Exclusive: Tobacco treaty leaders propose barring delegates linked to state firms

NEW YORK/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The leadership of a World Health Organization (WHO) treaty on tobacco control has proposed barring delegates with ties to state-owned tobacco firms from its conference next week, tightening its application of rules to shut out the industry from policy making.


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WHO advises proper washing, no shaving in fight against hospital superbugs

LONDON (Reuters) – Patients going for surgery should bathe or shower beforehand but their surgical site should not be shaved, and antibiotics should be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, but not afterwards, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.


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