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Cholera Outbreak Gripping Mexico, 171 Confirmed Cases
2013-10-21 06:41:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month, Mexico was affected by a hurricane and tropical storm that dumped heavy rain on the region, causing floods, landslides and displacement of large numbers of people. Health experts noted that the disaster may have contributed to the growing number of cholera cases that are now also affecting the region, which first became evident around the second week of September. Mexico’s Ministry of Health has reported a total of...

China Reports New H7N9 Case, US Vaccine Trial May Have An Answer
2013-10-18 06:43:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China’s National Health and Family Planning Center (NHFPC) has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a new laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza A. This is the first new case to be identified since August 11, 2013. The patient is a 35-year-old man from Zhejiang Province who was admitted to a hospital on October 8 and is in critical condition. The man, with the surname Liu, tested...

2013-10-17 23:26:53

Specialty-specific training prepares physicians for more rigorous ICD-10 requirements. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 AAPC (http://www.aapc.com), the leader in advancing the business of healthcare, has launched an ICD-10 training for physicians in the final year before implementation. The 3-hour online curriculum teaches ICD-10-CM documentation requirements by medical specialty and from a provider’s perspective. AAPC’s recent study (http://bit.ly/15TU3dV) of more than...

2013-10-17 16:36:10

First time an oral cholera vaccine is proven to provide sustained protection for five years against cholera A clinical study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases shows for the first time that an oral cholera vaccine (ShancholTM) provides sustained protection against cholera in humans for up to five years. The study showed the vaccine had a protective efficacy of 65% over a five-year period. The landmark study was a collaboration between scientists from the International Vaccine...

WHO Declares Air Pollution Carcinogenic
2013-10-17 15:41:51

[ Watch the Video: Air Pollution Labeled Carcinogenic To Humans ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Prolonged exposure to outdoor air pollution and particulate matter in the atmosphere increase a person’s risk of developing lung cancer, according to the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO). In a statement released Thursday, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said that based on a review of published...

2013-10-16 23:02:41

National and international health organizations’ statements on recovery and cognitive skills support the basic Narconon principles of drug rehabilitation. (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 For more than forty years, Narconon drug rehab organizations have operated with core principles based on developing life skills in their students. These concepts are now gaining increasing support from national and international health organizations. Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US...

2013-10-15 23:32:03

Jvion, developer of leading ICD-10 risk, ICD-10 conversion, and provider waste identification and reduction technology solutions, recently broke industry growth records with the acquisition of their 100th provider enterprise client in less than 15 months. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Atlanta-based Jvion, developer of leading ICD-10 risk, ICD-10 conversion, and provider waste identification and reduction technology solutions, ended the third quarter of 2013 by shattering industry...

2013-10-11 23:04:59

The WHO-HCWH Global Initiative for Mercury-Free Health Care will support health professionals, hospitals, health systems and ministries of health as they seek to implement the Minamata Convention. Kumamoto, Japan (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 As the world’s governments were signing a global treaty aimed at phasing out the use and emissions of mercury, Health Care Without Harm and the World Health Organization launched an initiative to achieve the Minamata Convention’s goal to end the...


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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2012-06-04 20:04:03

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is a public health journal established in 1947 and published monthly by the World Health Organization (WHO). The editor-in-chief is Adetokunbo O. Lucas. The journal aims to offer publish health policy and practice guidance based on the best evidence available, while encouraging closer links between scientific investigation and the art of helping populations to lead healthier lives. Articles are published in English and abstracts are available...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.