Nigeria's Ogun state reports first death from Lassa fever

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Nigeria's Ogun state reports first death from Lassa fever 

LAGOS, Feb. 15 — Nigeria's southwestern state of Ogun has reported the first death from Lassa fever in the state in the worst outbreak of the disease in Nigeria in four years.

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South Cotabato steps up preparations for catch-up immunization drive

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on South Cotabato steps up preparations for catch-up immunization drive 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Feb. 15 — Health personnel in South Cotabato province have stepped their preparations for the scheduled catch-up immunization drive next week on measles rubella and polio.

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Ireland probes 2 confirmed cases of Zika virus

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Ireland probes 2 confirmed cases of Zika virus 

DUBLIN, Feb. 3 — ireland said on Tuesday that the first two confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the country are currently being investigated by its Health Service Executive (HSE).

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Ireland issues new travel advisory over Zika virus

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Ireland issues new travel advisory over Zika virus 

DUBLIN, Jan. 29 — Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan on Thursday published new travel advice for 20 countries in response to the Zika virus outbreak.

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Sorsogon tops in incidence of STH infections — DOH Bicol

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sorsogon tops in incidence of STH infections — DOH Bicol 

By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) — Sorsogon has the highest incidence of Soil Transmitted Herminthalisis (STH) infections and six out of 10 elementary pupils suffer from the disease, Department of Health Bicol Regional Director Napoleon Arevalo said Thursday.

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Kenya launches nutrition interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Kenya launches nutrition interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS 

NAIROBI, Oct. 27 — The Kenya's Ministry of Health and multilateral partners on Tuesday launched nutrition interventions to boost immunity among citizens infected with the AIDS virus.

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WHO report linking meat to cancer "absurd" — Australian minister

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on WHO report linking meat to cancer "absurd" — Australian minister 

CANBERRA, Oct. 27 — Australia's Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce on Tuesday slammed a World Health Organization (WHO) report which said bacon, sausages and other processed meats were carcinogenic to humans.

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NVAP mulling on regulating tobacco ingredients

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on NVAP mulling on regulating tobacco ingredients 

MANILA, July 15 — A year after the government passed the Graphic Health Warnings Law, health advocates are mulling on proposing that ingredients used in tobacco products be regulated to control their cancer-causing effects and reduce their appeal to smokers.

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First MERS death case reported in Germany

June 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on First MERS death case reported in Germany 

MOSCOW, June 16 — A man, 65, from North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, spent his vacation in the United Arab Emirates in February and underwent treatment for the virus in a hospital on June 6. Representatives from the hospital in Ostercappeln told the news agency that the man was admitted too late.

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DOH XIII releases MERS-CoV 'Advisory' to public

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH XIII releases MERS-CoV 'Advisory' to public 

BUTUAN CITY, June 15 — The Department of Health Regional Office XIII in a press forum held at the health regional directors office here, released the most recent health advisory to the public regarding the Middle East Respiratory Syndorme-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in the dialect through the tri-media.

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