According to the Department of Justice, there is no legal impediment in the enactment of a proposed law that requires the placement of graphic warnings in cigarette packages.
By Kate Kelland LONDON Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:09pm EDT (Reuters) – Combining two types of polio vaccine, including one that is injected rather than given orally, appears to give better immunity and could speed efforts to eradicate the crippling disease, scientists said on Friday. British and Indian researchers said the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), which is given by injection, could provide better and longer lasting protection if given alongside the more commonly used live […]
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:04pm EDT (Reuters) – A federal appeals court in New York has revived claims by 211 cleanup workers who sought compensation for their alleged exposure to toxic contaminants in buildings near the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday said a lower court judge erred in dismissing the claims, after the workers had answered […]
BY KWASI KPODO (Reuters) – West African states lack the resources to battle the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions about the disease remain a big obstacle to halting its spread, ministers said on Wednesday. The outbreak has killed 467 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February, making it the largest and deadliest ever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). West African health ministers meeting in Ghana to […]
(World Health Organization) — It’s like dengue, but more painful. It gives you high fever, severe headaches, and leaves you with severe joint pain, sometimes for years. It is chikungunya, a relatively new virus first detected in Africa in 1952, on the border of Mozambique and Tanzania. It spread to cities in Africa and Asia, and now there are cyclical outbreaks in nearly 40 countries. It arrived in the Americas in December 2013, and is […]
Health officials in California are warning of a whooping cough epidemic ANITA GORE, SPOKESPERSON, CA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT:“In the last 2 weeks, there have been more than 800 cases reported to us.” They’ve seen over 3,400 cases reported so far this year. ANITA GORE, SPOKESPERSON, CA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT: “That’s more than all of last year.” Sacramento County, for example, had only 74 cases last year. This year, there’s already been 177 cases reported. Health […]
All 30 of the hemodialysis unit of the National Kidney Transplant Institute has resumed full operation.
Saudi Arabia reported significantly more deaths from the MERS virus, the day after the kingdom’s Deputy Health Minister Ziad Memish was sacked without explanation. Clem Orjaliza reports
The Association of South East Asian Nations joins forces with the World Health Organization to fight against dengue.
The Food and Drug Administration have found out the source of the “chills” experienced by dialysis patients at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, with findings pointing out that it is the result of the drugs used in the dialysis process.
Over a hundred cases of MERScov have gone unreported, with a Saudi press agency reporting significantly higher figures compared to the official report of the Saudi health ministry.
By Rommel B. David It was 11:30am. Passengers were rushing to and from the port area of Allen in Northern Samar in Eastern Visayas. We were among the people at the port entrance. The sweltering temperature coming from the sea doubled the scorching heat of the sun. The humid air dampened our skin while the rays of the sun blinded our eyes. The heat made it difficult to use the improvised ladder to disembark from […]