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Two New Cases Of Bird Flu In China
2013-11-08 13:05:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this week, Chinese health officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of two new infections of H7N9 – a strain of the virus responsible for causing the bird flu. The Asian nation's Xinhua news agency reported on one of the cases Tuesday - that of a three-year-old boy living in south China's Guangdong Province. The boy tested positive for the virus by the provincial disease prevention and control center and is in...

2013-11-05 23:31:33

Consumer Health Digest is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new and improved website: http://www.consumerhealthdigest.com. The launch aims to provide its readers with a myriad of vital health articles presented in a better layout. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 The new website offers an innovative look and sleek user experience. It features updated resources. This website is a pertinent resource for both professionals and everyday folk, as it offers critical information about men's...

Syria Vows Polio Fight Will Continue, Blames Pakistan Rebels For Disease
2013-11-05 07:44:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was confirmed in Syria, with 10 of 22 suspected cases being confirmed, the Syrian Arab Republic has vowed that it will ensure that all children in the country will receive vaccinations against the debilitating disease. Syria said it will work feverishly with international organizations to ensure that all children in the country, even those in rebel-held regions, will be...

2013-11-01 10:32:55

Countries facing severe shortages and poor distribution of health workers could benefit from training and deploying more mid-level health workers, such as midwives, nurses, medical assistants and surgical clinicians, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today. In countries where such health workers have been deployed, the clinical outcomes for certain services were just as good and – in some cases – even better than when physicians performed...

First Coronavirus Case Detected In Oman, Four More In Saudi Arabia
2013-11-01 10:09:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the annual hajj pilgrimage has come and gone in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health continues to monitor the situation for any signs of an increase in the number of cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). On October 29 and again on Oct. 31, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV, as submitted by the Ministry of Health...

Syria Takes Action As Polio Is Confirmed In 10 Children In The Region
2013-10-31 06:39:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly two weeks after 22 cases of children suffering acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) were diagnosed in the Syrian Arab Republic, an investigative analysis has revealed that 10 have subsequently been confirmed with wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1). Oliver Rosenbauer, a spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO), said last week that the majority of suspected polio cases were from the Deir al-Zor province and most of those...

2013-10-29 23:31:48

EDGE™ v6i.12 includes a robust new analytics engine that serves up real-time actionable Intelligence across all channels. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Jagged Peak, Inc. (OTC BB: JGPK), a leading provider of enterprise-class eCommerce solutions and supply chain services, announced today that its latest release of the EDGE eCommerce platform includes a groundbreaking channel analytics engine that gives retailers the actionable business intelligence they need to succeed in today’s...

2013-10-29 23:31:41

Jvion, the leader in ICD-10 software solutions, was selected by HIMSS to lead the HIMSS14 ICD-10 Symposium. The daylong educational program will address some of the biggest ICD-10 challenges and deliver key steps to help attendees meet the looming October 2014 conversion deadline. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Atlanta-based Jvion, developer of leading ICD-10 software solutions, was selected by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to lead the HIMSS14 Annual...

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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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