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2013-07-01 15:03:01

Immediate, expanded, and improved treatments needed for infants and toddlers with HIV The World Health Organization's new HIV treatment guidelines, released today at the 2013 International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference, include new antiretroviral (ARV) therapy (ART) recommendations for HIV-infected children, and will mean that more children will be on better treatments. The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) applauds the new guidelines and, with Cipla Ltd. and other partners,...

2013-07-01 14:39:04

Tobacco control measures put in place in 41 countries between 2007 and 2010 will prevent some 7.4 million premature deaths by 2050, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today. The study is one of the first to look at the effect of measures since the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) was established in 2005. Jt demonstrates the success of the WHO FCTC in reducing tobacco use and, thus, saving lives....

HIV Treatment Should Be Started Earlier: WHO
2013-07-01 05:28:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By administering AIDS drugs to patients with HIV closer to their initial diagnoses, doctors could save three million additional lives over the next 12 years, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Sunday. In new guidelines designed to help control and ultimately reduce the spread of the immunodeficiency virus, the UN health agency said as many as 80 percent of all HIV-positive men and women - an estimated 26 million...

2013-06-25 12:28:50

New match arrangement could raise US$525 million for global eradication effort LISBON, Portugal, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced an extension of their existing fundraising partnership that could generate up to US$525 million in new money for polio eradication as the global effort to end this crippling disease enters its critical endgame phase. Under the new agreement, announced before an...

Six MERS-Coronavirus Cases Confirmed Over The Weekend
2013-06-24 08:46:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two releases by the World Health Organization (WHO) detail six new confirmed cases of MERS-Coronavirus over the weekend. The laboratory-confirmed cases were reported to the WHO by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health first reported four new cases of MERS-CoV on Saturday, June 22. The first case was a 43-year-old female from the Eastern Region who has since recovered. The other three cases are all female...

WHO Reports Violence Against Women A Global Epidemic
2013-06-21 08:01:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than one-third of all women around the world are victims of physical or sexual violence. The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new report this week, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), calling this problem a public health epidemic. Two companion papers were also published in The Lancet and Science. The report, which is...

MERS Coronavirus Spreading Like Wildfire, New 10-Minute Test Diagnoses Cases
2013-06-18 10:50:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the MERS-Coronavirus continues to spread, it seems little can be done to keep the virus at bay. In the past week the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported nine new cases of the virus. The global total for MERS-CoV now stands at 64 laboratory-confirmed cases and 38 deaths. All nine new cases have been reported to the WHO by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health. On June 14, the Ministry reported three new cases of...

2013-06-15 23:02:55

Coders and medical staff need to obtain valuable education and training to stay updated on the latest code changes. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 15, 2013 In today´s medical office, it is crucial for coders and office staff to stay updated on the latest code changes, new advances, industry news and more. To assist in providing valuable education and training, Contexo Media presents the Procedural Coding Changes Workshops. It is the preeminent workshop for hands-on practical application...

2013-06-13 23:27:16

Career Step will be exhibiting in booth 1643 at the 2013 National Institute of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) in Orlando, Florida, June 16-19 in addition to presenting a new white paper on avoiding the negative financial consequences of ICD-10 at the show. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Career Step, a premier healthcare education company, will be exhibiting at the 2013 National Institute of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) in Orlando,...

2013-06-13 12:28:26

Speakers to Reveal How the DebMed® Group Monitoring System (GMS(TM)) Ensures Patient Safety via Electronic Monitoring of the World Health Organization's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed®, creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, today announced that executives from DebMed and Greenville, South...


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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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