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Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox’s Bazar

Metabo USA recalls Rat Tail Angle Grinders


Dust can enter the machine and cause the switch trigger to remain on, posing a laceration hazard.

Communication, Breaking Down Walls, and a Huge Step Forward for People with Type 1 Diabetes


By: Courtney Lias, Ph.D., and Stayce Beck, Ph.D., M.P.H. At FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) we recognize that medical innovators with a novel technology can get lost in navigating the regulatory landscape if there is no well-worn path to follow. Without such guideposts, even well-intentioned scientists and businesses can make incorrect assumptions […]

Jackfield- Distribution Eugène Gagnon Inc. recalls Jackfield work boots


The work boots bear an unauthorized CSA tag. The CSA group has not certified the boots. The products may not meet CSA standards and therefore may not protect from foot injuries as a result of perforation, electrostatic charges, or a blow from a heavy object, for example.

Ravin Crossbows Recalls Nocks Used with Ravin Crossbows


If the nock is not fully engaged with the bowstring, the Ravin Crossbow may not discharge when the trigger is pulled. Failure to return the Safety to the SAFE position may result in the bow discharging while re-nocking of the arrow. If the bow discharges the arrow during re-nocking and the user has ignored the […]

Improving the lives of people with disability – the role of data

Gloria Cerón knows disability is an important issue all over the world, particularly in her own country of Chile. But through a WHO-backed initiative, she and her colleagues at Chile’s National Disability Service have developed up-to-date information on disability in her Latin American nation, and are using this to strengthen services for people who need […]

1.4 million vaccines from global stockpile support yellow fever control in Nigeria

The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for yellow fever has provided 1.4 million vaccine doses for an immunization campaign that starts on Saturday (2 December) to help control an ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria.

United Nations leaders call on the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift blockade of Yemeni Red Sea ports

The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving assistance to people in desperate need. Given the massive scale of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, however, all this does is slow the collapse towards a massive humanitarian tragedy […]

PEPFAR: FDA Approves 200th HIV/AIDS Therapy


By: Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Since 1981, when the first case of AIDS was reported in this country, U.S. and foreign governments, scientists, grassroots and global community health organizations, patients, and their families have worked hard to address the impact of this virus. HIV/AIDS is responsible for one of the most destructive pandemics in human history. […]

Village des Magi-Prix (9237-7415 Quebec Inc) recalls plastic squeeze toys Screams of Animal kingdom and Angry Birds


Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that these plastic squeeze toys do not meet thePhthalates Regulationsand may pose a chemical hazard. Specifically the toys contain a phthalate, di(2-thylhexyl) (DEHP), that exceeds the allowable limit. Studies suggest that certain phthalates, including DEHP, may cause reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft vinyl […]

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