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New international partnerships needed to boost healthcare in Syria

As the protracted conflict in Syria continues to push millions deeper into poverty and increase their vulnerability to health risks, UN agencies and their partners met on Friday to spur action to revitalize the country’s embattled healthcare system. 
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“Green” children’s products not always PFAS-free, warns new study

Though many consumer products for children are marketed as “green” or “non-toxic,” some still contain toxic chemicals.
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Kinder brand chocolates now linked to salmonella poisoning in 11 countries

Eleven mainly European countries have now reported salmonella food poisoning, linked to popular “Kinder” chocolate products produced in Belgium, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
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EU’s ‘great detox’ could see up to 12,000 potentially dangerous chemicals banned

Thousands of potentially toxic or harmful chemicals still used in cosmetics, toys and even baby products could soon be banned in Europe under new regulations.
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Life with chronic kidney disease since 18: He was told he had 7 years...

Imagine being so thirsty, you wish you could drink the moisture right off the humidity in Singapore. But you can’t – not because it is impossible to do so, but because you’ve already hit your fluid quota, which can be as little as 500ml a day. That quota includes not only plain water but any food or drink such as coffee, tea, juice, soup, gravy, porridge and even ice cream that contributes to your fluid intake at room temperature.
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GLOBALink | Bangladeshi student confident with China’s anti-epidemic efforts

Despite a resurgence of COVID-19 in Shanxi Province, north China this month, Md Shamim Mia, a Bangladeshi student at Shanxi University, sees no cause...
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Can Psychedelics Help Increase the Mental Healthcare Supply?

Just before President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union address, the White House announced a priority initiative to address what it called “an unprecedented mental health crisis among people of all ages.” At the heart of the crisis is a “severe shortage of behavioral health providers.”
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Millet seeds, a powerful weapon against hunger

A World Food Program-backed initiative to deliver millet seeds to vulnerable people is taking root in Odisha, India, where it is helping to ward off hunger and improve livelihoods.
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30,000 Ukrainians returning home every day, say relief agencies

More than 870,000 people who fled abroad since the Russian invasion on 24 February, have now returned to Ukraine, UN humanitarians said in their latest emergency update, amid concerns about deteriorating food security inside the country.
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Yemen facing ‘outright catastrophe’ over rising hunger, warn UN humanitarians

Yemen’s already dire hunger crisis is “teetering on the edge of outright catastrophe”, UN agency chiefs said on Monday, as new data analysis from the war-ravaged country indicated potentially record food insecurity.

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