WHO updates list of essential antibiotics for treatment of infections

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he World Health Organisation has released a new advisory on antibiotics for treatment of common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances.

A press statement by the agency on Tuesday said the updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for children.

The list also specifies new uses for nine already-listed products, bringing to 433 the number of drugs deemed essential for addressing the most important public health needs.

The new addition to the WHO model list of essential medicines for 2017 include medicine for HIV, Hepatitis C, tuberculosis and Leukaemia.

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

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The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court Thursday to break its losing streak in lower courts and revive President Trump’s travel ban on immigrants from six predominantly Muslim nations.

The request came in three separate petitions to courts in Richmond and San Francisco that blocked the president’s executive order barring most immigrants from countries deemed at risk for terrorism, as well as international refugees.

Government lawyers asked the justices to let the travel ban go into effect even while they challenge the lower courts’ rulings. While that request faces an uphill battle, the high court ultimately could reverse the 4th Circuit and 9th Circuit courts after hearing the case.

“This order has been the subject of passionate political debate,” Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall said in legal papers. “But whatever one’s views, the precedent set by this case for the judiciary’s proper role in reviewing the president’s national-security and immigration authority will transcend this debate, this order, and this constitutional moment.”

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Consumption of fruits, vegetables linked to long life

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Public health experts from Imperial College, London, are linking new dietary patterns to longevity through the reduction of risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer and early death.

According to a new study released on Thursday in London, researchers at the college made this known in a review of the outcome of 95 studies which included almost two million people suggesting that 10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables may be the best recipe for longevity.

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Eat more green vegetables, fruits to reduce endometriosis’ risk, Gynaecologist advises women

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A gynaecologist and obstetrician, Adewale Akintoyose, on Thursday advised women to always eat plenty of green vegetables and fruits so as to reduce their risks of developing endometriosis.

Mr. Akintoyose of St Leo’s Hospital, Lekki Phase One, Lagos, told News men that eating healthy would also prevent women from developing the ailment.

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