Smoking endgame bill to be tabled on June 12
Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa says her ministry has incorporated all 23 proposed amendments and added five new suggestions to the bill.
NZ curbs disposable vapes to deter the young
Vapes will require child safety mechanisms, with enticing names, such as 'cotton candy', banned, while plain packaging had been considered.
Canada to require warning labels on individual cigarettes
The messaging, to be phased in starting Aug 1, will include lines such as 'Poison in every puff', 'Tobacco smoke harms children' and 'Cigarettes cause cancer'.
Britain takes steps to clamp down on teen vaping
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says the marketing and the illegal sales of vapes to children is 'completely unacceptable'.
WHO warns against using artificial sweeteners
Sweeteners are consumed by millions in products like diet soda or to sweeten coffee, partly as a way to avoid weight gain from sugar – but how healthy these substitutes are has long been a matter of controversy.
Nearly 2,000 weekly dengue cases recorded
Two deaths due to dengue fever complications have also been reported.
'Remarkable' Alzheimer's drug reduces cognitive decline, study shows
In an analysis of nearly 1,200 people in the early stages of the disease, donanemab slowed the progression of symptoms by 35% over a period of 18 months compared to placebo.
Weekly dengue cases down 5.4%
No new deaths due to dengue fever complications have been reported.
Smoking hits new low in US
E-cigarette use meanwhile is on the rise.
WHO fears more deaths in Sudan due to outbreaks, collapse of services
Battles between Sudan's army and the Rapid Support Forces paramilitary since mid-April has killed at least 459 people and injured more than 4,000, according to the WHO.
India's heatwaves putting economy, development goals at risk, study shows
Extreme heat has caused more than 24,000 deaths since 1992 and has also driven up air pollution and accelerated glacial melt in northern India, scholars say.
More than half the world will be overweight or obese by 2035, report shows
Almost all of the countries expected to see the greatest increases in obesity in the coming years are low or middle-income countries in Asia and Africa.