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Major drop in Russian alcohol consumption – health ministry

Alcohol consumption in Russia has decreased by nearly 43% since 2008, Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko announced on Saturday, as the country celebrated National Sobriety Day. An average Russian drank 15.7 liters of booze annually 13 years ago but, last year, this marker stood at only nine liters, Murashko …

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Israeli troops fatally shoot two Palestinian teens – health ministry

Israeli security forces fatally shot two teenage Palestinian protesters during clashes in the West Bank on Tuesday, Palestine’s health ministry and the Islamic Jihad militant group have said. The violence in the streets erupted after Israeli special forces encircled the house of Ibrahim al-Nabulsi in Nablus. The senior Palestinian militant …

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US declares public health emergency

The US administration on Thursday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, two weeks after the World Health Organization upgraded its classification of the virus. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra announced the declaration during a briefing, telling reporters that the White House is urging “every American to take monkeypox seriously.” By …

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Top health official comments on how monkeypox spreads

The monkeypox virus can spread through the air, but only if “close, sustained face-to-face contact” is maintained, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told reporters on Friday. With the disease spreading predominantly among gay men, СDС Director Rochelle Walensky, cautioned doctors not to mistake …

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Mental health and prayer apps have ‘worst’ privacy – survey

Despite their warm fuzzy packaging and seemingly altruistic intentions, mental health and prayer apps are “worse than any other product” when it comes to user privacy and security, an analysis by browser firm Mozilla revealed on Monday. “The vast majority of mental health and prayer apps are exceptionally creepy,” Mozilla’s …

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Omicron pushes health service into ‘state of crisis’

Several NHS trusts have declared that “critical incidents,” such as staffing shortages and an increase in hospital admissions due to the rapid spread of Omicron, have pushed the NHS into “a state of crisis.” Speaking on Tuesday, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, Matthew Taylor, warned that the UK …

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Health minister’s office vandalized by ‘Covid deniers’

German authorities are investigating after Health Minister Karl Lauterbach’s local constituency office in Cologne was vandalized on New Year’s Eve. He attributed the attack to radicalized Covid deniers and anti-vaxxers. While state police have asked for witnesses to come forward, Lauterbach told the dpa news agency on Saturday that he …

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