Liberia records two suspected Ebola cases

March 27, 2015 2:38 am· Comments Off on Liberia records two suspected Ebola cases 

MONROVIA, March 26 — Two new suspected Ebola cases have been recorded in Liberia following announcement of a patient tested positive for Ebola on Friday after weeks with no new cases, an official has disclosed.

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Prenatal air pollution exposure may damage children's brains: study

March 27, 2015 2:38 am· Comments Off on Prenatal air pollution exposure may damage children's brains: study 

WASHINGTON, March 26 — Exposure to air pollution in the womb may be bad for children's brains and may contribute to slower processing speeds and behavioral problems, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, a small imaging study of 40 kids said Wednesday.

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Doctors Without Borders closes Ebola management center in Liberian

March 27, 2015 2:38 am· Comments Off on Doctors Without Borders closes Ebola management center in Liberian 

MONROVIA, March 26 — The international medical organization, Doctors Without Borders or M¨¦decins Sans Fronti¨¨res (MSF), has closed its Ebola management center in Liberia due to the decreased number of Ebola cases in the country, it said on Wednesday.

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China offers anti-malaria medicines to Chad

March 27, 2015 2:38 am· Comments Off on China offers anti-malaria medicines to Chad 

N'DJAMENA, March 26 — Chinese Ambassador to Chad Hu Zhiqiang delivered Wednesday anti-malaria medicines to Pharmaceutical Purchasing Center (CPA), the public institution responsible for the purchase, storage and wholesaling medicines in Chad.

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Ebola more deadly for young children: study

March 27, 2015 2:38 am· Comments Off on Ebola more deadly for young children: study 

WASHINGTON, March 26 — Ebola is more likely to be fatal for children under five, an international team of scientists led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday.

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Taiwan investigates Fukushima food imports

March 27, 2015 2:38 am· Comments Off on Taiwan investigates Fukushima food imports 

TAIPEI, March 26 — Health authorities in Taiwan are investigating how food products made near Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant have illegally entered the island with false origin labels.

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New Ebola trial vaccine by Chinese researchers safe — Lancet

March 27, 2015 2:38 am· Comments Off on New Ebola trial vaccine by Chinese researchers safe — Lancet 

BEIJING, March 26 — Results from an early trial of an Ebola vaccine developed by Chinese researchers indicate it is safe, according to a paper published in The Lancet medical journal.

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PRC signs MOA with MMC and MMCF

March 27, 2015 2:38 am· Comments Off on PRC signs MOA with MMC and MMCF 

MANILA, March 26 — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) signed on Thursday with the Makati Medical Center (MMC) and the Makati Medical Center Foundation (MMCF) a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) aiming to facilitate the deployment of PRC Emergency Field Hospital (EFH) in cases of mass casualty incidents.

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3 more die of swine flu, toll mounts to 411

March 27, 2015 2:38 am· Comments Off on 3 more die of swine flu, toll mounts to 411 

JAIPUR, March 26 — Three more persons died of swine flu in Rajasthan, taking the toll of those succumbed to the HINI virus since beginning of this year to 411 in the state, an official said today.

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Baler LGU, partners to conduct free medical mission

March 27, 2015 2:38 am· Comments Off on Baler LGU, partners to conduct free medical mission 

BALER, Aurora, March 26 — The municipal government, in collaboration with the different partner stakeholders, will hold free medical, dental and ophthalmic mission on Saturday in three separate areas here as part of the continuing efforts to deliver health services to the residents.

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