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  • Swine flu kills over 1,000 Indians in 2017, worst outbreak since 2009-10

    August 26, 2017 4:37 AM 10

    This year's death toll is over four times higher than last year death toll of 265. Deaths from swine flu have more than quadrupled year-on-year, with 1,094 people succumbing to it in 2017, according to data released by the union health ministry. In august alone, close to 350 died because of the deadly disease. This year's death toll is over four times

  • In less than a month, 8 swine flu patients die

    August 25, 2017 5:01 AM 6

    Sending alarm bells ringing, in less than one month, 8 patients have died of swine flu causing concern for health officers and indicating fast spray of H1N1 virus. Earlier, there were 6 deaths of swine flu, but 2 more swine flu patients died on Thursday and including two more deaths there are now total 8 deaths of swine flu in city. Among the patients

  • Cholera outbreak recorded in part of Kilifi

    August 24, 2017 9:04 PM 2

    Kilifi town and its environs have been put on high alert following an outbreak of cholera at Kiwandani village in the town's suburb. Consequently, the authorities have declared a ban on the sale of food in kiosks and other outdoor places. The first five victims had come into contact with a child who died on August 14 as a result of acute diarrhoea and vomiting

  • Uganda declared free of bird flu, following tests

    August 24, 2017 10:43 AM 4

    Uganda has been declared free of bird flu after the latest set of tests on poultry and wild birds returned negative. Christopher Kibazanga, the minister of state for agriculture, announced the news on Saturday. “Uganda is free from the highly pathogenic bird flu,” he told reporters, marking the end of an outbreak that started back in January – more than eight

  • Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

    August 23, 2017 8:36 AM 6

    Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after using products such as baby powder. The California jury’s decision marks the largest award yet in a string of lawsuits that claim the firm did not adequately warn about cancer risks from talc-based products. “We will appeal today’s verdict

  • Johnson & Johnson to pay Californian woman $417 million over talcum powder lawsuit

    August 23, 2017 8:36 AM 7

    Eva Echeverria, a resident of California was the latest person to receive a total of $417 million regarding a talcum powder accusation that caused her ovarian cancer in accordance with a Los Angeles Superior Court order. The verdict was announced on Monday as the purported Johnson & Johnson company, neglected to provide customers enough information about

  • Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $417 Million in Baby Powder-Related Lawsuit

    August 22, 2017 10:20 PM 3

    After a series of lawsuits, baby powder purveyor Johnson & Johnson was just ordered to pay a record-breaking $417 million over a claimed connection with one woman's terminal case of ovarian cancer. This week, a Los Angeles jury ordered the pharmaceutical company to pay a record-breaking $417 million settlement to Eva Echeverria, a 63-year-old woman who developed

  • Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

    August 21, 2017 7:02 PM 6

    A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The lawsuit was brought by a California woman, Eva Echeverria, who alleged Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about

  • Malaria from foreign travellers on rise: Deadly African strain killing on UK soil

    August 21, 2017 1:33 PM 6

    The total number of reported cases was 1,618 - 224 more than the 1,394 in 2015. They included cases involving a deadly strain that killed six people in 2016. A spokeswoman for Malaria No More UK said: “These were all from Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest form of malaria, acquired in Sub Saharan and Southern Africa.” Research by EY and Malaria No More UK found

  • Injuries from pubic hair grooming are more common than what people think

    August 19, 2017 7:06 PM 8

    1 out of every 4 people injure themselves while grooming their pubic hair, according to a new survey. About 76 percent of the participants admitted having groomed ‘down there,’ and an important part of them got injuries and infections after doing so. A lot of people tend to remove their pubic hair – either partially or entirely – using different methods