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Elephantiasis Is Eliminated In Egypt Due To Mass Drug Administration

Egypt was in the clutches of elephantiasis or lymphatic filariasis (LF) as it is officially called by the medicos for a long time//. An autopsy on the 3,000-year-old mummified body of Natsef-Amun, an Egyptian priest during the time of Ramses XI, revealed the presence of filarial worms. It is one of...

Girl Infected With Bird Flu in Egypt

A 10-year-old girl tested positive on Friday for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, raising to 35 the number of cases reported in Egypt, a World Health Organisation official said. John Jabbour, a WHO official in Cairo, told AFP that the girl from the southern province of Qena, whom he did...

Bird Flu Claims Its 14th Human Victim in Egypt

According to confirmation received from The Ministry of Health in Egypt, a 15-year-old girl has succumbed to// bird flu infection on 10th of April. The girl hailing from Cairo Governate was sick with symptoms of bird flu. She was admitted to a hospital but did not survive the infection. In E...

Eighth Human Dies Due to Bird Flu in Egypt

According to reports from World Health Organization (WHO), an Egyptian woman succumbed to bird flu.// With this, the total number of human deaths due to bird flu has gone up to eight, since March 2006. The woman aged 30 years had been admitted to Cairo's Abbasiyafever hospital on Saturday, bu...

Seventh Human Succumbs to Bird Flu in Egypt

Egypt has recorded the seventh human death due to bird flu, according to the recent communiqué by the Health Ministry.// Health ministry spokesperson Abdel Rahman Shaheen said "It is the seventh death due to bird flu. The lady contracted the disease while slaughtering domestic poultry, and w...

New human H5N1 bird flu case in Egypt

According to officials and experts, slow behavioural change in Egypt in spite of the extensive awareness campaigns, has resulted in a fresh case of human H5N1 bird flu, since May.// A woman in the northern delta province of Gharbiya has been detected with the most aggressive form of bird flu vi...

First Bird Flu Related Human Death Confirmed In Egypt

The first human bird flu related death has been reported in Egypt, the most populous North African country. Laboratory examinations revealed that the 30 year old woman //, indeed died as a consequence of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu. The victim from Nawa village in Qalyubiya,...

Smoothie King Expansion Signals International Trend Toward Healthy Living

...ulation volume we need to make it a good fit for the Smoothie King brand," said Kuhnau. The company also recently announced its expansion into egypt with 20 stores planned to open there in the next few years. Kuhnau stated, "Egypt consumers are just now starting to focus attention on health and fit...

New Report Just Published: World Hepatitis C Virus And Therapeutics Market Report

...itis C Infection in Australia (2000): Rate of Incidence by Age Group and Gender (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47 India II-47 egypt II-47 France II-48 The Netherlands II-48 Table 23: HCV Infection Prevalence in Risk Groups in the Netherlands II-49 Central and Ea...

Council for American Medical Innovation Applauds President Obama's Pledge to Invest in Science, Technology and Health Abroad

...es in Muslim nations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090325/DC89081LOGO ) In his address to the Muslim nation in Cairo, egypt last week, the President said, "All of us must recognize that education and innovation will be the currency of the 21st century, and in too many Musli...

'One Woman Initiative' Announces First Grants to Women's Organizations in Five Nations

...nance program developing activities such as agriculture and livestock-related products, crop insurance, and a mobile microfinance service. In egypt , the Association for Human and Environmental Development will receive a $95,000 grant for a Justice Initiative project that will provide leadership t...

GlaxoSmithKline Travel Health: 55 percent of travellers needlessly put themselves at risk from a potentially fatal virus

...vaccinated against the virus, which kills almost two people a minute(2). More people are choosing destinations outside the Eurozone, such as egypt and Turkey,(3) where hepatitis B may be common. The survey suggests that many travellers are still not seeking travel health advice and so putting the...

The Viral Spiral - How A Meme About the Virus May Be More Contagious Than the Virus Itself

...ses and more severe forms. Officials across the country stepped up efforts to look for cases, especially among people who had travelled to Mexico. In egypt last week, the entire pig population was being slaughtered, because of the irrational fear that swine flu was actually transmitted by contact with pig...

Global Health Leaders Gather to Address Urgent Crisis of Prematurity and Stillbirth

...L. Darmstadt, M.D., Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Christopher J. Elias, M.D., M.P.H., PATH Mahmoud F. Fathalla, M.D., Assuit University, egypt Laurie Garrett, Council on Foreign Relations Robert L. Goldenberg, M.D., Drexel College of Medicine King K. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., Universit...

Pharoah's Wine Jar Yields Medicinal Secrets

...It could have been for flavoring, but we have a later literary tradition in egypt of herbs added for medicinal purposes," he said. "It gets recorded in a med...hroughout early Egyptian history. A more recent wine jar, found in southern egypt and traced to the 4th to 6th centuries A.D., was also laced with pine resi...

Avian Flu Economics Expert Urges Vigilance In Monitoring Recent Outbreak

... its Avian Flu warning level at "Level 3," which is a heightened state of alert. "It appears the bird flu occurrences in China and egypt remain isolated," Thomas says. "We encourage our clients to prepare for this the way they would for any potential disaster scenario, study p...

Temporary Cease Fires Not Enough for Humanitarian Aid Groups Working in Gaza

... in the midst of conflict would have the option of seeking safety in neighboring countries as refugees. Gazans have no such option, as both Israel and egypt restrict access for Palestinians to their territory." Electricity is also scarce and many of Gaza's 1.5 million residents live in high-rise buil...

GlaxoSmithKline and The Carter Center Reaffirm Commitment to Global Public Health with Expansion of LF Program

...lbendazole tablet will be donated by GSK. Several countries have completed the 5-year administration program needed to achieve elimination, including egypt and Sri Lanka; and data shows the program is on track to successfully eliminate the disease in those countries. President Carter said, "We ...

Study: Want to be happier? Be more grateful

...onsumer studies at university's Salem Campus, says that expressive writing is something that has been available to mankind since ink first appeared in egypt more than 4,000 years ago. "Everyone is pursuing the American dream. We are wealthier than previous generations, consuming more and experiencing mo...

CHEST 2008: Featured abstracts

... women's scarves, now a common problem in Islamic countries. Researchers in egypt reviewed the charts of 115 patients who underwent fiberoptic bronchoscopy i... into the upper palate, may help to reduce simple snoring. Researchers from egypt enrolled 34 patients with simple snoring in their study. The patients recei...

Radio Address by President Bush to the Nation

...hose in Iran and Syria, Cuba, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. We've spoken candidly about human rights with nations with whom America has good relations, such as egypt and Saudi Arabia and China. And to ensure that our Nation continues to speak out for those who have no other voice, I recently issued a directive inst...

Climate change may challenge national security, classified report warns

...adesh, Tunisia, Paraguay, Yemen, Sudan and Cte d'Ivoire. The greatest number of people exposed to sea-level rise are in China, the Philippines, egypt and Indonesia. China and the Philippines alone have 64 million people in the lowest elevation zones (1 meter above sea level). In Egypt, a longtime ma...

Accuracy of ultrasound screening in pregnancy: Effects of examiner and device quality unclear

...s, will be published in a separate document at the same time as the final report. External experts from Europe (UK, Switzerland, Belgium), Israel, and egypt were involved in the preparation of the report. Their names are listed in the final report. ...

US-Israeli-Palestinian collaboration to advance Alzheimer's disease research

... "Middle East Collaborative Research Consortium on Brain Disorders." The collaborative plans to dispatch Rutgers scholars to Israel, the West Bank and egypt to provide further training, research, and education on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. In the meantime, Gluck will resume activities in the ...

Egyptian foot care center recieves International Diabetes Federation grant

...ich cause 85% of all amputations. The Faculty of Medicine in Alexandria, egypt and the Alexandria Western Club of Rotary International has just received a...h the care they need in order to prevent amputations caused by diabetes. egypt is currently in the Top 10 countries with the highest number of people with...

iJET Unveils 2007 Year-in-Review Report on Avian Influenza and Pandemic Planning

... avian influenza remained a significant problem in several Asian countries, egypt and West Africa. Several countries -- notably Indonesia and egypt -- struggled to contain outbreaks while Myanmar and Pakistan reported their...

From Kent Hill, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health on the Observance of International Day of Zero Tolerance

...omen have been subjected to this practice. It is estimated that up to three million girls, most of them under the age of 15, in sub-Saharan Africa, in egypt and Yemen undergo this procedure each year. This figure does not take into account those in Indonesia and Malaysia, where the situation has not been w...

Most ancient case of tuberculosis found in 500,000-year-old human; points to modern health issues

...hich helps scientists fill a temporal and geographical gap in human evolution, the oldest evidence of tuberculosis in humans was found in mummies from egypt and Peru that date to several thousand years ago. Paleontologists spent decades prospecting in Turkey for remains of Homo erectus, widely believed ...

Live kidney donors report high satisfaction rates and minimal health problems

... to have 65 babies between them, including 25 who had their first baby after surgery 1,200 kidney transplants using live donors are carried out in egypt every year, where the incidence of end-stage kidney disease is 200 people in every million. In the current study, almost two-third of the donors (...

Social Justice Issues Take Main Stage at Egypt's National Democratic Party Convention

...r the Egyptian farmer to increase exports, specifically for crops for which egypt enjoys a competitive advantage, such as cotton, potatoes, oranges, and medi...ive plan to raise the quality of education are essential actions for moving egypt forward. The NDP is taking the lead on these important initiatives," conclu...

Phase II Study Shows that Nitazoxanide Significantly Improves Response to Standard of Care in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C

...rferon without increasing toxicity or inducing resistance." Study Details This Phase II randomized, controlled trial was conducted at two centers in egypt and is part of the company's STEALTH C (Studies to Evaluate Alinia for Treatment of Hepatitis C) clinical development program, which is designed to ev...

MacArthur commits $11 million to further UCSF work in maternal safety

...haging after childbirth, according to Suellen Miller, CNM, PhD, who proposed the garments use as a maternal life-saver and pilot-tested the project in egypt over the past four years with Egyptian colleagues Mohammed Mourad Yousiff, MD, from El Galaa Maternity Hospital, in Cairo; and Mohamed Fathalla, MD, f...

Sesame Street Exhibition Makes Texas Premier at The Health Museum

...rd- winning programs like Dragon Tales and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat, Pinky Dinky Doo and ground breaking multimedia productions in South Africa, egypt and Russia. As a nonprofit, Sesame Workshop puts the proceeds it receives from sales of Sesame Street, Dragon Tales and Sagwa products right back into...

Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

...ft law still faces a tough debate in parliament before it is passed. Officially the practice, which affects both Muslim and Christian women in egypt and goes back to the time of the pharaohs, was banned in 1997 but doctors were allowed to operate "in exceptional cases." Health Minister Hate...

Gazas Basic Food Storage Will Last Only for a Few Days

...last Friday after five days of violent fighting with the rival Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas. These crossings include the Rafah crossing with egypt in the south, the Karni commercial passage in the centre and the Erez crossing in the north with Israel. Gaza's 1.5 million residents need 450...

Egyptian Boy Has Bird Flu

... announcing on Saturday. Emad Mohammed al-Daramalli, from the Upper egypt province of Qena, was hospitalised with a high fever on Thursday. He became the 37th case of the virus reported in egypt since the first outbreak was announced in February 2006. The report ...

Egypt Outlaws All Female Circumcision

...e clitoris which just days ago cost the life of a 12-year-old girl. Officially the practice, which affects both Muslim and Christian women in egypt and goes back to the time of the pharaohs, was banned in 1997 but doctors were allowed to operate "in exceptional cases". Health Minister Hate...

Avian Flu Seen in Others Birds too

...y of a new virus carried by bats that can cause serious flu-like symptoms in humans. Health and veterinary experts have singled out Indonesia, egypt and Nigeria as countries where the risk of bird flu contagion is particularly worrisome. FAO's Chief Veterinary Officer Joseph Domenech said i...

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

... The fight against bird flu has improved around the world, but the situation remains critical in egypt and Indonesia where the risk of the H5N1 virus mutating into a major human threat remains high, the UN health agency said Wednesday. "In the ...

Family Planning Initiatives Central To Reducing Child Mortality in Developing Countries

... in a short time, according to the Times. The report also found that political will is important in reducing child mortality. According to the report, egypt made the most progress in reducing child mortality - a 68% decline since 1990 - while Iraq had the highest increase in the rate - 150% since 1990. ...
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