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gonorrhoeaWorld Health Organization (WHO) announced a bacteria that cause gonorrhoea, which is a common sexually-transmitted infection, is much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat. Dr Teodora Wi, Medical Officer, Human Reproduction, at WHO said that these bacteria are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them.

cholera yemenHealth experts from the Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (ABH), a national Hajj specific organisation, express their grave concern of the rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen which has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5000 a day. The world is now facing the worst cholera outbreak ever.

AmaWaterways wellnessIn celebration of Global Wellness Day, AmaWaterways has launched a wellness program onboard AmaLyra Paris & Normandy sailings. The program – led by “Sports Scientist” Selina Wank (pictured) – features four to six classes daily, including morning stretches, jogging, yoga, cardio and core strengthening and circuit training. Activities will be complemented by discussion groups with a focus on healthy eating and relaxation techniques.

beverlyhills wellthBeverly Hills has become The City of Wellth, launching a summer of special ‘Wellthy’ initiatives throughout the summer within hotels, restaurants and spas across the city. Hotels across the city are getting involved in the initiative and offering unique spa and hotel packages as well as a variety of restaurants creating locally sourced, plant-based, vegan dishes.

infrared saunaInfrared saunas are the latest trend in the United States. Infrared saunas cause reactions, such as vigorous sweating and increased heart rate, similar to those elicited by moderate exercise but they produce these results at lower temperatures than does a regular sauna. Infrared saunas also make it accessible to people who can't tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna.

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