Health

Tanzania on high alert over Ebola after fresh outbreak reported in DR Congo

CFP Image By Xinhua News Agency Tanzanian health authorities said on Monday they are on high alert following fresh outbreak of Ebola in northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Abel Makubi, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, said the ministry has dispatched teams of surveillance experts to regions bordering with the DRC.

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Thailand ends mandatory quarantine for vaccinated visitors

File – Tourists arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Thailand announced Friday, April 22, 2022, that visitors who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will no longer need to undergo any test or quarantine on arrival starting May 1, a measure the authorities hope will help rejuvenate the country’s

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NHS pilots pregnancy screening that may cut racial disparities in baby deaths

Credit Reuters Photograph: Toby Melville The Guardian By Andrew Gregory Tool addresses inequalities in UK, where stillbirth and perinatal death rates are high for black and Asian babies The NHS is piloting a new artificial intelligence pregnancy screening tool that could dramatically reduce racial disparities in baby death rates. Stillbirth and perinatal death rates are

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English health chiefs urge Johnson not be to be ‘gung-ho’ with COVID plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks near a poster advertising the NHS COVID Pass application during a visit to a National Health Service (NHS) coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre near Ramsgate, Britain, December 16, 2021. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS Reuters By Alistair Smout English medical leaders on Friday urged Boris Johnson not to be too

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Exclusive: Radical action needed to tackle racial health inequality in NHS, says damning report

NHS staff on a hospital ward. The report’s authors said they had uncovered evidence of ‘persistent’ inequalities that are harming patients’ health. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA The Guardian By Andrew Gregory Exclusive: Review paints devastating picture of a healthcare system failing minority ethnic patients in England Radical action is needed urgently to tackle “overwhelming” minority ethnic

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Turkish president, first lady test positive for omicron variant of coronavirus

By Anadolu Agency ‘Thankfully, we are having a mild one,’ says Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and first lady Emine Erdogan tested positive for the omicron variant of the coronavirus. “The results of the COVID-19 test that I had with my wife, after having mild symptoms today, were positive. Thankfully, we are

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Special Report: Inside J&J’s secret plan to cap litigation payouts to cancer victims

A bottle of Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New York, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Illustration/File Photo By Reuters Johnson & Johnson created a plan last year to limit the financial bleeding from billions of dollars in jury awards to plaintiffs who alleged the company’s Baby Powder and

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Britain puts private health firms on high alert as Omicron threatens NHS

A person walks past images of National Health Service (NHS) workers displayed on hoardings outside a temporary field hospital at St George’s Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, January 8, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Reuters By Guy Faulconbridge and Alistair Smout Britain on Monday put the biggest private health companies on high

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NHS doctor challenges Sajid Javid over Covid vaccination rules

Health secretary Sajid Javid talking to Steve James a consultant at King’s College hospital in London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA The Guardian By Damien Gayle Health secretary exchanges views with medic who says he’s had the virus and doesn’t want a vaccination An NHS doctor has challenged Sajid Javid over compulsory vaccines for healthcare workers, telling

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Military staff step in to help strained London hospitals

Paramedics push a trolley next to a line of ambulances outside the Royal London Hospital in the Whitechapel area of east London, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Health authorities across the U.K. simplified COVID-19 testing requirements on Wednesday, a move designed to cut isolation times for many people and that may ease the staffing shortages that

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