News tagged with health ministries

Beijing raises cigarette tax to deter smoking

China will more than double the tax on tobacco to 11 percent, the government announced Friday, as authorities try to deter smoking in the world's largest producer and consumer of tobacco.

May 08, 2015
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Ivory Coast bans skin whitening creams

Ivory Coast has banned skin whitening creams, which are widely used in west Africa, because of fears they cause lasting damage to health, the health ministry said Wednesday.

May 06, 2015
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Saudi MERS deaths surge

Deaths from the MERS virus have surged in Saudi Arabia, health ministry figures showed on Friday, after authorities warned of a seasonal increase in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Feb 20, 2015
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