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Britain's health minister said Saturday he has ordered an urgent review of the data used to assess the risks of breast implants made by French firm PIP, after receiving "conflicting" information.
Health Dec 31, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
France took a costly and unprecedented leap Friday in offering to pay for 30,000 women to have their breast implants removed because of mounting fears the products could rupture and leak cheap, industrial-grade ...
Other Dec 24, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
(AP) -- Tens of thousands of women with risky, French-made breast implants should have them removed at the state's expense, the health minister recommended Friday, adding that such removals were "preventive" ...
Other Dec 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Conjoined 10-month-old twin girls separated by a Chilean medical team are in critical condition after the surgery, and one is close to death, hospital officials said Friday.
Other Dec 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
It's getting surprisingly easy to light up in the Netherlands these days - cigarettes, that is.
Health Dec 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
World health ministers said Friday they were being vigilant after a Dutch laboratory developed a mutant version of the deadly bird flu virus that is for the first time contagious among humans.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (7) | 7
The Brazilian government on Wednesday launched a war on what it called a "crack epidemic", including medical treatment for addicts and a crackdown on trafficking, particularly in border areas.
Health Dec 07, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
British American Tobacco on Thursday launched a High Court challenge against a law that will require plain packaging on cigarettes in Australia, claiming it infringes intellectual property rights.
Health Dec 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Brazil said Monday its AIDS epidemic was under control, with a 0.61 percent cut in new cases between 2009 and 2010, although a rise among young homosexuals was a cause for concern.
HIV & AIDS Nov 29, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Slovakia has declared a state of emergency in more than a dozen hospitals to ensure that health care is not compromised after thousands of doctors resigned from public hospitals over low pay.
Other Nov 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Finnish authorities will review the credentials of up to 750 doctors trained outside the EU after a recent scandal over bogus medics, the health watchdog said Wednesday.
Other Nov 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Australia's world-first plan for plain cigarette packaging inched closer Thursday when the legislation passed through the upper house of parliament.
Health Nov 10, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Australia's world-first plan for plain packaging on cigarettes has been delayed, giving tobacco firms extra time to prepare, the government said Wednesday, with the first sales now due in December 2012.
Health Nov 02, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
(AP) -- Commonwealth government leaders meeting in Australia agreed Saturday to step up efforts to eradicate polio worldwide, despite the Afghanistan war setting back vaccination efforts there and in neighboring ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Health officials say there has not been a case of polio in India for nine months, the longest the country has ever been polio free.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 24, 2011 | not rated yet | 0