News tagged with health organizations
(AP)—Some 240,000 children have missed U.N.-backed vaccinations against polio because of security concerns in Pakistan's tribal regions bordering Afghanistan, a top official with the World Health Organization said Friday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Methadone treatment for opioid dependence remains widely unavailable behind bars in the United States, and many inmates are forced to discontinue this evidence-based therapy, which lessens painful withdrawal symptoms. Now ...
Addiction Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists are getting closer to a Chagas disease vaccine, something many believed impossible only 10 years ago. Research from the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston ...
Medications Mar 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
In an examination of a type of treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma that is used in Europe but not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, researchers found moderate strength in the evidence from previous ...
Immunology Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A man from the United Arab Emirates who was infected with a new SARS-related virus has died in Munich, German authorities said Tuesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A Massey University PhD student has developed a complementary food for infants in developing nations that could help minimise vitamin A deficiency.
Health Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new study suggests that migraines are related to brain abnormalities present at birth and others that develop over time. The research is published online in the journal Radiology.
Neuroscience Mar 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Sixty years after the first successful polio vaccine trial, the disease has been wiped out in much of the world, but violence, conspiracy theories and lack of cash keep it from disappearing.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Thrashing wildly, five-year-old Reta wails as she is hoisted onto a bed during a circumcision ceremony in a school-hall-turned-clinic on Indonesia's island of Java.
Other Mar 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(AP)—A European Union prosecutor has added charges to an indictment against 7 Kosovars suspected in an illegal kidney transplantation scheme.
Other Mar 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New research conducted in 10 European cities has estimated that 14% of chronic childhood asthma is due to exposure to traffic pollution near busy roads.
Inflammatory disorders Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Cases of tuberculosis reached an all-time low in the United States last year, but the disease continued to affect minorities at much higher rates than whites, health authorities said Thursday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Seventy-five percent of the world's population consumes nearly twice the daily recommended amount of sodium (salt), according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism ...
Cardiology Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Nurses and midwives can play a critical role in lessening people's risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes, according to a groundbreaking new report issued by the World Health Organization ...
Health Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A person in the northeastern state of Maryland who recently died of rabies was found to have contracted the illness from an organ transplant done over a year ago, US health officials said Friday.
Other Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0