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Emergency COVID-19 restrictions will be extended in Tokyo and other regions until the end of this month to curb infections and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, as it was too early to let down its guard, says Japan on Thursday. Japan has been struggling with a

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The Mexican Supreme Court's unanimous decision to decriminalize abortion on Tuesday will mainly help the poor women, who have in the past borne the brunt of punishments for the crime, the president of the tribunal said on Wednesday. Supreme Court President, Arturo Zaldivar, said denying women

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It is a fact that citizens and civil society organizations across the country joined hands to demand that all urban local bodies should mandatorily issue timely health advisories to alert citizens on “bad air” days, on the second International Day of Clean Air for Blue

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In a meeting today, countries of WHO South-East Asia Region adopted a Ministerial Declaration which resolves to strengthen health system resilience for ensuring health security, achieve Sustainable Development Goals for health, achieve universal health coverage. The member countries committed to reorient health systems towards comprehensive primary health care through increased public investments which

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Physicians in India can now access multiple first-line treatment options for patients with common and relatively difficult-to-treat EGFR mutation (Exon 21 L858R) Patients in India with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-activating mutations, can now benefit from monotherapy drugs

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12-year-old boy from Chathamangalam died following Nipah infection followed which the number of his contacts, traced by the health department, rose to 251, of which 11 are symptomatic.   On Monday evening, health minister Veena George said the condition of all symptomatic contacts, including parents, relatives of

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The city-based hospitals have recorded a huge rise in vector-borne diseases. According to Civil Hospital authorities, the OPDs for these diseases – primarily dengue and chikungunya – has reached about 3000 to 5000 cases daily.   While majority of the cases do not need hospitalization, about 150-200

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The frontline health workers of Himachal Pradesh is appreciated for overcoming challenges like difficult terrain and achieving 100% COVID first dose record by continuous team effort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the state for emerging as a champion in the fight against the largest epidemic

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