News tagged with developing world
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A long-term fall in the global abortion rate has tapered off and the number of unsafe pregnancy terminations is rising worryingly, according to a report published by The Lancet on Thursday.
Health Jan 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
Social inequality in wealthy nations is increasing while in parts of the developing world many diseases are on the wane, Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization said Monday.
Health Jan 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Study shows antibiotic prophylaxis a vital weapon in preventing streptococcus b infection in newborns
A study investigating epidemiology of Streptococcus B infection worldwide has shown that the highest levels of infection are found in Africa, followed by the Americas and Europe. The study shows the use of prophylactic antibi ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The poor diet of shift workers should be considered a new occupational health hazard, according to an editorial published in this month's PLoS Medicine. The editorial draws on previous work published in the journal, which ...
Health Dec 27, 2011 | not rated yet | 5
Sub-Saharan African countries that train and invest in their doctors end up losing billions of dollars as the clinicians leave to work in developed nations, finds research published on British Medical Journal today.
Health Nov 24, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- The International Diabetes Federation predicts that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to its latest statistics.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 14, 2011 | 1 / 5 (2) | 0
A study published today in The Lancet shows how a do-it-yourself screen for cervical cancer could help prevent the disease in thousands of women who, for a number of reasons, cannot have a smear test.
Cancer Nov 02, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
The world's largest blind symbol -- a yellow banner with three black spots -- was unveiled Thursday at Vienna's St. Stephen's cathedral on the occasion of World Sight Day.
Other Oct 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Not just important for building strong bones, an international team of scientists has found that vitamin D also plays an essential role in the body's fight against infections such as tuberculosis.
Medical research Oct 12, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
New research shows that exposure to stressors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is associated with alterations in the brain structure and function of very preterm infants. According to the study now available in ...
Neuroscience Oct 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from the University of Reading have developed a new drug which could reduce the spread of deadly diseases such as Lassa Fever and Aseptic Meningitis.
Medical research Sep 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The number of cases and deaths from breast and cervical cancer are rising in most countries, especially in the developing world where more women are dying at younger ages, according to a new global analysis by the Institute ...
Cancer Sep 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
(AP) -- In a case that could affect India's role as drug provider to the developing world, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments Tuesday over whether the government had the right to deny a patent to Swiss drugmaker Novartis ...
Medications Sep 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Supply of cheap, copycat drugs for the developing world could be badly threatened if Swiss firm Novartis wins a challenge to India's patent law, medical charity MSF said on Monday.
Medications Sep 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1
The use of asbestos building materials in developing countries results in millions of preventable cancer cases, a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health epidemiologist reports in the coming issue of An ...
Cancer Aug 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0