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Yemen: Escalating conflict, escalating needs

Archived, 21 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Eighteen months of brutal conflict have plunged Yemen into a full-blown humanitarian emergency. After a short ebb in fighting brought on by recent peace negotiations, airstrikes and ground combat have fully resumed, with dire consequences for civilia ...

Clinton teen suffering from blood disorder gets wish of his own man cave

Archived, 21 days ago From journalstar.com 

Lincoln, NEBRASKA - Greeted by a roomful of family and friends, 13-year-old Isaac Adler walked into his very own, brand new 600-square-foot ‘man cave,’ grinning ear to ear.

“Oh my!” he said with excitement as he entered the finished room, which he helped ...

CRH calls for strengthening of HIV programmes in schools

Archived, 21 days ago From vanguardngr.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - As statistics from UNAIDS show that a total of 180,000 Nigerians have died from HIV/AIDS the Centre for the Right To Health, CRH, has called for the reinforcement of HIV/AIDS programmes in schools as part of measures to halt the spread among adolesc ...

World Vision presents medical equipment to three districts

Archived, 22 days ago From businessghana.com 

Accra, GHANA - World Vision Ghana (WVG), a non- governmental organisation, has presented medical equipment, worth about GH¢2,740,000, to three districts in the country.

The items included surgical kits, safety lancet, oxygen and aerosol therapy appar ...

Angola: Yellow fever epidemic declared over

Archived, 22 days ago From outbreaknewstoday.com 

Tampa, FLORIDA - Angolan Health Minister Luís Gomes Sambo declared Friday in Luanda the end of the yellow fever epidemic in the country, six months after the confirmation of the last case of this disease and an active epidemiological surveillance at the national leve ...

New treatments, new mental health focus for diabetes

Archived, 22 days ago From post-gazette.com 

Clinton, PENNSYLVANIA - Upgrading the standard of care for diabetes, the American Diabetes Association now recommends a stronger focus on mental health problems associated with diabetes, a lower body mass index level to qualify for bariatric surgery, and the reporting of lo ...

Breakthrough in fight against deadly Ebola as vaccine found

Archived, 22 days ago From nation.co.ke 

Nairobi, KENYA - The world may have found its first Ebola vaccine to tackle the highly infectious disease, which is expected to be available next year, a study shows.

This is a welcome relief to the global dilemma following the 2013 outbreak that saw a ...

Lonely this Christmas as more live with dementia

Archived, 27 days ago From yorkshirepost.co.uk 

Leeds, U K - It is an image of Christmas that has endured through the generations, for better or worse: the extended family gathered around the TV for crackers, music and the Queen’s speech. But today comes the first sign that it may no longer be in step with the ...

UN-backed campaign to immunize 800,000 children launched in Iraq

Archived, 27 days ago From globaltimes.cn 

Beijing, CHINA - Federal and regional authorities in Iraq, together with the UN Children's fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), have launched a 12-day campaign to immunize some 800,000 children under the age of five against polio, rubella and measle ...

Local support available to help prevent type 2 diabetes

Archived, 27 days ago From sheboyganpress.com 

Sheboygan, WISCONSIN - There are a lot of things in our life that we cannot control or prevent. Fortunately, Type 2 diabetes is one thing that we can prevent or at least delay with some knowledge, effort and perseverance.

As an adult, any time is a good tim ...

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