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New Delhis Apollo Hospital Treats More Than 80 Iraqis

...eement was reached with the government in that war ravaged country. "When we were approached by the Iraqi Government, this was not something new for the Apollo Hospital. There were some specialized needs for these patients, and we needed to gear ourselves up in order to be able to do that," The Hindu quote...

'Sexually Active' Malawians Urged to Take HIV Tests

Malawi, ravaged by the AIDS pandemic, has urged its six million "sexually active" citizens to go for voluntary HIV tests when a week-long national campaign starts Monday . Health authorities said in a statement issued Friday that statistics had shown that out of "...

Hitler's Holocaust may Have Stemmed from Syphilis from Jewish Prostitute

...m from youth as an outsider and that progressively ravaged his body and mind," said Dr. Habeeb. Yet despite significant medical and political clues, the theory has never been rigorously examined, he said. The disease would have fuelled a "deadly logic and blueprint for the Holocaust" which focused on part...

H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed at Czech Turkey Farm

.... The H5N1 strain has killed almost 200 people and ravaged poultry flocks worldwide since 2003. "As Tisova was a closed breeding facility and the birds have never been transported elsewhere, I believe that this first case could remain an isolated one," Semerad explained. "The virus probably originated fro...

One Fifth of Timor Needs Food Assistance: UN Report

Persistent drought and plagues of locusts ravaged Timor-Leste's harvest in 2007, cutting production of major crops by as much as 30 per cent and leaving one-fifth of the population in need of food assistance , says a report issued today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ...

Shortage of Doctors and Nurses Affects AIDS Treatment in Africa

...n wooden benches. In tiny Lesotho, which is also ravaged by AIDS, there are just five doctors and 63 nurses per 100,000 people. In Malawi, there are two doctors and 56 nurses, and in Mozambique three doctors and 20 nurses. The Doctors Without Borders report, which focused on the four southern African cou...

Cultural Bias Against Women Hampering Fight Against AIDS in Africa

Africa is a region already ravaged by poverty and inter-tribal tensions. The cultural bias against women is making the fight against HIV/AIDS there terribly exhausting, almost fruitless, yet another report shows. "If we are to reduce the continuing, extraordinary HIV prevalence in...

Man Contracts Deadly Bird Flu Virus in Vietnam

... epidemic. H5N1 has killed almost 200 people and ravaged poultry flocks worldwide since 2003. World Health Organization experts say a bird flu pandemic among humans would kill millions of people across the globe....

Bird Flu Reappears in Malaysia

...ng 17 fatalities. H5N1 has killed 188 people and ravaged poultry flocks worldwide since 2003, according to the World Health Organisation. Scientists fear the virus could mutate into a form easily spread among humans, leading to a global pandemic with the potential to kill millions....

Five Malaysians in Hospital After Bird Flu Outbreak

...f bird flu in June. H5N1 has killed 188 people and ravaged poultry flocks worldwide since 2003, according to the World Health Organisation....

New Bird Flu Case in Hong Kong

... with H5N1, which has killed almost 200 people and ravaged poultry flocks worldwide since 2003. Migratory birds have been blamed for the global spread of the disease. Biologists believe local species of wild birds found dead with the virus could have picked it up from contact with infected flocks in mainla...

The Dreaded Disease Tuberculosis Raises Its Ugly Head

... polio, measles and cholera -- that once routinely ravaged vast swaths of humanity. Ironically, there has long been a disturbing tendency to romanticize the white plague, as tuberculosis is also known. But in real life, tuberculosis is a messy, agonizing and debilitating ordeal. Once the tubercle bacilli...

South India to Have Modern Military Hospitals

...sasters like earthquakes and the 2005 tsunami that ravaged the southern states," said Singh, a pioneer in the Cochlear Implant programme in the armed forces for which he was awarded the Param Vishist Seva Medal. "I am very happy with the upgradation of these hospitals as most of my life has been spent serv...

Scientists Find Potential Weakness In Plague Germ

The germ that caused the plague epidemic that ravaged medieval Europe has a weakness that could help make a particularly dangerous form easier to treat//, according to a study published on Thursday. A bacterium known as Yersinia pestis causes both bubonic plague, the dreaded Black Death spread when pe...

Child Care Centres in Tsunami Hit Indonesia

... Indonesia bore the major brunt of Tsunami which ravaged many countries and islands. Many of the inhabitants were rendered homeless. By establishing mother and child care centers, UNICEF aims to provide health care facilities besides developmental activities in this Tsunami hit land. According to UNICE...

Pakistani health officials warned not to divulge dengue statistics

...ly found in South East Asia, but this year, it has ravaged Indian subcontinent and scores of people were hospitalised and many lives were lost to this deadly viral fever which is supposed to be a self limiting disease with a mortality rate lesser than 1%. MST...

Surat Declared Free of Hantavirus

...clared Tuesday there is no Hantavirus in the flood ravaged city of Surat, 250 km from here in south Gujarat.// Additional director of NIV, M.S. Chaddha said: "NIV collected 46 blood samples from Surat city, and not even a single sample contained Hantavirus." The medical authorities in Surat, including NI...

Southern States Health Ministers To Discuss Ways To Stop Chikungunya

...the rapid spread of Chikungunya.// The disease has ravaged the four states and has infected lakhs of people in the biggest occurrence after it came to India through Kolkata in 1954-55. Andhra Pradesh Health Minister K. Rosaiah said Madhya Pradesh is also likely to send in a representative at the meeting. C...

Chikungunya In Mauritius Claims 77 Lives

...aches and rashes and is potentially lethal. It has ravaged the Indian Ocean islands since the first two months of 2006. Researchers from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland have reported the cases in The Lancet. They have described the case of a woman who had recently returned from a holiday in Mauritius...

Angola To Launch A Massive Health Protection Campaign For The Children

...rated campaign.' Angola's health system had been ravaged over the years by a 27-year civil war that has left millions, especially children, defenceless to a host of deadly and crippling diseases. Reports have stated that almost one-quarter of all Angolan children die before the age of five. This campaign t...

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