Saturday, January 28, 2023

WHO

Uzbekistan cough syrup case

*Marion Biotech’s licence suspended*WHO issues medical product alert The production licence of Noida-based pharmaceutical firm Marion Biotech, allegedly linked with the deaths of children in Uzbekistan, has been suspended while the results of its controversial cough syrup are awaited, an...

WHO’s Soumya Swaminathan honoured at AAPI summit

Former World Health Organisation (WHO) chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan has been awarded Prof P. Brahmayya Sastry Oration & Dr T. Ravi Raju Excellence Award for her contributions to the healthcare sector.She was presented the award during the 16th...

WHO ‘really concerned’ about surge in Covid cases

The World Health Organisation says it is concerned about “risk to life” in China amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, while in Europe and the US the Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 is spreading rapidly.On Wednesday, the WHO confirmed XBB.1.5 is...

WHO ‘very concerned’ about reports of severe COVID in China

The head of the World Health Organisation said the agency is “very concerned” about rising reports of severe coronavirus disease across China after the country largely abandoned its “zero COVID” policy, warning that its lagging vaccination rate could result...

WHO concerned over increasing antibiotic resistance in human infections

 High levels of antibiotic resistance in bacteria are causing life-threatening bloodstream infections, according to the latest report released by the WHO. For the first time, the Global Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Surveillance System (GLASS) report released on Friday provides analyses...

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...