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Dengue Fever Cases Up 36 Percent in Thailand: Report

...the rise across Southeast Asia. In Cambodia, which borders Thailand, at least 132 people have died this year, while wealthy Singapore has seen 3,597 cases and three deaths. The virus, which leads to a sudden onset of fever with severe headaches, muscle and joint pains, thrives in urban areas because the ca...

Macca Calls for Veggie World to Prevent Global Warming

...that livestock farming is done in mankind's favour borders on myth. "Livestock farming is one of the biggest destroyers of the planet. When you see the Amazon being cut down for hamburger cattle, that's pretty obvious," the Mirror quoted the 65-year-old as saying. "And it's all done in the name of som...

Americas Preparations For Flu Outbreak Still Incomplete

...rnment has also decided that it will not close the borders if a pandemic flu outbreak occurs somewhere in the...hat there are tremendous challenges to sealing our borders to begin with. Secondly, we believe that if a pandemic virus emerges anywhere in the globe, it is in...

Thai Separatists Burn School, Kill Four

...se the deep south, the majority Muslim region that borders Malaysia, and has long claimed closer cultural ties with its southern neighbour than with the predominantly Buddhist Thai state. More than 2,100 people have fallen victim to violence in the region since January 2004, when a decades-old separatist ...

Brazil Government New Health Offer

...dia. His blunt style is reaching beyond national borders as he tries to spread Brazil's experience in the fight against AIDS. Temporao is now pushing forward with plans to help African nations build plants to make cheaper drugs on their own....

Bird Flu Risk Still Running High in Egypt, Indonesia, WHO Says

...me to light there, because the west African nation borders on four or five countries where HIV has been traced back to animals. Domenech thanked the "speed and transparency" with which some countries, such as Ghana or Togo, reacted to bird flu outbreaks, making it easy for international organisations to in...

Myths About Melanoma Could Lead to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

...from the other), Border Irregularity (the edges or borders of melanomas are usually ragged or notched), Color (melanoma often has a variety of hues and colors within the same lesion), and Diameter (most melanomas are usually greater than 6 mm in diameter when diagnosed, although they can be smaller). Howev...

Bird Flu: Bangladesh Situation Serious, Indian on High Alert

... "India has intensified its surveillance along the borders particularly after bird flu outbreak in Bangladesh, Myanmar and its continuation in China, Pakistan and Afghanistan," Central Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department Joint Secretary Upma Chawdhry revealed. On August 11 last year India had declared...

Small Pox Scare Put West Bengal on High Alert

...out the outbreak of smallpox and measles along the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport authorities have also been informed about the danger and asked to screen the passengers arriving from Bangladesh and Myanmar. State health department sources...

Shock TV Reality Organ Donor Show Goes on Air

... by "The Big DonorShow" has spread even beyond the borders of the Netherlands, but public broadcaster BNN is determined to go ahead. While acknowledging the programme's potential for bad taste and insisting the show will be a one-off one-nighter, BNN says the fury triggered by the idea has successfully thr...

Sunbathers Beware of Skin Cancer, Dermatologists Warn

...al" moles: ones that are asymmetrical, have jagged borders or varying colors, and are about one-quarter inch in diameter or larger. Those moles and any showing signs of changes should be checked, because skin cancer usually is curable if treated early. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates about...

Red Cross Promotes Prevention, Control of TB Along U.S. - Mexican Border

...itarian values. "The Red Cross works for healthy borders which benefits both countries in preventing and controlling the spread of TB," said Leverenz. The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies in the US and overseas. Last year, almost a million volunteers and 35,...

AIDS Incidence in India Far Lower Than Previously Estimated New Study

... inject drugs, especially in the northeast, on the borders with Myanmar. That is exactly what some experts on AIDS surveillance techniques have been arguing for years, saying that Indians do not have the same kind of sexual networks that are common in southern and eastern Africa, in which both men and wome...

US States Get Ready to Fight Mercury Pollution

...missions from coal-burning power plants within its borders by 90 percent by 2015, far exceeding existing the federal regulations. The state has also tried to reduce the amount of elemental mercury in the environment by requiring dentists to collect and recycle mercury in dental fillings so that it is not ...

Northeast States Sound Bird Flu Alert

..., Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh that share common borders with either Bangladesh or Myanmar have asked customs officials to ban entry of livestock and poultry from the two countries. 'We are worried as we have a 856 km long border with Bangladesh. A general alert has been sounded and steps taken to preve...

West African Meningitis Outbreak Sparks Warning from UN Aid Agencies

... is urgently needed across the region. “The open borders and traditional seasonal migration which characterizes the Sahel sub-region starting in May-June could lead to the rapid spread of the disease in the coming weeks,” Mr. de Lys said. “Despite the efforts undertaken by governments, the chronic nature...

Bird Flu Scare in Tripura

... Tripura, as the northeastern state of India which borders it, is under bird flu// alert. Bird flu in Bangladesh has proved a fear factor as not only is it in close proximity to Tripura, the state also imports chicks and eggs from Bangladesh. In the wake of the scare, the Family Welfare Preventive Medic...

South India to Have Modern Military Hospitals

...tion because troops were primarily deployed on the borders of northern states. But since the number of ex-servicemen, their dependents and families were increasing, it was decided to upgrade them. "Besides, the upgrading will be useful during any unforeseen natural disasters like earthquakes and the 2005 t...

U.S. Issues Guidelines in Case of Flu Pandemic

... 7 to 10 days. They advise against closing state borders or airports because crucial deliveries, including food, would stop. They did not offer guidance on wearing masks, but Dr. Cetron said the C.D.C. would issue advice on this soon. The guidelines are only advisory, since authority for measures like cl...

Expectant Mothers No More Welcome in Hong Kong

...als. There will be placement of medical staff at borders to check for prospective pregnant women and to ascertain those near their due date. ANN...

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