healthcare

Two more cases of monkeypox found in UK

Two more cases of monkeypox found in UK

Two more cases of monkeypox have been detected in the United Kingdom, health authorities have said. Nine cases in total have now been confirmed since 6 May, all of them in England, the UK Health Security …

North Korea's suspected COVID-19 cases near two million

North Korea's suspected COVID-19 cases near two million

North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more suspected COVID-19 cases as its pandemic caseload neared 2 million - a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scrambled to slow infections in its unvaccinated population. North …

Turkey is a cosmetic surgery hub

Turkey is a cosmetic surgery hub

Known for its pristine Aegean beaches and architectural wonders, Turkey also draws tourists for its cosmetic treatments

North Korea reports another fever surge amid COVID-19 crisis

North Korea reports another fever surge amid COVID-19 crisis

North Korea on Tuesday reported another large jump in illnesses believed to be COVID-19 and encouraged good health habits as a mass outbreak spreads through its unvaccinated population and military officers were deployed to distribute …

WHO: COVID-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea

WHO: COVID-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that COVID-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea, where it said vaccination programmes had yet to begin. “With the country yet to initiate COVID-19 vaccination, there is risk that the …

Half of Covid survivors show symptom even 2 years after

Half of Covid survivors show symptom even 2 years after

Two years after getting infected with COVID-19, half of people hospitalised with the infection have at least one symptom, a follow-up study by the medical journal The Lancet reported. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine in a study said …

Biden reveals number of Covid-19 deaths in U.S.

Biden reveals number of Covid-19 deaths in U.S.

Americans must not "grow numb" to the sorrow of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday, as he marked 1 million Covid-19 deaths in the United States. Biden urged the country to remain …

First COVID-19 case confirmed in North Korea

First COVID-19 case confirmed in North Korea

The North Korean authorities have confirmed the first coronavirus case in the country, the Korean Central News Agency stated in a statement released on Thursday. "A major emergency has occurred in the country, the anti-pandemic …

Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19

Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.  "I'm experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts' advice by isolating until …

WHO resolution not to affect supply of medicines to Russia

WHO resolution not to affect supply of medicines to Russia

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe adopted a resolution proposing to explore the possibility of relocating the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCDs from Russia. However, the …

WHO may decide to shut down hub office in Moscow

WHO may decide to shut down hub office in Moscow

The World Health Organization will consider the possibility of closing the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases that’s located in Moscow, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing a document it …

Blinken tests positive for Covid-19

Blinken tests positive for Covid-19

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is the latest top U.S. official to test positive for Covid-19. The nation’s chief diplomat is experiencing “mild symptoms,” according to State Department spokesperson Ned …

Serbia lifts COVID-19 entry restrictions

Serbia lifts COVID-19 entry restrictions

Serbia lifted all pandemic-related entry restrictions for all travellers from May 3, the government has announced. Travellers will no longer be required to present a negative PCR, rapid antigen test, proof they had COVID-19, or a …

Bill Gates warns 'we've not seen the worst of Covid'

Bill Gates warns 'we've not seen the worst of Covid'

The coronavirus pandemic is far from over, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has warned, saying there could still be a variant which is "even more transmissive and even more fatal". "We haven't even seen the worst of …

Greece lifts COVID-19 curbs for travellers

Greece lifts COVID-19 curbs for travellers

Greece lifted COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday for foreign and domestic flights, its civil aviation authority said, ahead of the summer tourism season that officials hope will see revenues bouncing back from the pandemic slump. To fly in …