (AFP) - At least 35 Egyptian troops and police officers were killed in clashes External link

Source country yahoo-au Saturday, October 21, 2017 2:05:00 AM CEST | info [other]

Entities: Mohamed Morsi[1];

Other categories: Medical;

Cairo (AFP) - At least 35 Egyptian troops and police officers were killed in clashes with Islamist fighters in the Bahariya oasis in the country's Western Desert on Friday, security and medical sources said. An interior ministry statement confirmed the incident and said some of the "terrorist".......

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Those backyard chickens could give you salmonella, CDC says

Articles : 9 | Last update : Oct 21, 2017 12:09:00 AM | Start : Oct 20, 2017 8:21:00 PM | Sources : 0

Those backyard chickens could give you salmonella, CDC says External link

Source country bradenton Friday, October 20, 2017 11:18:00 PM CEST | info [other]

Other categories: Food; Salmonellosis;

Tanya Keith, of Des Moines, Iowa, and her daughter Iolana feed their chickens in the backyard of their home, in Des Moines. The trend of raising backyard chickens caused a record number of poultry-related salmonella cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Charlie Neibergall AP file....

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Thailand enters 'War on Sugar' with tax on sweetened beverages

Articles : 7 | Last update : Oct 21, 2017 5:46:00 AM | Start : Oct 20, 2017 11:00:00 PM | Sources : 0

Thailand enters 'War on Sugar' with tax on sweetened beverages External link

Source country trust Friday, October 20, 2017 11:00:00 PM CEST | info [other]

By Chris Prentice. NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Thailand has slapped tariffs on sugar likely to hit $9 million worth of U.S. beverage exports, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, as one of the top producers of the sweetener joins a growing list of regions implementing such taxes....

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