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4.4M Americans Have Rolled Up Sleeves for Omicron-Targeted Boosters

U.S. health officials say 4.4 million Americans have received the updated COVID-19 booster shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the count Thursday as public health experts bemoaned President Joe Biden’s recent remark that “the pandemic is over.”…

Study: Asian Coastal Cities Sinking at Fastest Rate

Sprawling coastal cities in South and Southeast Asia are sinking faster than elsewhere in the world, leaving tens of millions of people more vulnerable to rising sea levels, a new study says.

Rapid urbanization has seen these cities draw heavily …

Uganda Confirms Seven Ebola Cases So Far, One Death

Uganda has confirmed seven cases of Ebola including that of a 24-year-old man who died earlier this week, and an additional seven deaths are being investigated as suspected Ebola cases, a health ministry official said on Thursday.

The man who …

World Health Organization Declares Malawi Trachoma-Free

Malawi has become the first country in southern Africa to eliminate trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness, the World Health Organization announced.

It is the fourth country in Africa to stamp out the bacterial infection, after Ghana, Gambia and …

Beijing’s Zero-COVID Policy Draws New Anger After Fatal Bus Crash

Commenters in China’s tightly controlled online communities are raising an angry howl at what they see as the latest outrage stemming from President Xi Jinping’s draconian zero-COVID policy.

After at least 27 people died when a bus in southwest China’s …

Most Global Deaths Are From Preventable Noncommunicable Diseases

The World Health Organization warns noncommunicable diseases kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 74 percent of all deaths globally.

A new global report by the World Health Organization finds noncommunicable diseases now outnumber infectious diseases as the top …

Petronas’ ‘Love Local’ programme should be emulated – Rosol

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) — The ‘Love Local’ programme which is a Petronas initiative to provide a platform for local Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) entrepreneurs to market their products should be emulated by other industry players.

Deputy …