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New England Patriots’ Dynasty May Not Be Over

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Omicron Strains France’s Social Contract on Covid

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Health

Apple Looks to Boost Production Outside China

TOKYO—Apple has told some of its contract manufacturers that it wants to boost production outside China, citing Beijing’s strict anti-Covid policy among other reasons, people involved in the...

Climate change could steal our sleep: study

Warmer temperatures increase risk of insufficient sleep.By year 2099, temperatures likely to steal up to 58 hours of sleep per person.Study says elderly...

‘85% of Balochistan without clean drinking water’

Last week, panic gripped Balochistan’s southeastern tehsil, Pirkoh in the Dera Bugti area. Six people, including women and very young children, died within...

North Korea’s Kim orders military to stabilise supply of COVID-19 drugs

Kim says drugs procured by the state were not reaching people quickly or accurately.Says pharmacies were not well-equipped to perform their functions smoothly.North Korea's...

England detects four more cases of monkeypox infection

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection similar to human smallpox, which was eradicated in 1980.UK Health Security Agency says probe underway to establish...

Yes, kids can have anxiety too and here’s how you can spot it

Children can show several signs that indicate towards anxiety.One-fifth of children globally show symptoms of anxiety.There are physical symptoms such as sweatiness, nausea,...

WHO says coordinating with UK over monkeypox outbreak

Symptoms in humans of monkeypox include lesions, fever, muscle ache and chills.Health officials note some of these infections may be through sexual contact.Disease...

Pollution killing 9 million people per year: report

9 million die ever year due to worsening outdoor air pollution and environmental contamination.Scientists’ have analysed data on global mortality and pollution levels.The...

Major health crisis brewing as heatwave scorches Pakistan

Residents say prolonged drought and unavailability of clean water is compelling people to drink contaminated water to kill the heat.Mercury shoots as high...

Omicron BA.2 dominate strain in travellers to Sindh

BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron found to be dominant strain of COVID among travellers to Karachi, Sindh.On May 10, genome sequencing results found 33...

N Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in ‘gravest emergency’

North Korea declares "gravest national emergency".Potential for "unprecedented crisis" for Kim Jong Un: expert.Isolated state has declined int'l offer of vaccine.No North Korean...

Shanghai aiming for zero-COVID at community level by mid-May

Fight against China's biggest-ever COVID-19 outbreak "still requires the joint exertions of every citizen", says Shanghai deputy mayor.Says Shanghai to steadily ease traffic restrictions...

Half of Shanghai achieves ‘zero COVID’

WHO describes China's uncompromising restrictions under zero-COVID policy as "unsustainable".Data shows Shanghai recorded no cases outside areas under the strictest curbs in 10...

Pakistan detects first case of Omicron sub-variant

NIH confirms detection of sub-variant of COVID-19's Omicron variant.Says sub-variant detected through genome sequencing.Suggests best preventive measure against virus is to ensure...

Everything you need know about the new variant

Pakistan detects first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 today.This Omicron subtype is highly infectious, more so than its predecessor.Those infected could experience sneezing,...