September, 2022

  • 23 September

    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 on groundwater to service their burgeoning populations, according to research …

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  • 23 September

    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.” The White House said more than 5 million people had …

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  • 22 September

    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 died had developed a high fever, diarrhea and abdominal pains, …

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  • 22 September

    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 Togo. The WHO said in a statement that Malawi has …

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  • 21 September

    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 killers globally. Each year, it says 17 million people under …

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