Americans are overdosing on anti-anxiety drugs

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Americans are overdosing on anti-anxiety drugs 

MOSCOW, Feb. 22 — More people are using and abusing anxiety medications in the US than ever before. The reasoning behind this trend is unclear.

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Six killed in suspected cholera outbreak in southern Nigeria

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Six killed in suspected cholera outbreak in southern Nigeria 

LAGOS, Feb. 20 — A suspected cholera outbreak in southeast Nigerian state of Ebonyi has left at least six people dead and eight others hospitalized in critical condition, a medical official said Friday.

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Swine Flu recorded in France amid influenza outbreak

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Swine Flu recorded in France amid influenza outbreak 

MOSCOW, Jan. 29 -– A severe influenza outbreak has started in France, according to the Institute of Public Health, French daily Le Figaro reports.

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First H7N9 bird flu case of human infection confirmed in Canada

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on First H7N9 bird flu case of human infection confirmed in Canada 

VANCOUVER, Jan. 27 — A woman resident of British Columbia, Canada, was confirmed to have been infected with H7N9 bird flu virus, becoming the first human infection case of the deadly virus in North America, federal health officials said Monday.

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Most US Hepatitis C patients not treated due to confusing care protocols

January 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Most US Hepatitis C patients not treated due to confusing care protocols 

MOSCOW, Jan. 13 — About 85 percent of US patients diagnosed with hepatitis C between 2010 and 2013 received inadequate treatment due to a poor understanding of the health care process, US News reported citing a recent medical study.

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Delhi records first death due to swine flu, 9 cases reported

January 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Delhi records first death due to swine flu, 9 cases reported 

NEW DELHI, Jan. 8 (PTI) — The national capital on Wednesday reported the first swine flu death of the year as a 42-year-old woman from Uttam Nagar succumbed to the H1N1 virus at a private hospital here.

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Nine measles cases probably caught at Disneyland Resort

January 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nine measles cases probably caught at Disneyland Resort 

MOSCOW, Jan. 8 — At least nine people have been confirmed to have contracted the measles while visiting Disney Resort in Southern California last month, according to Californian health officials.

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Two-thirds of cancer cases due to 'bad luck': study

January 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Two-thirds of cancer cases due to 'bad luck': study 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 — The majority of cancer cases can be explained by "bad luck" rather than the result of environmental factors and inherited genes, a U.S. study said Thursday.

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WHO wants full tobacco ad ban in China

October 10, 2014 by · Comments Off on WHO wants full tobacco ad ban in China 

BEIJING, Oct. 10 — The World Health Organization (WHO) representative in china on Thursday urged Chinese lawmakers to ban all tobacco advertising in the forthcoming amended Advertising Law.

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