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2014-05-29 23:00:23

A report by RTI International researchers provides recommendations to address chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 An important and mysterious global public health concern is unfolding around chronic kidney disease of unknown origin. In certain endemic areas in Sri Lanka, more than 15 percent of the population is at risk of developing chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu), according to Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health and...

2014-05-29 08:28:48

Global conference June 2 - 6 aims to ensure all people have the micronutrients they need for survival and best health ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's leading nutrition, food security, global health and sustainable agriculture experts and practitioners are gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia next week to address micronutrient malnutrition, which affects one in three people in the world - most of them poor women and children in developing countries. Photo:...

2014-05-28 23:15:01

Child Family Health International teams up with prominent medical student and professional organizations. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Rightfully so, Global Health is proving to be more than just a fad on US campuses. Summer 2014 marks a 3-year partnership between Child Family Health International (CFHI) and the American Medical Students Association (AMSA). It also brings the beginning of a new partnership formed between CFHI and the American Medical Women’s...

2014-05-27 23:08:55

Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Causes Hits Agricultural Communities around the World Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 MEDICC Review’s landmark print edition of Chronic Kidney Disease Hits Agricultural Communities will be launched in the Salvadoran capital May 30th at an event co-hosted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and El Salvador’s Ministry of Health. The first peer-reviewed journal to devote an entire issue to this epidemic, MEDICC Review explores...

2014-05-26 16:21:31

Taking collaborative action on maternal and child health, violence prevention, antimicrobial resistance, and public health emergencies OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week. During the plenary sessions, committee meetings and events held on the sidelines of the WHA, Minister Ambrose pushed Canada's health and development goals with world health leaders. Minister...

2014-05-19 04:20:55

GENEVA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC [http://www.ifrc.org/en ]) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA [http://www.ifpma.org ]) launch today, during a side event at the 67th World Health Assembly, a global initiative, called '4 Healthy Habits'. This innovative partnership will provide Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers information and tools to change...

2014-05-16 16:24:54

Bringing Canada's perspective to global health challenges like maternal and child health OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Geneva next week to participate in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is an opportunity for World Health Organization Member States to discuss proposals to address global health challenges, review progress and share information. Minister Ambrose will deliver a statement to the plenary on...

2014-05-15 18:37:28

Wiley Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and other infections in malnourished children, and may prevent death, according to a new study published in The Cochrane Library. The study is the first Cochrane systematic review to focus on zinc as a means to prevent childhood death, including deaths caused by diarrhoea, one of the biggest killers of under-fives. Zinc is a micronutrient with important roles in growth and in the immune, nervous and reproductive systems. The human body cannot make...

2014-05-05 12:28:30

Forum uniquely brings together leading family offices and their foundations seeking impact investment, grant-giving, and philanthropy opportunities within health and life sciences WIXOM, Mich., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen Shaya, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, of Health Net Connect has been selected to present at the Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum taking place May 5-7, New York, NY. The purpose of the Forum is to help family offices and foundations develop and implement...

2014-05-05 08:28:27

Forum uniquely brings together leading family offices and their foundations seeking impact investment, grant-giving, and philanthropy opportunities within health and life sciences SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Sciences, developer of novel diagnostics to personalize and advance the treatment and management of cancer, announced today it has been selected to present at the Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum taking place May 5-7 New York, NY. The purpose of the Forum is...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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