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2011-09-28 10:13:37

If future physicians are to best serve the changing health needs of patients and their communities, medical education must put greater emphasis on public health and prevention.

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2010-09-30 06:30:00

The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that its investigation of the international handling of the swine flu pandemic has shown that multiple definitions of pandemic caused confusion and muddled responses.

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2010-07-03 08:30:00

A World Health Organization probe into the international handling of the swine flu pandemic has seen difficulty in getting a reasonable view of what happened, according to the head of the probe on Friday.

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2009-05-09 09:35:00

A US plan to inoculate the nation against swine flu must avoid mistakes made in 1976 when dozens of people died from a vaccine, federal health officials said.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.