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    Saudi hosts vaccinated pilgrims for 2nd downsized Haj

    Saudi Arabia will host another downsized Haj from Saturday (Jul 17), with only residents fully vaccinated against the coronavirus permitted and overseas Muslim pilgrims.

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    Delta Covid variant now dominant strain worldwide, US deaths surging

    The Delta variant of Covid-19 is now the dominant strain worldwide, accompanied by a surge of deaths around the United States almost entirely among unvaccinated people, US officials said on Friday.

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    'We're In Early Stages Of 3rd Wave,' Warns WHO Amid Delta Surge

    World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday warned the world about the 'early stages' of COVID-19 third wave amid Delta surge.

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    Former Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain passes away in Karachi

    Former president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain passed away here on Wednesday after a prolonged illness, according to his family and party leaders. He was 80.

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    Immunized but banned: EU says not all COVID vaccines equal

    After Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free to travel this summer to a European.

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    3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused price spikes for corn, milk, beans and other commodities, but even before the pandemic, about 3 billion people could not afford even the cheapest options for a healthy diet.

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    Pakistan bans air travel for unvaccinated people

    Pakistan has imposed a ban on air travel for people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, a move deemed to curb the further spread of the virus, it was reported on Saturday.

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    WHO's Chief Scientist Warns The Pandemic Isn't Slowing Down

    Coronavirus infections are rising across most regions of the world as the delta variant spreads, clear evidence that the pandemic isn't on the wane, said the World Health Organization's chief scientist.

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    Man Faces 3 Months Jail for Smoking in Plane

    A Jharkhand resident has been arrested and faces up to 3 months jail or Rs one lakh fine for allegedly smoking inside the lavatory of a Ranchi bound flight. Deepak Kumar Sharma, a resident of Hazaribagh in.

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    Working weekends can cause increased depression risk: Study

    Although a growing number of people worldwide are working longer hours as more businesses operate 24/7, it’s not clear how evaporating “off time” is impacting workers’ mental health, researchers.

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    Two top lieutenants of Modi unwell months before election

    The president of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Amit Shah, said on Wednesday that he was being treated for swine flu, the second member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inner circle to be.

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    Man approaches police in India to find his 'stolen heart'

    Policemen in Nagpur were astounded when a youth approached them with a complaint to find his stolen heart. A senior official said that the incident took place recently in one of the police stations in Nagpur.

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    South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

    His skull still open, a South African musician with a brain tumor played several notes on his guitar during a successful operation to remove most of the growth.

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    ‘Sin Tax’ to be imposed on tobacco products in Pakistan

    Pakistan government will be imposing a ‘Sin Tax’ on all tobacco products, which is most likely to increase cigarette prices. National Health Services Minister Aamer Mehmood Khan.

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    Vegetable intake keeps your heart healthy, says study

    A new research at the Medical University of Warsaw found that low-dose treatment with trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) reduced heart thickening (cardiac fibrosis) and markers of heart failure in.

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    New study links social media addiction to narcissism

    If you are a social media addict and are guilty of constantly posting selfies, you might want to keep the obsession in check. Because according to a recent study, excessive use of social media.

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    Scientists unveil revolutionary TB test, could save thousands of children

    Scientists on Thursday unveiled a revolutionary way of screening children for tuberculosis, which they say will prevent hundreds of thousands each year from contracting the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

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    Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030

    Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed.

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    4 common foods that cause body odour

    Fixing bad breath after a meal is relatively easy: Just pop a mint, use mouthwash, or better yet, floss and brush your teeth. When it comes to stopping stinky sweat, though, science hasn’t produced.

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    Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

    Former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died at 93 on Thursday. Vajpayee had been hospitalised in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for more than two months.

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    India: Veteran Tamil leader Karunanidhi dies at 94

    Towering Tamil leader M. Karunanidhi who began his political career as an anti-Hindi agitator at 14 and fought regressive social mores all his life died in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 94.

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    First-ever colour X-ray on a human performed

    New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe’s CERN physics.

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    'No need for chemotherapy in certain breast and lung cancers'

    Two major studies released on Sunday show that many people with breast and lung cancers may forgo chemotherapy and still live longer, signaling a waning need for what was long seen.

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    India ranks 145th among 195 countries in healthcare

    India ranks a lowly 145th among 195 countries in terms of healthcare access and quality in 2016, as assessed in a Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet.

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