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Dozens More H5N1 Bird Flu Cases in Germany

...e of Saxony, bordering the Czech Republic which is battling a more severe outbreak of the H5N1 avian flu. Germany's Friedrich Loeffler Institute, the national veterinary laboratory, has suggested the disease could have jumped the border from the Czech side where it has infected turkey and chicken farms. I...

Aussie Comedian Apologises for Pam Anderson Hepatitis Joke

...atitis after poking fun at Pamela Anderson, who is battling the disease . Peter Helliar had cracked a joke about Anderson during his weekly talk show called Rove. Officials at Hepatitis Australia were annoyed at Helliar's 'cheap, cruel' joke, wherein he said hepatitis C would be the best present for And...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...ately," he said. Hospitals across the state were battling with ageing infrastructure. "I feel that the budgetary allowances for maintenance do not seem adequate to cope with these various areas of urgent need," Dr Ford said....

Bagpipe Cured Scot Teen of His Asthma

... and his father chose the pipes for the purpose of battling asthma. Janet says that her sons condition has improved dramatically within weeks, and he has become an accomplished piper. "He wheezed all the time and could not do any exercise, the Scotsman quoted her as saying. "The change since he sta...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

...of EEE. The state is entering its fourth year of battling Eastern equine encephalitis activity, and officials hope the state is at the end of the current outbreak cycle. Alfred DeMaria, the chief medical officer of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, said there are clusters of EEE roughly ever...

Ginger Spice Determined to Win Bulimia Battle

...cently, reports The Sun. Geri, who has confessed battling bulimia in the past, looked bloated and exhausted as she made her way between the London sessions. Accompanied by pet shitzu Harry, Geri spent 15 minutes at the West End's Life Works facility, which deals with a range of addictions. Geri, who wil...

MEN as Partners to MEND Maternal Health A World Population Day Initiative

...a river with a motive to kill; the little girl was battling a kidney ailment for 3 years. The father of six children was burdened with medical expenses and many mouths to feed. He thought it best to end his problem by drowning the expensive child. The situation would have been diametrically opposite if the po...

Dengue Fever in Singapore Likely to Increase: Minister

...engue fever cases in Singapore, which is currently battling an outbreak, are expected to increase in the months ahead as temperatures soar, the city-state's environment minister said Monday . Yaacob Ibrahim, who is also the minister for water resources, told parliament there were 3,597 dengue fever cases in...

Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers

...ndian government, impoverished women in Orissa are battling malnutrition among children less than five years of age . Known as Positive Deviance, the programme is being run with the help of the department of women and child welfare and the department of social welfare in the state. Statistics show malnutr...

Queensland Hospitals Reeling Under Norovirus Attack

Three hospitals in Queensland, Australia are battling outbreaks of the highly infectious norovirus, which has struck down almost 150 patients and staff . Queensland Health announced that the Royal Brisbane and Woman's (RBWH), Gold Coast and Cairns Base hospitals had been affected by the virus, which ca...

Clinton to Launch 70m Dollar Hospital Project in Malawi

... One of Africa's poorest countries, Malawi is also battling HIV and AIDS which has affected around 14 percent of the population. There are about 80,000 AIDS-related deaths every year....

Experts Identify Vaccine Target for HIV

...tion of how well the patients own immune system is battling the virus, and this is the point in the infections natural history that the researchers studied. The CHAVI investigators wanted to study those patients who had many sequential blood samples taken during this plateau in viral load. Before their anal...

Pediatric Use of ADHD Drug may Affect Developing Brain

...nges noted in the study though might be helpful in battling the behaviour disorder, can prove harmful if the drug is given to youngsters with healthy brain chemistry. In the course of study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the researchers injected week-old male rat pups with Ritalin twice a day du...

Milk Firms in Philippines Violate Breastfeeding Code: WHO

...he government and the milk companies are currently battling it out in the Supreme Court over the legality of a law that restricts the marketing of infant formula in a business worth hundreds of millions of dollars. "All the companies in one way or another violate the national code and the international cod...

Ontario Grants Fast-Track Compensation Rights for Work-Related Illnesses

...ttacks suffered by firefighters within 24 hours of battling a blaze will also be presumed to be work-related. ...lness because of their job." Bob Shaw spent days battling a blaze under black plumes of chemical smoke at Hamilton's Plastimet plant in 1997. It is considered...

Kerala Government Bears the Brunt for Infant Deaths

...ment, set to mark its first anniversary May 18, is battling charges that it is to blame for the deaths of 38 newborns in a state-run hospital. The children contracted infection in the labour room of the Sree Avittam Tirunal (SAT) Hospital in the last two months. A court has charged Health Minister P.K. S...

Afghan Children Fall Victim to a Disfiguring Disease

...mpared with the number needed. "The ministry is battling to get funds and no one's interested. It's impossible to get funds," said Health Ministry adviser Kathy Fiekert. "This is an issue that needs to be addressed."...

Tension Building Up in FDA Over Drug Approvals

...aring. Behind the scenes, agency officials were battling over Avandia. Dr. Graham told the committee that top agency officials had demanded an unreasonable level of certainty about a drugs risks before agreeing to warn the public. They assume its safe, Dr. Graham said of the top officials analyses of sa...

Bush Seeks Doubling of AIDS-fighting Funds

...and report back on what works and what does not in battling the deadly disease. "She's going to meet with community leaders and visit with participants in HIV/AIDS programs during her trip to Zambia, Senegal, Mali, and Mozambique. And she's going to come back with her findings," the president said. Bush u...

Dengue Sweeping Across Southeast Asia

... Nurin Syakilah, spent a week in hospital in April battling the disease. If not diagnosed early, dengue can kill, but Nurin, who received 18 bottles of intravenous fluids during her hospital stay, recovered soon and is now back at school, where two other students also had the disease, says her mother. Exp...

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