Thursday, December 1, 2022

WHO

Over 1 bn teens potentially at risk of hearing loss

More than 1 billion teens and young people are potentially at risk of hearing loss because of their use of headphones and earbuds and attendance at loud music venues, new research has showed.“There is an urgent need for governments,...

Over 300 Omicron subvariants circulating: WHO

COVID is not over. Over 300 subvariants of Omicron are circulating and they all have similar symptoms, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. Out of these, 95 per cent of those are BA.5 sublineages and 20 per cent of...

TB cases rise for the first time in years

The number of people infected with tuberculosis, including the kind resistant to drugs, rose globally for the first time in years, according to a report issued Thursday by the World Health Organisation.The UN health agency said more than 10...

WHO sounds alarm on new Covid-19 wave

Chief scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Soumya Swaminathan, on Thursday said some countries may see “another wave of infections” with the XBB subvariant of Omicron, a variant of COVID-19 virus.In India, at least 18 cases of...

Cough syrup deaths: Panel to study WHO report

The government on Wednesday formed a four-member panel of experts to examine the details and adverse event reports received from the WHO on the deaths of 66 children in The Gambia being linked potentially to the four made-in-India cough...

After death of 66 children in Gambia, WHO warns about 4 Indian cough syrups

After the death of 66 children in Gambia, the World Health Organisation has urged people not to use four fever, cough and cold syrups–Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup–all...

Blood on your hands, says WHO official if world steps back on tackling Covid now

If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower-income countries reach that point too, a senior World Health Organization has said.In an interview with Reuters, WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward warned that richer nations must not...

COVID end ‘in sight’, deaths at lowest since March 2020: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide last week was the lowest reported in the pandemic since March 2020, marking what could be a turning point in the years-long global...

Flood situation in Pak highly likely to boost disease spread: WHO

The catastrophic flood situation in Pakistan will highly likely increase the spread of disease, says the WHO, as the country continues its relentless battle against the deadly deluges.In its latest situation report on flooding in Pakistan, the WHO pointed...

WHO alert on ‘new’ Covid variants in coming days amid rising cases

New COVID cases have jumped by 15% and deaths by 35% globally in the last few weeks, World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted and further noted, that more variants with such intense circulation will be seen in the coming...