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  • Clinton, diagnosed with pneumonia, scraps California trip

    NEW YORK: Hillary Clinton cancelled a California fundraising trip after being diagnosed with pneumonia and falling ill Sunday at a 9/11 ceremony, renewing speculation about the Democratic presidential candidate's health barely eight weeks from Election Day...

    Later, the campaign released a statement from her personal doctor, Lisa Bardack, who revealed that Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia Friday and was suffering from...

  • 150 pneumonia cases spark health alert in Italy

    ROME: Authorities have issued health alert after 150 cases of pneumonia were recorded in a week, mainly in towns near the northern Italian city of Brescia...

    Suspecting the presence of a pneumonia-causing virus in the water supply, they have taken samples from the distribution network for analysis...

  • Pneumonia epidemic is deadliest child killer, say aid groups

    PARIS: Pneumonia is the world’s deadliest child killer, with a “forgotten epidemic” claiming one young life every 39 seconds, international health and children’s agencies warned on Tuesday...

    The disease is preventable but still kills more children — 800,000 under the age of five last year — than any other infection, they said in a statement to mark World Pneumonia Day...

  • China seeks to identify cause of mystery pneumonia

    BEIJING: Chinese health authorities are trying to identify what is causing an outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan, officials said on Friday, as the tally of cases rose to 44 and Singapore said it would screen arrivals on flights from there...

    He added that there are several potential causes of viral pneumonia, many of which are more common than SARS...

  • China believes new virus behind mystery pneumonia outbreak

    BEIJING: China believes a mysterious pneumonia outbreak that struck 59 people is caused by a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS, which killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago...

    Footage from Jan 1 by state broadcaster CCTV showed an official notice at the market saying it had been closed in light of the “current pneumonia situation in our city”, without providing a date for reopening...

  • Sindh CM asks hospitals to share pneumonia patients’ record with health ministry

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Min­ister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday directed all the government and private hospitals to share with the health ministry the record of all those patients with the symptoms of pneumonia so that their further medical investigations could be done to contain coronavirus...

    The chief minister directed the health department to issue an advisory to all the public and private hospitals to share the data of the patients...

  • Fake doctor selling 'vaccine' for coronavirus in Karachi's DHA arrested

    Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a person who posed as a doctor and was selling vaccine for the treatment of coronavirus in Karachi's Defence Housing Authority neighbourhood...

    “Defence police has arrested one fake doctor, Syed Didar Ali, who was malignantly and fraudulently selling fake vaccine for COVID-19 at West Point Clinic, DHA Phase 2 Extension," said Clifton Superintendent of Police Imran Mirza...

  • Pakistan launches new polio vaccine, aims for 2016 wipeout

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday formally launched an injectable polio vaccine, an important step to accelerate its polio eradication campaign as the authorities vowed to wipe out the disease by 2016...

    More than four million children will benefit from the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), which will be incorporated into the country's routine immunisation schedule and given to children alongside other jabs...

  • Call for introducing diabetes vaccine in Pakistan

    LAHORE: Professor of medicine at the King Edward Medical University, Dr Irshad Hussain, has called for introduction of vaccine in Pakistan to prevent diabetes since the prevalence of the disease has almost doubled in adults/children...

    “Pakistan is facing a potential threat of diabetes outbreak, particularly in adults due to unhealthy lifestyle,” Prof Irshad told Dawn...

  • Pakistan demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation

    Pakistan urged Facebook to remove harmful polio-related content from the social networking site on Friday, saying it was jeopardising eradication initiatives and putting the lives of vaccinators at risk...

    In recent months social media in the country has been inundated with fake news reports and videos — garnering thousands of views and shares in the last week alone — claiming numerous children have been killed by the polio vaccine......

  • CITIES: A KARACHI BY ANY OTHER NAME

    Defining Karachi is always difficult...

    Is it a port city or an industrial hub? Can Karachi best be described as the city of Urdu speakers or is it actually a mini Pakistan? The truth is that Karachi is so large in terms of both area and population, that its neighbourhoods can easily be thought of as distinct towns, each with its own subculture and history...

  • Analysis: In the name of Karachi

    KARACHI: With the so-called “million march” of the Pak Sarzameen Party, held on May 14, unable to make a major impact, this season of protests, public meetings and sit-ins in the name of rights for the people of Karachi is coming to an end as political parties will pause for breath in the month of Ramazan...

    The parties, whether ruling or in opposition, are trying to entice voters by holding sit-ins, taking out rallies and organising...

  • World's first malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from EU regulators

    LONDON: The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease...

    The shot, called RTS,S or Mosquirix and developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), would be the first licensed human vaccine against a parasitic disease...

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