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Monkeypox won’t spread like wildfire as we feared for coronavirus, says ICMR's top virologist
India

Monkeypox won’t spread like wildfire as we feared for coronavirus, says ICMR's top virologist

With nearly 100 confirmed cases in over 12 countries, monkeypox has triggered a fresh concern over a new health crisis, even as the world is still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic

'Threat to life itself': Doctors4XR march to WHO demanding global action against health risks posed by climate change
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'Threat to life itself': Doctors4XR march to WHO demanding global action against health risks posed by climate change

"Despite accumulating evidence, repeated warnings... concrete actions implemented by our governments are not nearly enough."

World Alzheimer's Day: Has the foremost cause of dementia become a public health crisis?
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World Alzheimer's Day: Has the foremost cause of dementia become a public health crisis?

The number of patients with AD is projected to triple by 2050, with much of the growth attributed to the elderly age bracket.

COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits
Business

COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits

Like demonetisation, the current lockdown has exposed millions of workers and their families to starvation, hunger, death and very bleak future prospects.

China's central bank cuts medium-term borrowing costs by 20 bps; steps up fight against coronavirus pandemic
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China's central bank cuts medium-term borrowing costs by 20 bps; steps up fight against coronavirus pandemic

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said it was lowering the one-year medium-term lending facility (MLF) loans to financial institutions to 2.95 percent, the lowest level since the liquidity tool was introduced in September 2014, down 20 basis point from 3.15 percent previously.

Breathless: India’s air pollution problem has been documented in a timely, extensive project
India

Breathless: India’s air pollution problem has been documented in a timely, extensive project

Journalist Aruna Chandrasekhar and photographer Ishan Tankha have been travelling to different parts of the country, recording stories and images about air pollution as part of a project called Breathless: Documenting India’s Air Emergency.

Primary health centres across India fall short by 24-38% of medical personnel, reveals CAG report
India

Primary health centres across India fall short by 24-38% of medical personnel, reveals CAG report

There is a 24%-38% shortfall in the availability of medical personnel at primary health centres, sub centres, and community health centres in 28 states/union territories of India, according to the latest audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

As health crises in country grow, 29% of funds with states remain unspent over 5 years: CAG report
India

As health crises in country grow, 29% of funds with states remain unspent over 5 years: CAG report

State governments had to release the money to state health societies within 15 days of receiving it, and if they failed to do so state governments were liable to pay interest — 5.75 percent to 7.25 percent

Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Those found guilty will face strict action, says Deputy CM Keshav Maurya
India

Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Those found guilty will face strict action, says Deputy CM Keshav Maurya

The Uttar Pradesh government said that stringent action will be taken against those found guilty in the high number of death of infants in Gorakhpur's state-run BRD Medical College.

Dengue, H1N1, viral fever hit Kerala: 420 dead, 22 lakh affected since January, says state govt
India

Dengue, H1N1, viral fever hit Kerala: 420 dead, 22 lakh affected since January, says state govt

The Kerala government on Monday said 420 people died and over 22 lakh persons were affected by various kinds of fever in the state since January.

Gaza health crisis: Increasing power cuts, fuel shortages are threatening closure of essential services
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Gaza health crisis: Increasing power cuts, fuel shortages are threatening closure of essential services

According to WHO, increasing power cuts and fuel shortages are creating an impending health crisis in 14 public hospitals of Gaza, threatening the closure of essential health services.

Nagpur, Pune airports have scanners to check for Ebola: Centre tells HC
India

Nagpur, Pune airports have scanners to check for Ebola: Centre tells HC

These scanners would be functional within a week, the government said, after which the Court asked the Centre to file a compliance report on October 1.

Developers of potential Ebola vaccines: All you need to know
World

Developers of potential Ebola vaccines: All you need to know

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed nearly 1,000 people and prompted the World Health Organization to declare an international health emergency.

WHO declares Ebola a global public health emergency
World

WHO declares Ebola a global public health emergency

This agency had convened an expert committee this week to assess the severity of the ongoing Ebola epidemic.

Two Ebola-stricken US aid workers get novel experimental drug
World

Two Ebola-stricken US aid workers get novel experimental drug

Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, are improving, although it's impossible to know whether its the treatment or if they recovering on their own as others Ebola survivors have.

All you need to know about safety on flights amid Ebola outbreak
World

All you need to know about safety on flights amid Ebola outbreak

Below are some key questions about Ebola, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.

Timeline: How the recent Ebola epidemic turned into the worst yet
World

Timeline: How the recent Ebola epidemic turned into the worst yet

Here are the key developments since the worst-ever epidemic of Ebola emerged in west Africa in March, fuelling fears the epidemic could spread to other continents.

Athlete competing at Commonwealth Games tested for Ebola
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Athlete competing at Commonwealth Games tested for Ebola

Over 700 people have died in West Africa from Ebola, with the worst recorded outbreak in history centered in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Ebola: Amid fear of global epidemic Sierra Leone declares health emergency
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Ebola: Amid fear of global epidemic Sierra Leone declares health emergency

The nation's schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as fears deepened over the virus that already has killed more than 670 people in West Africa

Syria: Health officials scramble to contain polio outbreak, 14 dead
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Syria: Health officials scramble to contain polio outbreak, 14 dead

At least 22 people are now suspected of having polio in Syria, where health officials are scrambling to respond to the first outbreak of the crippling viral disease in 14 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday