Ethiopia’s Tigray region suffers from “the worst catastrophe on Earth” due to a devastating mix of factors such as government neglect, drought, and racism, World Health Organization Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press briefing Wednesday. Tedros grew emotional at the end of the briefing as he described the humanitarian crisis facing […] Continue reading ->
Some 1.7 million people in cities across the planet died from air pollution in 2019, according to the first-ever study of urban air pollution that covers virtually every city in the world over the size of 50,000 people, as per the UN definition. Conditions are the most severe in cities of South Asia, (WHO’s SouthEast […] Continue reading ->
HYDERABAD – Pratyush Nalam, a software professional in this south-central Indian city that has become a global tech outpost for Silicon Valley, moves around his house in his wheelchair. He has spinal muscular atrophy and cannot walk, so his family members help him.  Though the monsoon season in Hyderabad brings lots of precipitation from the […] Continue reading ->
The United States is considering shifting to intradermal injections of Monkeypox vaccine that could potentially stretch one dose of the approved MVA-BN vaccine, available only in limited quantities, into five doses, said US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf on Thursday. He was speaking at a press briefing minutes after Xavier Becerra, US Secretary […] Continue reading ->