News tagged with health security
Panic has gripped Saudis in the country's east, where most cases of the deadly coronavirus have been detected, witnesses said, as the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom hits 15.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Fifteen people in Saudi Arabia have died from a SARS-like virus out of 24 people who contracted it since last August, Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabia said on Sunday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A top WHO influenza expert said Monday there was still no evidence H7N9 bird flu was spreading in a "sustained" way between people in China, despite the possibility some family members may have infected one another.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
There may be nearly four times as many people infected with the tropical disease dengue globally than was previously believed, according to a new study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(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
New research from the University of Adelaide has discovered a high prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency among refugees, prompting calls for refugees to be routinely screened for the problem soon after they arrive in the country.
Health Mar 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Poverty and disease are a deadly combination.
HIV & AIDS Feb 21, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—British and Irish burger fans could face a Whopper shortage. Burger King has stopped buying beef from an Irish meat processor whose patties were found to contain traces of horsemeat.
Health Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and other Social Security recipients who say they have the right to reject Medicare in favor of continuing health coverage ...
Health Jan 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Most remaining laboratory stocks of a devastating cattle disease should be destroyed to ensure the eradicated virus is not back into nature, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said Monday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Can treatment with modern anti-HIV drugs help fight hunger for HIV-infected patients in Africa? Starting antiretroviral therapy for HIV reduces "food insecurity" among patients in Uganda, suggests a study published online ...
HIV & AIDS Dec 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Federal support for health security research is heavily weighted toward preparing for bioterrorism and other biological threats, providing significantly less funding for challenges such as monster storms or attacks with conventional ...
Health Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Welfare rights advice has been shown to help patients with cancer and their carers receive millions in unclaimed benefits to help cope with the disease.
Cancer Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cuba said Tuesday it has closed 54 hospitals since 2010, a sign that recent drastic budget cuts are taking a toll on one of this Communist island's most prized achievements: its vaunted healthcare system.
Health Oct 10, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
The rapid growth of Internet commerce has led to an explosion of counterfeit drugs sold around the world, with China the biggest source of fake medicines, pharmaceutical experts said Thursday.
Medications Jun 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0