Gaza’s Overwhelmed Hospitals Receive New Wave of Wounded

[ad_1] By Arafat Barbakh and Mohammed Salem KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza (Reuters) – At Nasser Hospital in southern Gaza, a man cradling a boy with a bloodied scalp cried for help. A girl who had arrived in an ambulance with an unconscious man missing the top of his left foot sobbed as a medic examined her … Read more

Explainer-What Do We Know About China’s Respiratory Illness Surge?

[ad_1] SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A request by the World Health Organization for more information on a surge in respiratory illnesses and clusters of pneumonia in children in China has attracted global attention. Health authorities have not detected any unusual or novel pathogens, the WHO later said, and doctors and public health researchers say there is … Read more

CDC Director: Spike in Respiratory Illness in China Not From a New Virus | Health News

[ad_1] The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said that the agency has been in touch with China and believes the recent increase in respiratory illnesses in the country is not due to a new pathogen. “What we know as of right now, today, what’s happening in China, they are … Read more

‘Let Us Be a Lesson’, Say Kazakhs Wary of Return to Nuclear Testing

[ad_1] SARYZHAL, Kazakhstan (Reuters) – As Russia warns of the rising risk of nuclear war, and relations with the United States sink into a deep freeze, communities close to the vast Soviet-era nuclear testing site in northern Kazakhstan have a message for leaders: “Let us be a lesson.” Hundreds of tests were carried out between … Read more

WHO: COVID-19 Variant BA.2.86 Is One to Watch | Health News

[ad_1] When the COVID-19 strain BA.2.86 entered the scene over the summer, it quickly captured the attention of officials who were concerned about the variant’s large number of mutations. But as the weeks went on, the strain didn’t seem to take off, and researchers found that it wasn’t all so different from what came before … Read more

Climate Change Is the Biggest Human Health Risk, Says Africa’s Disease Boss

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change is the biggest threat to human health in Africa and the rest of the world, the head of the continent’s public health agency said. Mitigating that risk was top of his agenda, Jean Kaseya, the director general of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Reuters … Read more

WHO Says Gaza’s Health System Must Be Protected as Disease Spreads

[ad_1] By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called for Gaza’s vulnerable health infrastructure to be safeguarded as the war-torn enclave faces an increased risk of epidemics and challenges in detecting infectious diseases. A fragile truce agreement between Israel and Hamas last week has allowed WHO and aid organizations … Read more

More People at Risk of Death From Disease Than Bombings in Gaza

[ad_1] GENEVA (Reuters) – There is a risk that more people could die from diseases than from bombings in Gaza if the enclave’s health system is not put back on its feet quickly, a World Health Organization spokesperson said on Tuesday. “Eventually we will see more people dying from disease than from bombardment if we … Read more

Australia Begins Crackdown on Vaping, to Ban Import of Single-Use Devices

[ad_1] SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will ban imports of disposable vapes in January, the Health Minister said on Tuesday, the first step in a crackdown aimed at curbing the growing popularity of these nicotine-filled devices with young people. The ban will be expanded in March to include all non-therapeutic vapes, including refillable devices, while importers … Read more

New COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase | Health News

[ad_1] Weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations increased ahead of record-breaking holiday travel, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New coronavirus hospital admissions topped 18,100 the week ending in Nov. 18 – a nearly 10% increase over the week prior. The CDC noted in a report published Monday that the U.S. is also … Read more