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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    New York state backtracks on Ebola isolation policy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... in Italy The US Army has isolated a dozen soldiers returning from West Africa at a base in Italy- including the general who oversaw the military's initial response to the Ebola outbreak- even ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    First case of Mers virus confirmed in US, in traveller from Saudi Arabia

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by Reuters

    ... Although the vast majority of Mers cases have been in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, the discovery of sporadic cases in Britain, Greece, France, Italy, Malaysia and elsewhere have raised ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Global average life expectancy at record high of 73 for women and 68 for men

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... at birth is for baby girls in Japan, at 87 years, and boys in Iceland, at 81.2 years. Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, Italy and Luxembourg rank in the top 10 for both sexes. "There are major ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Red wine antioxidant resveratol no magic pill for health, study finds

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... in the urine of nearly 800 people in two small villages in Tuscany, Italy. They were chosen because they had wine as their main source of resveratrol and did not take supplements. Researchers measured ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Sniffer dog can detect cancer with up to 90pc accuracy

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:22pm by BLOOM

    ... at Istituto Clinico Humanitas in Rozzano, Italy. Taverna tested the ability of two explosive detection dogs in 677 cases to assess their accuracy, according to his paper. He said the next step would ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    More people smoke worldwide now than did in 1980, American Medical Association report says

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 10:49am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... China, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Korea, the Philippines, Uruguay, Switzerland and Russia, it said. The highest smoking rates among men in 2012 were in East Timor (61 per cent) ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    City slow to detect 'silent killer' gene that can cause sudden death: cardiologist

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... limited," said Mok. "I hope more will be done in the future." Professor Peter Schwartz, of Italy's University of Pavia, said genetic screening had at least a 50 per cent chance ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudi Arabia's Sars-like virus death toll now 32

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... the virus came from and how it is spreading. While most cases have been identified in Saudi Arabia, they have also been detected in Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, Italy ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Animals play key role in spread of deadly Mers virus- study

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Health Organisation. While cases have been reported in people across the Middle East and in France, Germany, Italy, Tunisia and Britain, the vast majority of infections and deaths are in Saudi ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    EU agency expresses concern over lack of information on Sars-like virus

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... international health regulations, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said. Eleven cases of the virus have been detected in France, Germany, Italy and Britain among people who ...




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