Butuan City well on its way to 'malaria-free' declaration

November 12, 2014 11:37 am· Comments Off on Butuan City well on its way to 'malaria-free' declaration 

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 11 — Butuan City is nearing its target to achieve a “malaria-free” status by 2016, said local health officials here on Tuesday.

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NorCot town intensifies drive vs hypertension, promotion of healthy lifestyles

November 12, 2014 11:37 am· Comments Off on NorCot town intensifies drive vs hypertension, promotion of healthy lifestyles 

COTABATO CITY, Nov. 11 — The municipal health office of Mlang in North Cotabato Wednesday intensified its campaign for healthy living as hypertension continue to be the leading cause of death this year and in the last 5 years.

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Legionnaires' outbreak in Portugal 'major public health emergency' — WHO

November 12, 2014 11:37 am· Comments Off on Legionnaires' outbreak in Portugal 'major public health emergency' — WHO 

LISBON, Nov. 12 — Portugal's legionnaires' disease outbreak is a "major public health emergency," the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday.

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Mapping spread of diarrhea bacteria important for new vaccine

November 12, 2014 11:37 am· Comments Off on Mapping spread of diarrhea bacteria important for new vaccine 

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 12 — A new study showed that it mapped the spread of strains of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) bacteria around the world and provided key information about how pathogenic bacteria arise, which will be important for the diarrhea vaccine currently under development, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy in western Sweden said Tuesday.

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Gene test may identify kidney transplant rejection — study

November 12, 2014 11:37 am· Comments Off on Gene test may identify kidney transplant rejection — study 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 — U.S. researchers said Tuesday they have developed a potential gene test for identifying acute rejection in kidney transplant patients, a finding that could eventually replace the need for biopsies.

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Uganda declared free of deadly Marburg fever

November 12, 2014 11:37 am· Comments Off on Uganda declared free of deadly Marburg fever 

KAMPALA, Nov. 12 — Uganda's ministry of health on Tuesday declared the East African country officially free of the deadly Marburg epidemic which killed one health worker and left 197 people quarantined.

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Dane patient observed for Ebola infection after visit to West Africa

November 12, 2014 11:37 am· Comments Off on Dane patient observed for Ebola infection after visit to West Africa 

COPENHAGEN, Nov. 12 — A Danish patient who has recently been in west Africa was hospitalized on Tuesday for observation with suspected Ebola infection, local media reported.

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Number of Portuguese infected with Legionnaires' disease rises to 278

November 12, 2014 11:37 am· Comments Off on Number of Portuguese infected with Legionnaires' disease rises to 278 

LISBON, Nov. 12 — The number of people in portugal infected with the Legionnaires' disease has reached 278, the country's health authorities announced on Tuesday.

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Portugal to launch investigation into crime relating to Legionnaires' disease

November 12, 2014 11:37 am· Comments Off on Portugal to launch investigation into crime relating to Legionnaires' disease 

LISBON, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — portugal is about to launch an investigation into a leading fertilizer company for an alleged "environmental crime," which could be at the root of the recent Legionnaires' outbreak, local media reported on Tuesday.

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Russia to begin testing its Ebola drugs

November 12, 2014 11:37 am· Comments Off on Russia to begin testing its Ebola drugs 

MOSCOW, Nov. 12 — Russia will soon begin testing Ebola drugs developed by its Research Institute of Influenza (RII), the spokesperson of the Health Ministry, Oleg Salagai, told RIA Novosti.

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