FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

U.S. health regulators on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping.

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US judge orders hospital to treat COVID patient with ivermectin

A US woman has won a court order for a hospital in Ohio to treat her husband, who is on a ventilator with COVID-19, with the antiparasitic medicine ivermectin, as demand surges for the unproven coronavirus treatment.


Kenya receives receives 1 million vaccines from COVAX

Kenya has received just over 1 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in the first batch from the global COVAX initiative that was created to ensure that low- and middle-income countries have fair access to vaccines.

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Dutch extend coronavirus curfew until mid-March

The Netherlands will extend its coronavirus curfew by two weeks despite the violent protests against the measure, and may keep even longer if need be, the prime minister said Tuesday.

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Balancing privacy with public health in South Africa

COVID-19 spreads from person to person through droplet and contact transmission. That's why contact tracing and quarantining have been included as one approach to control the spread of the virus. The aim is to ensure that ...


Philippines to implement family planning law in blow to church

A long-awaited Philippine family planning law to provide free hormonal contraceptives is finally going ahead, health officials said Thursday, ending a two-year impasse in which the Supreme Court demanded proof that they did ...

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