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WHO alarmed by global uptick in measles cases

WHO alarmed by global uptick in measles cases

Reported measles cases rose by 30 percent in 2017 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Multiple countries experienced outbreaks of the disease, including European nations and the United States. An estimated 110,000 deaths have been attributed to the disease. The spike …Continue reading

706,000 Pakistani children could fall prey to pneumonia by 2030, warns aid group

An analysis conducted by aid group Save the Children (STC) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has revealed that nearly 11 million children could fall prey to pneumonia by the year 2030, including 706,000 from Pakistan. Pneumonia is an acute respiratory infection that …Continue reading

Scientists are developing nanoparticle vaccine effective against influenza virus

American and Chinese scientists have developed a new double layered nanoparticle vaccine which shows strong potential for combating influenza viruses. These findings were recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, from a research which was a collaborative …Continue reading

Increasing disparity in air quality of high income and low income countries

New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. In a statement issued on Thursday, the WHO has said that the highest ambient air pollution levels have been …Continue reading