HEALTH


HEALTH | Does Having Boys Or Girls Run In Families? New Study Say It’s Down To Chance

My mother was one of four sisters. I have a younger sister, and between the two of us, we have four daughter. We’re not the only one who appear to have one sex run in the family. Everyone knows a family who has a boy…and a boy…and then another, all in a row? Some scientists … Continue reading HEALTH | Does Having Boys Or Girls Run In Families? New Study Say It’s Down To Chance

BREAKING NEWS | Grifols To Help Saudi Arabia Produce Blood Plasma Medicines

MADRID | SPAIN – – Spanish pharmaceutical company Grifols said on Tuesday it had signed a non-binding agreement with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund to help the country produce plasma-derived medicine. Barcelona – based Grifols and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) have agreed in principle to create a joint venture that will develop plasma collection … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Grifols To Help Saudi Arabia Produce Blood Plasma Medicines

HEALTH ALERT | WHO Advance Team On Coronavirus On Way To China: Tedros Tweet

GENEVA – – An advance team of international experts led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for Beijing to help investigate China’s coronavirus epidemic, the Geneva – based agency said on Sunday. WHO director – general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made a trip to Beijing for talks with President Xi Jinping and Chinese … Continue reading HEALTH ALERT | WHO Advance Team On Coronavirus On Way To China: Tedros Tweet

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | China’s Hubei Province Reports 82 New Deaths From Coronavirus On February 8

ROMA | ITALY – – The number of deaths in China’s central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak had risen by 81 to 780 as of Saturday, the province’s health commission said in a statement on its website on Sunday morning. A further 2,147 cases have been detected in Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | China’s Hubei Province Reports 82 New Deaths From Coronavirus On February 8

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Five Britons Contract Coronavirus In French Ski Resort

PARIS | FRANCE – Five British nationals including a child have been  diagnosed with the coronavirus in France, after staying in the same ski chalet with a person who had been in Singapore, French health officials said on Saturday. The new cases emerged after authorities began to retrace the recent  travels of one British citizens … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Five Britons Contract Coronavirus In French Ski Resort

HEALTH | WHO Says Too Early To Say Coronavirus Peaking In China

GENEVA – – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was too early to say that China’s coronavirus outbreak was peaking , but noted that the country had recorded its first day of a drop in the number of new infections. The death toll from the virus in mainland China jumped by 73 … Continue reading HEALTH | WHO Says Too Early To Say Coronavirus Peaking In China

NEWS ALERT | Baby Test Positive For China Virus Just 30 Hours After Birth

MILAN | ITALY – – A baby in China’s epidemic-hit Wuhan city has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus just 30 hours after being born, Chinese state media reported Wednesday. The infant is the youngest person recorded as being infected by the virus, which has killed nearly 500 people since emerging late last year. CCTV … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Baby Test Positive For China Virus Just 30 Hours After Birth

BUSINESS NEWS | FDA To Hold Public Meeting On Testing For Asbestos In Talk

MILAN | ITALY – For the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will examine asbestos testing for talk powders and cosmetics at a hearing on Tuesday. Regulators are taking a closer look after finding asbestos, a known carcinogen in several talc cosmetics and powders, including a bottle of Johnson … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | FDA To Hold Public Meeting On Testing For Asbestos In Talk

NEWS ALERT | China’s Shantou City To Ban Cars, Ships, People From Entering From Jan 27

PARIS | FRANCE – – China’s coastal city of Shantou in Guangdong province, said on Sunday it would ban cars, ships and people from entering in the city starting from Jan.27 to help prevent the spread of a coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan at end-2019. Shantou, which is more than 800 km (500 miles) … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | China’s Shantou City To Ban Cars, Ships, People From Entering From Jan 27

BREAKING NEWS | Dubai To Screen Passengers On China Flights After Virus Outbreak

DUBAI – – Dubai will screen passengers arriving on direct flights from China, the airport operator said on Thursday, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic. A new coronavirus that first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 17 and infected nearly 600, most in China but cases … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Dubai To Screen Passengers On China Flights After Virus Outbreak

HEALTH |Pandemic Fears Grow As China Virus Toll Rises To Nine

PARIS | FRANCE – – Authorities in China and beyond stepped up efforts to control and outbreak of a new flu-like coronavirus on Wednesday as the death toll rose to nine with 440 confirmed cases, while suspicion grew that the virus crossed to humans from animals. China discouraged public gatherings in Hubei province, where the … Continue reading HEALTH |Pandemic Fears Grow As China Virus Toll Rises To Nine

HEALTH | Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Tied To Childhood Blood Sugar

Kids who are exposed to air pollution in the womb may have higher blood sugar level during childhood than kids without this exposure, according to a study that suggests particle pollution could be an environmental risk factor for diabetes. The current study included 365 children in Mexico City who were exposed to average daily PM … Continue reading HEALTH | Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Tied To Childhood Blood Sugar

KSA | Saudi Health Ministry Launches Awareness Platform

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Ministry of Health has launched on official Twitter account to help raise awareness and provide information on health matters. The platform, which offers advice and tips covering a range of health topics, is part of the ministry’s drive to promote healthy lifestyle choices and maintain the safety and … Continue reading KSA | Saudi Health Ministry Launches Awareness Platform