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Healthcare : World Healthcare
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

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Flu pandemic infected one in five
London, Jan 27 - The 2009 flu pandemic infected one in five people, comprising 20 to 27 percent of the population in Britain, US, India and China and 15 other countries countries, says an international study.
Jan 28, 2013 - 1:40:05 PM

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BRICS to strengthen cooperation in health sector
New Delhi, Jan 10 - Health officials of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - Thursday discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in areas of manufacturing affordable health products and developing advanced health technologies.
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:50:04 PM

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New tool can detect deadly anthrax attack in 15 minutes
Washington, July 7 - A nano detector that takes just 15 minutes to analyze a sample suspected of anthrax contamination, is being developed by researchers.
Jul 7, 2011 - 3:01:04 PM

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Condoms urged for Tunisian migrants on Italian island
To prevent unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, condoms should be given to the thousands of Tunisian migrants who have set up camp on Italy's southern island of Lampedusa, a top medical officer said Wednesday.
Apr 17, 2011 - 8:54:09 PM

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Mexico expects swine flu infections to peak at New Year
Mexico City, Nov 27 - Mexico expects a peak in influenza A - infections in late December and early January, Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos said Thursday.
Nov 27, 2009 - 5:45:23 AM

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Australia confirms its first swine flu case
Sydney, May 9 - A woman who arrived back in Australia on a flight from Los Angeles to Brisbane last week has been confirmed as the country's first swine flu patient.

May 9, 2009 - 10:11:31 AM

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Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Spreads Outside Mexico
WHO is coordinating the global response to human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) and monitoring the corresponding threat of an influenza pandemic.
Apr 26, 2009 - 6:10:01 AM

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Illegal kidney trade thrives in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 20 - In what seems to be a sub-continental malaise, illegal trade in kidneys is thriving in Pakistan, like it does in parts of neighbouring India.

Jul 20, 2008 - 2:33:31 PM

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Healthcare reform in Hungary facing serious challenges
Budapest, March 17 - Hungary's plans to overhaul its ailing healthcare system by allowing private capital into the health insurance market are on the rocks as political pressure mounts following a referendum in which voters have rejected other welfare-state cuts.

Mar 17, 2008 - 7:54:52 AM

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Colombo AIDS event reveals a 'safe pearl in ocean'
Colombo, Aug 21 - Every morning, A.H. Sheriffdeen, one of the chief organisers of a large regional AIDS meeting being held in the capital of war-ravaged Sri Lanka, says a little prayer.
Aug 21, 2007 - 1:47:32 PM

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Global AIDS figures to come down
Colombo, Aug 19 - Some 25 years after the discovery of the first case of AIDS, the global figure for people living with the virus will come down when fresh figures are released in November, a senior official of the United Nations AIDS umbrella disclosed Sunday.
Aug 19, 2007 - 2:45:44 PM

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Ukraine says bird flu vaccine almost ready
Kiev, Aug 10 - Ukraine has almost completed clinical trials for a bird flu vaccine, the head of the Ukrainian State Veterinarian Department said.
Aug 10, 2007 - 12:52:12 PM

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4.3 million new HIV infections in 2006: UNAIDS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The global AIDS epidemic continues to spiral with 4.3 million new infections reported in 2006, with sub-Saharan Africa alone accounting for 65 percent of the cases, states a new UNAIDS report.
Nov 22, 2006 - 8:23:25 PM

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Future of sexual and reproductive health at tipping point according to global study
The first-ever global study of sexual and reproductive health - to be published in the medical journal The Lancet starting this week - shows a picture of declining financial support, increased political interference and an overall reluctance to tackle threats to sexual and reproductive health.
Nov 1, 2006 - 4:10:00 PM

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Community model effective in allotting anti-AIDS medication
When there are millions of patients clamoring for anti-AIDS drugs and precious little to go around, who decides which patients go to the front of the line? The answer, says Stanford AIDS researcher Dennis Israelski, MD, is relatively simple: the affected community.
Aug 17, 2006 - 3:57:00 PM

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Burkina Faso reaches major milestone in protecting its people against tropical parasites
With the recent completion of the latest rounds of treatment targeting the entire country, Burkina Faso has become the first in the WHO African Region to achieve nationwide coverage with anthelminthic drugs against three major neglected tropical diseases: lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (intestinal parasites).
Jun 16, 2006 - 11:22:00 PM

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The Best and Worst Countries to Be a Mother
Save the Children, a U.S. - based independent global humanitarian organization, released today its annual Mothers’ Index that ranks the best - and worst - places to be a mother and a child. The Index, highlighted in the organization’s State of the World’s Mothers 2006 report, ranks the status of mothers and children in 125 countries based on 10 indicators pertaining to health and education.
May 10, 2006 - 2:58:00 AM

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Imran Khan to set up second cancer hospital
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan plans to open a second cancer hospital, this time in the southern port city of Karachi.
Apr 26, 2006 - 2:50:00 PM

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Considerable gaps exist among European national pandemic plans
Considerable gaps exist among European national pandemic plans, according to a new report published in the online edition of The Lancet on 20 April 2006. The report, 'How prepared is Europe for Pandemic Influenza? An analysis of national plans', issued by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), reveals marked discrepancies in pandemic preparedness across Europe. The authors conclude that further planning and implementation is needed so that governments can effectively respond in the event of a pandemic, recommending action by the European Union to ensure governments work together towards a coordinated approach.
Apr 20, 2006 - 3:54:00 PM

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Six Hong Kong women lose breasts after operation
Health officials here Thursday warned women to avoid controversial breast enlargement gel injections after six women lost parts of their breasts due to complications.
Apr 15, 2006 - 6:26:00 PM

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Parents can view premature babies in ICU online
A trial service here is enabling parents and relatives of premature babies to view the tiny infants online, a hospital said Friday.
Apr 14, 2006 - 10:20:00 PM

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Poison Plant Oleander Fuels Suicides in Sri Lanka
Common roadside yellow oleander plants have fuelled suicide rates in Sri Lanka with people consuming its poisonous seed often for the most trivial reasons, a British doctor says.
Apr 12, 2006 - 1:17:00 PM

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Europe slow to add infant pneumococcal vaccine to national programmes despite strong US results
Up to 90 per cent of cases of invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) - which includes serious infections like meningitis - occur in otherwise healthy young children, according to a study published in the April issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice.
Apr 11, 2006 - 12:45:00 PM

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WHO warns of health system collapse in Asia-Pacific
Health systems in Asia and the Pacific are on the brink of collapse if governments fail to address the plight of health workers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Thursday.
Apr 7, 2006 - 3:57:00 AM

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Pakistan has bleak future in public health, warns report
Nearly 10 percent of Pakistan's 155 million population carries the deadly hepatitis virus, a group of medical professionals said Monday.
Apr 3, 2006 - 11:14:00 PM

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Increased health problems for Pakistani population living near the Tasman Spirit oil spill
People living on the coast of Pakistan affected by the Tasman Spirit oil spill, in August 2003, experience more health problems than individuals living inland. A study reveals that individuals living on the coast of Karachi, near the oil spill, report an average of 14 different health symptoms. This is more than three times the number reported by populations living two or 20 kilometres away from the coast.
Apr 3, 2006 - 7:07:00 AM

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Health is big business in Germany
When it comes to wellness, sport, vitality or anti-ageing, German consumers are willing to spend lavishly and this has led to a booming $87-billion market for health products in the country.
Mar 10, 2006 - 9:28:00 PM

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Bird flu rakes in more EU aid than quake
The European Commission Wednesday acknowledged it was providing more aid to fight bird flu than to victims of the devastating earthquake that hit the northern areas of Pakistan and India last October.
Jan 19, 2006 - 2:09:00 AM

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64% of new HIV infections occurring in sub-Saharan Africa - WHO
There is new evidence that adult HIV infection rates have decreased in certain countries and that changes in behaviour to prevent infection—such as increased use of condoms, delay of first sexual experience and fewer sexual partners—have played a key part in these declines. The new UN report also indicates, however, that overall trends in HIV transmission are still increasing, and that far greater HIV prevention efforts are needed to slow the epidemic.
Nov 25, 2005 - 6:05:00 AM

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WHO report finds domestic violence is widespread
The first-ever World Health Organization (WHO) study on domestic violence reveals that intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence in women’s lives - much more so than assault or rape by strangers or acquaintances. The study reports on the enormous toll physical and sexual violence by husbands and partners has on the health and well-being of women around the world and the extent to which partner violence is still largely hidden.
Nov 25, 2005 - 5:54:00 AM

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Poorest countries well behind global health goals
Despite a world strategy for health agreed five years ago, most of the poorest countries on earth are lagging far behind achieving it, say a series of papers published on BMJ.com on 11/11/05.
Nov 12, 2005 - 7:08:00 PM

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WHO for better control of PHEIC outbreaks
For the countries of the Asia Pacific region, two important measures will help to strengthen national capacity for controlling the spread of infectious diseases, particularly those with possibility of trans -border transmission. Delegates to the 58th Regional Committee for the South-East Asia Region discussed the revision of the International Health Regulations, which are globally applicable, and also the development of the Asia-Pacific strategy on emerging diseases.
Sep 9, 2005 - 5:37:00 PM

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Immunization program in Israel resulted in 95 % reduction in hepatitis A incidence
A national immunization program for infants in Israel has resulted in a 95 percent reduction in overall hepatitis A incidence, according to a study in the July 13 issue of JAMA.
Jul 13, 2005 - 12:15:00 PM

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Project launched to combat vitamin and mineral deficiency in Côte d’Ivoire
A national food fortification project designed to improve the health of at least 14 million people in Côte d’Ivoire was launched today in Abidjan. The project, announced by Côte d’Ivoire Minister of State, Minister of Health and Population Dr Albert Toikeusse Mabri, is supported by a US$3 million grant from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and contributions by the private sector and government in Côte d’Ivoire, and will be implemented by Helen Keller International, Côte d’Ivoire.
Jun 24, 2005 - 5:57:00 PM

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10,000 children in developing countries to receive AIDS treatment
UNICEF praised a Clinton Foundation plan that will significantly increase the number of children receiving life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs specifically formulated for them.
Apr 14, 2005 - 4:41:00 PM

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UN condemns irresponsible attack on antiretroviral therapy
A recent advertising campaign is touting the benefits of vitamin therapy above antiretroviral therapy and claiming that antiretroviral therapy is toxic. These advertisements are wrong and misleading, said the WHO, UNICEF and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today.
Mar 31, 2005 - 4:58:00 PM

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