Lancet Issues Warning Regarding 'Tomato Flu' In India
Doctors are warning the public about a new sort of hand, foot, and mouth disease called "Tomato flu" that is spreading throughout India. According to Lancet Respiratory Journal, it has afflicted 82 children under the age of five. It was initially reported in Kerala and later in Odisha. The… read-more
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Tobacco Products To Have New Textual Warnings From December 1, 2022
Tobacco products manufactured, imported, or packaged on or after December 1, 2022, will have a new display warning. As per the Union Health Ministry, a new image will have a textual warning, "Tobacco causes a painful death.” The new image will be valid for one year period, following which, the new image will have new warnings, "Tobacco causes younger death". The new amendments came under Tobacco Products (Packaging-and-Labelling) Rules, 2008… read-more
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Canada To Introduce Printed Warning 'Poison In Every Puff' On Every Cigarette
In response to concerns that pictorial warnings on cigarette packets losing their effectiveness, Canada is preparing to become the first country in the world to implement a written warning on every cigarette. The revisions are expected to take effect in the second half of 2023. While the precise slogan may alter, the present suggestion is "Poison in every puff," according to the minister of mental health and addictions.
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Next Variant After Omicron Can Be More Contagious: WHO
The Health experts have warned that the next Covid-19 variant will be more transmissible. The next variant could more easily evade immunity, rendering vaccines less effective. The pandemic is far from over and future variants will be in some way more virulent than Omicron is now, added WHO member Dr. Maria. Notably, the world may see seasonal patterns for infection surges as the coronavirus is a respiratory pathogen.
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