Opposition protests slow down anti-Ebola war in Guinea

April 22, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on Opposition protests slow down anti-Ebola war in Guinea 

CONAKRY, April 21 — Guinea's National Anti-Ebola Agency has expressed concern that last week's protests by the country's opposition could derail efforts to fight against Ebola epidemic which is still prevalent in Guinea.

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At least 30 killed by latest cholera outbreak in Nigeria

April 22, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on At least 30 killed by latest cholera outbreak in Nigeria 

ABUJA, April 21 — At least 30 people have been killed in the latest cholera outbreak in Isoko South community of Nigeria's oil-rich Delta State, a health official said Monday.

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DOH-ARMM notes aggressive occurrence of tropical diseases in region

April 22, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on DOH-ARMM notes aggressive occurrence of tropical diseases in region 

COTABATO CITY, April 21 – – The lack of access to potable water sources and open defecation has resulted to high incidence of malaria and other Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), its health department reported.

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VN reports more than 8T new chronic kidney diseases yearly

April 22, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on VN reports more than 8T new chronic kidney diseases yearly 

HCM CITY, April 21 — Chronic kidney disease (CKD), or chronic renal failure, is a growing burden for many Vietnamese families.

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Dengue cases in 4 S. Cotabato towns drop

April 22, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on Dengue cases in 4 S. Cotabato towns drop 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 21 — Health authorities in South Cotabato have noted a significant reduction in dengue cases during the first two months of the year in four municipalities in the area.

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Common misconceptions about vaccines clarified in 'Usapang Bakuna'

April 22, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on Common misconceptions about vaccines clarified in 'Usapang Bakuna' 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — Some common myths and misconceptions about vaccination or immunization were highlighted and clarified in a media discussion dubbed as “Usapang Bakuna” which was spearheaded by the Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD), an American pharmaceutical company, in Makati City on Tuesday.

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Philippines focusing on health promotion

April 22, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on Philippines focusing on health promotion 

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — The last 15 months of the Aquino administration will focus on health promotion, a health official said Tuesday.

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DOH targets HPV vaccination among nine-year-old girls in 20 poorest provinces

April 22, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on DOH targets HPV vaccination among nine-year-old girls in 20 poorest provinces 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) will be pushing in the following months the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccination of grade 4 female children to protect them from any probable occurrence of cervical cancer in the future.

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EU health ministers in Riga call for common policy on nutrition, alcohol

April 22, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on EU health ministers in Riga call for common policy on nutrition, alcohol 

RIGA, April 22 — The European Union (EU) needs a common policy framework for tackling nutrition and alcohol-related issues, the bloc's health ministers agreed at an informal meeting here this week.

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Measles vaccine not linked to autism, even in high-risk kids: study

April 22, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on Measles vaccine not linked to autism, even in high-risk kids: study 

WASHINGTON, April 22 — The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of autism, even among children considered at a high risk for the disorder, according to a study of about 95,000 children with older siblings.

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