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Indonesia Confirms 81st Bird Flu Death

... died of bird flu at the weekend, taking the death toll in the country worst hit by the virus to 81, a hea...ry official said Monday . Indonesia has seen its toll from the deadly H5N1 virus grow steadily since 2005 when the first confirmed human deaths occurred h...

30 Dead as Dengue Fever Epidemic Hits Myanmar: Report

...t year. Dengue fever normally takes its greatest toll in Myanmar in the second half of the year, after the rainy season begins in June. The disease is especially dangerous in children and the elderly. Myanmar's health system has suffered from decades of economic mismanagement, and the United Nations e...

Replacement Drivers Lend a Helping Hand to the Drunk and Stranded in Korea

...ital. You walk and run to reach a gas station or a toll gate, he said. There, you hitch a ride on a truck bound for Seoul. You constantly think how fast and cheaply you can return to Seoul to get another order. He said he sometimes spent time at a 24-hour cafe, waiting for bus service to resume at 5 a.m...

Senior Church Leaders in Lesotho Pledge to Fight AIDS

... statement from Maseru on Wednesday. "The tragic toll of the AIDS epidemic, brings compelling urgency to the call for a renewed commitment by religious leaders to achieve Universal Access for all to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support as well as impact mitigation," a spokesman for the clerics, R...

Air Pollution Stats Filtered in Ontario

...lution levels are at their highest, the smog death toll would be closer to 18 per day. If Torontos pollution kills 1,700 people a year, dirty air would account for approximately a third of all heart- and lung-related deaths or nearly 10% of the 18,636 deaths recorded in all of Toronto in 1999, the year up...

Strategies for the Summer

... out in the open summer for too long, can take its toll in way of heat strokes and excessive sun exposure. This is warning issued by the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Heat-related illnesses include heat stroke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Heat stroke, a form of hyperthermia, is considered the...

More Cancer Testing Urged in Australian TV Studios

... financial hardship which goes with that takes its toll so when individuals need to get medical treatment as swiftly as possible, they have to dip into their own pockets and the expense is significant." Eckersley, aged 40, was with the ABC for seven years and worked at the same production desk as seven ...

Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

...tality, which brought the country's bird flu death toll to 43, followed several avian influenza cases acro...r-old man had died of bird flu, bringing the death toll in the country worst hit by the virus to 80. In Malaysia five people were quarantined with suspect...

China to Curtail Organ Sale

...ons take place in China. According to Amnesty, the toll in 2005 alone was greater than 1770.The actual figure, in all probability, may be significantly higher. Although the government refutes the charges and asserts that the organs are obtained from the prisoners with their consent, a lot of convincin...

Rare Womens Lung Disease May Yield Insights Into Common Diseases

... causing it to collapse. The disease takes a major toll on the body, making even mundane tasks difficult. Women with LAM often need oxygen, are continuously short of breath, and are unable care for their children or walk up a flight of stairs, Henske said. Many women with LAM die prematurely. As part of...

Kate Moss Has "worryingly" Thin Legs

...or nearly 20 years, it seems that time is taking a toll on supermodel Kate Moss. Moss arrived at Sir Paul McCartney's 65th birthday party in a dress that revealed a pair of "worryingly" thin legs. The dress, a cream Old Hollywood-style garment, is undoubtedly Moss' favorite, since it was worn by her o...

Dozens of Panamanians Gravely Ill from Toxic Substance from China

...ays the numbers are far higher and fears the death toll will climb further. The group believes at least 110 people died and scores more are seriously ill. "There are many people who died but whose relatives did not report the case," said Herrera. The latest fatality was Blasina de Saavedra who died two ...

Bird Flu Found in Togo

...ate 2003, according to a World Health Organisation toll dated June 15. Experts fear the death toll would multiply rapidly if the virus were to mutate and become easily transmitted between humans. A ...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

...illing fields of Iraq or Afghanistan. The death toll is relatively easy to keep track of 3,500 in Iraq for instance. But in the case of the wounded estimates vary, between 35,000 and 53,000. But more important the precise numbers it is the lack of proper medical treatment available for the returning...

US Observers Concerned Over Increasingly Permissive Atmosphere

Permissive atmosphere is taking heavy toll of the US. Time something is done to protect the youth. How far? Where does one cross the line? These are always problematic questions, especially when it comes to sexual mores. Unrestrained hedonism could pose serious public health threats, obs...

BMA Scotland Publishes Plan to Tackle Scotland's Drink Problem

...chairman of the BMA in Scotland, said: The death toll from alcohol misuse is completely unacceptable and government must take action. Our action plan sets out a range of measures that the Scottish Executive can take forward as part of a wider strategy. Most people enjoy a drink and we dont want to en...

New Definition Helps Identify Children at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

... 380 million people within a generation, the death toll can only rise.(3) This is the first generation where children may die before their parents." Intrauterine events for the unborn child and factors during early development years predispose a child to disorders such as obesity, prediabetes, and m...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...not turn into a criminal. But exposure will take a toll on his life somewhere, probably in interpersonal relationships. These are subtle effects. They take time to surface. A teen isn't going to notice them." Child advocates such as the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial - Free Childhood say violent...

Blunders in Epilepsy Care Cost Lives, and Money UK Report

Incompetent epilepsy care is taking a heavy toll in England, both in terms of lives and money nearly 400 lives and 189m every year , according to a report published today by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Epilepsy. The report - Wasted Money, Wasted Lives - concludes that, despite ef...

Childhood Cancer can Lead to Chronic Health Problems Later in Life: Study

...ntions come at a price - one that can take a heavy toll on the survivors' quality of life, and reduce their life expectancy. The results emphasise the need for ongoing monitoring of young cancer patients so subsequent problems can be diagnosed and treated early, the authors said. The study appears in ...

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