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European Union drug regulator determines antibiotic shortage not a ‘major event’

Europe's drug regulator has decided not to label the antibiotic shortage on the continent a "major event", given existing measures to tackle the shortfall were working in the short term, it said in a statement on Thursday, A "major event" label would allow the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to coordinate action at a pan-European level and increase… Continue reading European Union drug regulator determines antibiotic shortage not a ‘major event’

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Spain to lift mandatory mask rule on public transport on Feb. 7

Spain, one of the last countries in Europe to still require people to wear masks on public transport to prevent the spread of COVID-19, will likely lift the obligation on Feb. 7, Health Minister Carolina Darias said on Thursday. She said the epidemiological situation in the country was stable and health emergency services had proposed lifting the… Continue reading Spain to lift mandatory mask rule on public transport on Feb. 7

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Worst cholera outbreak in 2 decades sweeps through Malawi, has now claimed 750 lives

The worst cholera outbreak to affect Malawi in two decades has now claimed 750 lives, a government minister said, while the World Health Organization chief described the southeast African country as among the hardest-hit amid ongoing global epidemics that are "more widespread and deadly than normal." Malawi’s Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda on Thursday ordered the closure… Continue reading Worst cholera outbreak in 2 decades sweeps through Malawi, has now claimed 750 lives

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4 healthy diets that could extend your life

You can reduce the risk of an early death by nearly 20%, just by eating more foods from four healthy eating patterns, according to researchers who analyzed decades of data collected on more than 119,000 adults. The study, published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that people who ate the "highest-quality diets" had 20% lower risk of… Continue reading 4 healthy diets that could extend your life

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Texas federal judge rules against HHS program allowing teens confidential birth control

A federal court ruling Tuesday could make it nearly impossible for Texas teens to access birth control without parental permission. US District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled that Title X, the federal program that provides free, confidential contraception to anyone regardless of age, income or immigration status, violates parental rights and violates state and federal laws. The… Continue reading Texas federal judge rules against HHS program allowing teens confidential birth control

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Spain passes law allowing children 16 and over to change legally registered gender without medical supervision

Lawmakers in Spain have approved a bill allowing people over 16 years of age to change their legally registered gender without any medical supervision or parent supervision. The measure, strongly backed by Spain’s left-wing Podemos party, was approved in the lower house of parliament on Thursday by a vote of 188 to 150 and means that… Continue reading Spain passes law allowing children 16 and over to change legally registered gender without medical supervision

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CDC says respiratory viruses may continue to spread for weeks, ‘possibly even months’

As respiratory viruses continue to spread, the "tripledemic" is causing infections to spike across the country and putting strain on the nation's health workers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning Americans that the high level of multiple respiratory illnesses could linger for a while.  "We anticipate that high levels of respiratory virus activity may… Continue reading CDC says respiratory viruses may continue to spread for weeks, ‘possibly even months’

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Nigeria restricts ATM withdrawals to $45 per day in push to digital currency

Nigeria will soon begin restricting ATM withdrawals to just $45 per day as part of a push to move the country toward a cashless economy.  The policy – which will also apply to banks and cashback from purchases – follows the launch of the West African nation's newly designed currency notes to control the money supply. The Central Bank… Continue reading Nigeria restricts ATM withdrawals to $45 per day in push to digital currency

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German authorities continue hunt for members in coup plot

German authorities are searching for more people suspected of being involved in a foiled coup attempt by members linked to the far-right Reichsbürger movement, German reporting said Thursday. More raids and arrests are expected following the arrest of at least 25 members of a "domestic terrorist organization" Wednesday after they planned to overthrow the German government… Continue reading German authorities continue hunt for members in coup plot

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Russian lawmakers pass bill banning surrogacy for foreigners

The lower house of the Russian parliament on Thursday passed a bill banning foreigners from using Russian surrogate mothers. The bill adopted by the State Duma mandates that only married Russian citizens or single Russian women who cannot give birth to a child for medical reasons will be able to use the services of surrogate mothers.… Continue reading Russian lawmakers pass bill banning surrogacy for foreigners