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Smokers who quit one month before surgery reap benefits: UN health agency
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Smokers who quit one month before surgery reap benefits: UN health agency
Tobacco smokers who quit at least four weeks before undergoing surgery not only have a lower risk of complications, but also show better results six months later than those who continue, the United Nations health agency  said on Monday.Read Full Article ...
 
UN health agency to gauge global threat, as China confirms coronavirus transmission between humans
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
UN health agency to gauge global threat, as China confirms coronavirus transmission between humans
Following an announcement by China’s national health body that a new virus first identified there, can be transmitted from person to person, the World Health O...
 
Healthcare’s a human right, not ‘a privilege for the rich’ UNAIDS argues at Davos
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Healthcare’s a human right, not ‘a privilege for the rich’ UNAIDS argues at Davos
The UN agency devoted to ending AIDS as a public health threat is calling on top politicians and governments across the world to ensure the right to quality he...
 
Joint UN-Congolese strategy needed to address insecurity following deadly attacks
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Joint UN-Congolese strategy needed to address insecurity following deadly attacks
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MONUSCO, are being urged to develop a comprehensive...
 
UN health emergency committee to re-convene on global threat posed by coronavirus
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
UN health emergency committee to re-convene on global threat posed by coronavirus
Experts convened in Geneva by the World Health Organization (WHO) will meet again on Thursday to determine whether novel coronavirus is a Public Health Emergen...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.