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New coronavirus vaccine could take month

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: A Russian vaccine for the new strain of coronavirus will take at least half a year to develop, Deputy Director of the Russian Health Ministry’s Centre for Strategic Planning and Biomedical Health Risks Management German Shipulin said.

Healthcare’s a human right, not ‘a p

New York/IBNS: The UN agency devoted to ending AIDS as a public health threat is calling on top politicians and governments across the world to ensure the right to quality healthcare is upheld, and not just a privilege to be enjoyed by the wealthy.

First Novel Coronavirus case reported in

Washington/IBNS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV),  in the United States in the state of Washington. The deadly respiratory virus has claimed nine lives so far in China and left 440 people infected.

Smokers who quit one month before surger

New York/IBNS: Tobacco smokers who quit at least four weeks before undergoing surgery not only have a lower risk of complications, but also show better results six months later than those who continue, the United Nations health agency  said on Monday.

Israeli, Canadian researchers develop 3D

Jerusalem/Xinhua/UNI: Israeli and Canadian researchers have developed engineered three-dimensional (3D) heart tissues from induced human stem cells, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) reported Sunday.

Health officials in Chinese city of Wuha

Beijing/Sputnik: The Municipal Health Committee in the Chinese city of Wuhan, in Hubei province, has said in a published report on Sunday that an additional 17 people have been confirmed as carrying a new form of deadly coronavirus infection.

Urgent need for ‘immediate’ solution

New York/IBNS: Drug-resistant infections are on the rise as private investment in new antibiotic development declines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Novel coronavirus outbreak: Indian gover

New Delhi/IBNS: At a time when an infection with a novel coronavirus has been reported from China, the Indian government on Friday issued to travelers visiting the neighbouring nation.

Authorities of China's Wuhan admit new C

Beijing/Sputnik/UNI: The health authorities of the Wuhan city in the central Chinese province of Hubei have admitted that human-to-human transmission of the newly registered type of coronavirus is a possibility to not be ruled out despite no explicit evidence available at the moment.

UN health agency urges China to continue

New York/IBNS: It is “essential” for China to continue investigating the source of a previously unknown strain of coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Monday, following confirmation that an infected patient is being treated in Thailand.

Improved diagnosis and treatment for pat

London/IBNS: Ambulatory care specialists at the University of Birmingham are working with Vifor Pharma UK Limited (VPUK) to develop and implement a population-based anaemia diagnosis and treatment decision support service for routine healthcare delivery.

Centre prohibits E-cigarette in higher e

Guwahati/IBNS: The Union government prohibited electronic-cigarette and parts thereof through promulgation of The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance, 2019.     

More international support needed to cur

New York/IBNS: Countries are being asked to step up assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which is facing the world’s worst measles epidemic, with more than 6,000 deaths since the start of last year.

Spread of polio still an international p

New York/IBNS: The spread of polio internationally remains a global public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva have concluded.

Hospitals in Hong Kong report 21 Wuhan-r

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Public hospitals in Hong Kong have identified 21 cases suspected to be related to the recent pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan in Central China, the city’s Hospital Authority said in a statement on Monday.

Kota Hospital: Children death continues

Jaipur/UNI: There seems to be no end to the deaths of children at Kota's JK Lon Hospital.

Investing in health workers yields ‘tr

New York/IBNS: At the start of the new year and new decade, the head of the United Nations health agency thanked “the brave health workers” around the globe and asked that the world do better in supporting them.

Year of the Nurse and the Midwife highli

New York/IBNS: The world will need an additional nine million nurses and midwives to achieve the commitment of providing all people with access to health care by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Short or long sleep linked to Pulmonary

London/IBNS: Scientists have discovered that people who regularly sleep for more than 11 hours or less than 4 hours are 2-3 times more likely to have the incurable disease, pulmonary fibrosis, compared to those that sleep for 7 hours in a day. They attribute this association to the body clock.

New Year’s Day a reminder of need for

New York/IBNS: The world will welcome more than 392,000 babies on New Year’s Day, according to estimates from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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