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Experts urge shift in HIV treatment at global summit

Posted by on 21/07/2015
Filed under Health & Science

Experts urge shift in HIV treatment at global summit

Experts urge shift in HIV treatment at global summit

VANCOUVER: AIDS researchers released a call to action Sunday for a worldwide shift in HIV treatment, to providing medication immediately after diagnosis instead of first watching for signs of illness to appear. “Immediate antiretroviral (ARV) treatment more than doubles an individual’s prospects of staying healthy and surviving,” said the Vancouver Consensus, a statement signed by […]

Liberia announces second Ebola death as new outbreak spreads – Two new trials of vaccines begin in Europe, Africa

Posted by on 15/07/2015
Filed under Africa, Health & Science, Top Stories, World

Liberia announces second Ebola death as new outbreak spreads – Two new trials of vaccines begin in Europe, Africa

Liberia announces second Ebola death as new outbreak spreads – Two new trials of vaccines begin in Europe, Africa

Afghan returnees from Iran bring drug problems home – Grueling conditions turn workers into heroin addicts

Posted by on 14/07/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Middle East, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Afghan returnees from Iran bring drug problems home – Grueling conditions turn workers into heroin addicts

Afghan returnees from Iran bring drug problems home – Grueling conditions turn workers into heroin addicts

Climate activists protest on Heathrow’s runway

Posted by on 13/07/2015
Filed under Europe, Health & Science, World

Climate activists protest on Heathrow’s runway

Climate activists protest on Heathrow’s runway

LONDON: A group of climate change activists cut through a perimeter fence at London Heathrow airport yesterday to stage a protest on one of its two runways, causing cancellations and delays to flights, officials said. Thirteen activists from the group Plane Stupid took part, attaching themselves to each other and to fencing with bicycle locks […]

Due to climate change, Vanuatu villagers seeking higher ground – ‘It’s time to plan for the long term’

Posted by on 12/07/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Top Stories, World

Due to climate change, Vanuatu villagers seeking higher ground – ‘It’s time to plan for the long term’

Due to climate change, Vanuatu villagers seeking higher ground – ‘It’s time to plan for the long term’

Algerian women with HIV suffer ‘double punishment’

Posted by on 09/07/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Middle East, World

Algerian women with HIV suffer ‘double punishment’

Algerian women with HIV suffer ‘double punishment’

ALGIERS: Like many women in Algeria infected by their husbands with HIV, 30-year-old Sihem is a victim twice over, living with her disease and suffering as a social outcast. Infected by her husband at age 20, Sihem has spent a decade living with the stigma that comes with being infected with HIV in Algeria. “I […]

Food politics hits India’s most malnourished children

Posted by on 09/07/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Food politics hits India’s most malnourished children

Food politics hits India’s most malnourished children

FAO, WHO adopt scale for potassium needed in food products

Posted by on 08/07/2015
Filed under Health & Science

FAO, WHO adopt scale for potassium needed in food products

FAO, WHO adopt scale for potassium needed in food products

ROME: A joint initiative between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a food standardize codec which will determine the amount of potassium needed in food products. Charged with protecting consumer health, “Codex Alimentarius” will look to highlight the potassium level in foods enough to prevent non-transmitted diseases. The Codex […]

The battle for control of the human breast milk industry

Posted by on 07/07/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Top Stories

The battle for control of the human breast milk industry

The battle for control of the human breast milk industry

Philippines confirms second MERS case

Philippines confirms second MERS case

Posted by on 06/07/2015
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Philippines confirms second MERS case

MANILA: A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said yesterday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia. The 36-year-old male patient, whose nationality was not disclosed, has been put in isolation at a […]

Expats examined before admission to emergency

Posted by on 05/07/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Kuwait, Other News

Expats examined before admission to emergency

Expats examined before admission to emergency

KUWAIT: Emergency departments in hospitals began applying a policy of quick examination of expatriates to determine whether the patient is to be admitted or transferred to health centers in the area where he or she belongs. The new system, purposed to ease pressure on emergency departments, is conducted by a nurse who has experience in […]

Philippine teen recovers in Sudan after life-saving surgery – ‘I found hope again’

Posted by on 05/07/2015
Filed under Asia, Health & Science, Top Stories, World

Philippine teen recovers in Sudan after life-saving surgery – ‘I found hope again’

Philippine teen recovers in Sudan after life-saving surgery – ‘I found hope again’

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