Northern hemisphere at ‘critical juncture’ with rising coronavirus cases, deaths: WHO

Northern hemisphere at ‘critical juncture’ with rising coronavirus cases, deaths: WHO

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization warns that countries in the Northern hemisphere are at a ‘critical juncture’ with rising cases and deaths.”The next few months are going to be very tough and some countries are on a dangerous track,” said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press briefing on Friday.”Many countries are […]

Family, friends major source of COVID-19 infections, says French Health Minister

Family, friends major source of COVID-19 infections, says French Health Minister

PARIS: Gatherings of family are a major source of COVID-19 infections, French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Thursday, adding the spread of the disease had accelerated in the last weeks.“If everyone reduced his number of social contacts, this would help reduce the spread of the virus”, he said during a press conference. Five people […]

add Health & Science New potential breast cancer drug identified

add Health & Science New potential breast cancer drug identified

Scientists, including an Indian-American researcher, have identified a molecule that can help treat breast cancer, giving hope to patients who have become resistant to traditional therapies.The first-in-class molecule shuts down oestrogen-sensitive breast cancer in a new way, researchers said.First-in-class drugs are those that work by a unique mechanism – in this case a molecule that […]

UN: Boat capsizes near Libya; 24 migrants presumed dead

UN: Boat capsizes near Libya; 24 migrants presumed dead

Cairo: The UN migration agency said Tuesday that a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, leaving at least two dozen people drowned or missing and presumed dead, the latest shipwreck off the North African country. Safa Msehli, a spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration, told The Associated […]