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WHO announces updates on new molecular assays for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and drug resistance

Significant advances to the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and drug resistance in adults, adolescents and children are expected, following key updates on new molecular assays, announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a Rapid Communication released today. Diagnosis of TB and drug-resistant TB remains a challenge with a third of people with TB and more than […]


AlphaTauri launches new car

AlphaTauri released the first images of its new Formula One car, the AT02, during an online launch on Friday. The Red Bull junior team, which was renamed after the drinks company’s fashion brand last year, released photos and renderings of the car following a photoshoot with drivers Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda at AlphaTauri’s showroom […]

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From paper to digital pathway: WHO launches first ‘SMART Guidelines’

WHO has launched its first SMART Guideline, a landmark effort to accelerate the availability and impact of WHO health and data recommendations within digital systems at the country level, starting with antenatal care. What are SMART guidelines? As countries increasingly invest in digital technologies for health system strengthening, SMART Guidelines constitute a practical approach to […]

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Argentine Health Minister Resigns Amid Vaccine Scandal

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: President Alberto Fernndez asked Argentina’s health minister to resign after a well-known local journalist said he had been given a coronavirus vaccination preferentially after requesting one from the minister, a government official said Friday. The president instructed his chief of staff to request the resignation of health minister Gins Gonzlez Garca, who […]


Robinhood Took Fire From Congress

Robinhood in the hot seat A House committee with more than 50 members held a hearing about GameStop and the meme-stock mania for five hours, featuring six witnesses. In the end, it was all about Robinhood. Vlad Tenev, the chief of the brokerage app, fielded the most questions, which often cast him as the villain […]

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Statement of the Twenty-Seventh Polio IHR Emergency Committee

The twenty-seventh meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) on the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the WHO Director-General on 1 February 2021 with committee members and advisers attending via video conference, supported by the WHO Secretariat.  The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating […]

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Erik Prince, Trump Ally, Violated Libya Arms Embargo, U.N. Report Says

NAIROBI, Kenya — Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya by sending weapons to a militia commander who was attempting to overthrow the internationally backed government, according to U.N. investigators. A confidential U.N. […]