10 key global health moments from 2021
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(World Health Organization) — It has been a year of colossal efforts in global health.

Countries battled COVID-19, which claimed more lives in 2021 than in 2020, while struggling to keep other health services running.

Health and care workers have borne the lion’s share of these efforts but often received little recognition  …

What is the Mu variant of COVID-19 the WHO is now monitoring?
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(ABC News) — The World Health Organization is tracking a new variant of interest as it monitors the evolution of the virus that causes COVID-19 — it’s called the Mu variant.

First detected in Colombia at the start of the year, Mu has been reported in sporadic outbreaks in parts of South America and Europe.  …

Dementia numbers expected to rise rapidly
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(Kimberley Kielley/ The Brandon Sun) — September is World Alzheimer’s Month.

In Manitoba, there are more than 23,000 people who have dementia. This number is rapidly growing and by 2038 it is expected to reach more than 40,700, according to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba. Even more startling is that 62 per cent of Manitobans
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