Health

Purdue Pharma’s foreign affiliate now selling overdose cure

This Dec. 12, 2019, photo shows a sign at the Mundipharma International headquarters at Cambridge Science Park in England. Mundipharma is the international affiliate of Purdue Pharma, the maker of the blockbuster painkiller OxyContin. Mundipharma is now marketing Nyxoid, a new brand of naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication. (AP Photo/Leila Coker) The gleaming white

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Amazon pulls skin-lightening creams from site after demands from Minnesota activists

From left, Mary Blitzer of the Sierra Club gives a petition of over 23,000 signatures to Amira Adawe of the BeautyWell Project as they deliver it to the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Shakopee on Wednesday. The two nonprofit groups launched a campaign for Amazon and eBay to stop selling toxic skin-lightening creams that contain mercury.

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Patients evacuated as fire breaks out at Mombasa Hospital

Photo/Daily Nation/Fire at the Mombasa Hospital on Tuesday night, November 12, 2019. Fire which broke out at the Mombasa Hospital in Mombasa Tuesday evening has been contained. Coast regional police boss Rashid Yakub says the inferno started from the hospital’s kitchen after a gas cylinder exploded. There was panic at the Mombasa Hospital after the

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India behind Pakistan, Somalia, Bangladesh in preventing deaths due to pneumonia: UNICEF report

Due to failure of proper vaccination, Pneumonia cases seem to be on the rise in five countries including India. By Rajesh Kumar Thakur According to the report, India ranked second with 1.27 lakh children succumbing to pneumonia in 2018 following Nigeria, which was on top with 1.67 lakh fatalities. PATNA: India remains behind Pakistan, Bangladesh

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Maternal health: Drug linked to death of pregnant women

Post-partum haemorrage is responsible for 40% of maternal deaths (Photo by Pixabay from Pexels) Poor quality oxytocin, a drug used to stop excessive bleeding in pregnant women, has been linked to high maternal mortality. Excessive bleeding or post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) is responsible for 40 per cent of maternal deaths (two in every five deaths) in

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Zanzibar tests drones spraying rice fields to fight malaria

In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, Eduardo Rodriguez, left, of drone manufacturer DJI, trains Khadija Ali Abdulla, right, from the State University of Zanzibar, how to fly a drone to spray the breeding grounds of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, at Cheju paddy farms in the southern Cheju region of the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Drones

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Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

Photo (AP) Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and reviewed thousands more previously undisclosed results. Residents in

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Vaping-related illnesses still rising, though at slower pace

Photo (AP) Vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. are still rising, though at a slightly slower pace. Health officials of Thursday said there have been 1,479 cases and at least 33 deaths in the mysterious outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been releasing new case counts each week. The latest jump 180 cases

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Even naturally sweet drinks may increase diabetes risk

A new study suggests that even 100% natural fruit juices may increase the risk of diabetes. By Maria Cohut, Ph.D. While researchers already knew that drinks with added sugar could increase a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that the same may be true for naturally sweet drinks, such as 100%

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HIV on the rise among youths in Garissa, agency says

GARISSA—The National Aids Control Council (NACC) has raised concern over rising cases of new HIV infection among young people in Garissa County. Garissa regional coordinator Wario Boru attributed the growing threat to lack of parental guidance. Speaking in Garissa during a HIV and Aids Tribunal workshop that sought to sensitize area residents on their rights

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