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How dirty hands may lead to a life-threatening Crypto infection
CryptosporidiumAugust 3, 2019 ET
You will often hear your doctor saying \"Wash your hands\" and you should follow that advice because this simple act can save you from a very unpleasant and dangerous infection with Cryptosporidium.
British Columbia calls on federal government to ban conversion therapy
Spencer Chandra HerbertAugust 2, 2019 ET
The British Columbia government has delivered a letter to David Lametti, federal Minister of Justice, condemning conversion therapy and is calling on the Government of Canada to add the practice to the Criminal Code.
Death toll rises to 14 as dengue fever spreads in Bangladesh
Bangladesh hospitalAugust 1, 2019 ET
The mosquito-borne dengue fever disease has spread to 63 out of the 64 districts in Bangladesh and the official death toll climbed to 14 on Wednesday.
Rwanda installs thermal cameras at entry points for Ebola surveillance
Rwanda Ebola checkJuly 31, 2019 ET
Rwanda has installed thermal cameras at some entry points at risk zones to reinforce Ebola surveillance, a health official said on Tuesday.
Washington state launches plan to eliminate hepatitis C virus
hepatitis CJuly 30, 2019 ET
A group of state agencies and partners, in response to a directive from Gov. Jay Inslee, officially launched the Hep C Free Washington Plan to Eliminate Hepatitis C in Washington State by 2030.
Kidney failure deaths on the rise
Researchers at the University Hospital of North NorwayJuly 30, 2019 ET
More and more elderly people are seeing a sharp reduction in kidney function, while other people live well into their old age with healthy kidneys. Tromsø researchers are looking for the reasons behind this dichotomy and are getting closer to figuring it out.
Myanmar says committed to eliminating hepatitis
Myanmar hospitalJuly 29, 2019 ET
Myanmar health authorities have voiced commitment to eliminating hepatitis, saying that they will continue to collaborate with the World Hepatitis Alliance on prevention and treatment of the disease, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports on Monday.
Central African Republic 'not prepared' for Ebola wave
Pierre SomseJuly 26, 2019 ET
The Central African Republic is \"not prepared\" for a possible wave of the deadly Ebola virus from neighbouring DR Congo where an epidemic has claimed more than 1,700 lives, Health Minister Pierre Somse said Thursday.
Ineffective birth control pills recalled
Jubilant Cadista PharmaceuticalsJuly 25, 2019 ET
Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals has voluntarily recalled one lot of oral contraceptive tablets at the consumer level, citing potential decreased efficacy of the product.
H1N1 influenza death toll rises to 71 in Myanmar
Myanmar hospitalJuly 25, 2019 ET
Death toll caused by seasonal influenza, A (H1N1) pdm09, rose to 71 across Myanmar on Wednesday, said the figures released by the Public Health Department under the Ministry of Health and Sports.
Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer
Herpesvirus-8July 24, 2019 ET
Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in an aggressive blood cancer.
Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia
Malaria parasitesJuly 23, 2019 ET
Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say.
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