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WHO:Swine flu death toll at 18,156 a year after pandemic
The World Health Organisation said Friday that 18,156 people had died from swine flu, a year after the influenza was declared a pandemic.
EU warns tourists off 500 European beaches
Swimmers should avoid some 500 European beaches, lakes and rivers for health reasons, the European Commission said on Thursday after a survey of nearly 20,000 sites.
UN to Hold Non-communicable Disease Summit in September 2011
For the first time ever, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Summit involving Heads of State, in September 2011, to address the threat posed by NCDs to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
'Transplant tourism' causing international concern: experts
Moves to combat "transplant tourism", in which patients from rich countries pay large sums to have organ transplants in poor ones, are gaining pace, experts told an international conference.
Tripoli to Host Conference on Neglected Tropical Diseases
Tomorrow Sunday the Libyan National Medical Centre will host a one-day conference on the "discovery of Neglected Tropical Diseases" (NTDs), with the presence of a number of Libyan academics.
Report: 40 percent of cancers are preventable
About 40 percent of cancers could be prevented if people stopped smoking and overeating, limited their alcohol, exercised regularly and got vaccines targeting cancer-causing infections, experts say.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Industry, Growing Link between Africa and Middle East to be Explored at Casablanca Conference 1-2 March
Worldwide PET capacity has been forecasted to grow 4.3% from 2009 -2013,and the Middle East has the largest growth forecast at 9.3%. African market is also projected to grow by approximately 6%.
Zuma to Step Up Fight Against AIDS
South African President Jacob Zuma vowed on Thursday to strengthen the fight against AIDS in the world's worst affected country, in a "renewed onslaught" against the epidemic.
Scientists Patch Damaged Lungs for Transplanting
Call it a genetic patch job for worn lungs: Canadian researchers took donated lungs deemed too damaged to transplant and repaired them with outside-the-body gene therapy.
Cups of Coffee a Day May Help Fight Liver Disease
Researchers in the United States have found another good reason to go to the local espresso bar: several cups of coffee a day could halt the progression of liver disease, a study showed Wednesday.
Preprograming a Patient’s Eye Cells May Herald New Treatments Against Degenerative Disease
Adult Eyes Cells Can Be Transformed Into Pluripotent Stem Cells Without Introducing Foreign Genetic Material North Carolina, October 2009 – Scientists have overcome a key barrier to the clinical use of stem cells with a technique which transforms regular body cells into artificial stem cells without the need for introducing foreign genetic materials, which could be potentially harmful.
A world first: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection
For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible.
Arab Emirates Donates $150M to Washington Children's Hospital
Arab Emirates Donates $150M to Washington Children's Hospital
The Children's National Medical Center, in Washington, plans to announce Wednesday that it has received $150-million from the United Arab Emirates.
Libya to Acquire 6 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine
The General People's Committee (GPC), the highest executive authority in Libya, approved on Wednesday a policy to buy six million doses of swine flu vaccine.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to Lead Team to Develop HIV/AIDS Strategy For Libya
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is leading a project to provide technical assistance to the Libyan government to finalize the development of a national HIV strategy and program of support.
 
 
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