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Chinchona bark is not a ‘cure’ for COVID-19 and it could seriously harm those who take it

Posts touting the curative effects of cinchona, or fever tree, bark have recently been circulating on social networks such as Instagram and Facebook. These posts promise a “natural” source of the prescription-only drug chloroquine. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are currently being researched as potential treatments for COVID-19. The public has paid increased attention to these drugs […]

Kids Health

Rainbow Babies: Stars Who Had Children After Miscarriages

Little miracles. These celebrity moms welcomed rainbow babies to their families after suffering miscarriages. Pink, who shares Willow and Jameson with her husband, Carey Hart, admitted in April 2019 that she has had “several” pregnancy losses, starting at age 17. “I was going to have that child,” the Grammy winner told USA Today at the […]

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WHO urges calm as China virus death toll nears 1,900

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak rose again on Tuesday but Chinese and international health officials sought to calm global nerves, citing a study showing most cases are mild and warning against excessive measures to contain the epidemic. Nearly 1,900 people have now died and more than 72,000 people have been infected by […]

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Coronavirus greater global threat than terrorism, WHO warns

Killer coronavirus is ‘the worst enemy you can ever imagine’ and may pose a greater global threat than terrorism, World Health Organisation warns WHO’s director general warned coronavirus vaccine was still year and half away   Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said outbreak greater risk to humanity than terrorism The epidemic has so far killed more than 1,000 […]

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Global shortage of anti-virus masks: WHO chief

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The world is running out of masks and other protective equipment against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization chief warned on Friday. “The world is facing a chronic shortage of personal protective equipment,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the WHO’s executive board in Geneva. He said he would be speaking to […]

Personal Health

The flu season has started – more than 13,000 cases

Cough, runny nose, hoarseness of the voice: Who was tending so far this Winter with such symptoms, the bed, felt perhaps vergrippt, suffered but probably a harmless cold. Since the turn of the year, experts found in samples of patients but, increasingly, real flu virus, the number of confirmed cases is rising. Officially, the flu […]

Health Problems

China says virus spreading between humans as WHO set to meet

China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and authorities Tuesday said a fourth person had died. The news came as the World Health Organization said it would consider declaring an international public health emergency over the outbreak. The coronavirus, which has spread to […]