19 June 2013 150 Heads of State, policymakers, scientists, advocates and private sector leaders will come together for the first time this month to explore how the AIDS response can be used to shape the future of global health in a United Nations-led meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi. Organized in conjunction with the Lancet medical journal, the UNAIDS and Lancet Commission: from AIDS to ...
The largest U.S. doctors' group said obesity is a disease. The decision, announced this week by the American Medical Association at its annual meeting, could lead to increased funding for obesity research and help people obtain insurance coverage for treatment for obesity. The AMA said obesity requires a range of medical interventions for treatment and prevention. Most insurance companies ...
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Wednesday opposed a health ministry directive allowing practitioners of homeopathy, ayurveda and siddha to dispense allopathic medicines for common health problems, saying it could prove to be dangerous. At a press conference here, the IMA said the notification is an apparent attempt by the ministry to play with the lives of the innocent citizens in the garb ...
Women exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant were up to twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in areas with low pollution, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It is the first large national study to examine links between autism and air pollution across the U.S. The researchers examined data from Nurses' Health Study II, ...
Brazil plans to produce vaccines against the influenza H1N1 virus, Health Minister Alexandre Padilha said. Nationwide production of the vaccine will help the country have an easier and faster access to the drug in case of an epidemic, he said Tuesday. "When Brazil has the technology, no economic crisis, exchange rate fluctuations, nor unilateral decision from a company can put patient ...
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CLEVELAND -- A cat caring for four newborn kittens is nursing an orphaned week-old pit bull puppy in Cleveland. Sharon Harvey of the Cleveland Animal Protective League said Wednesday that Lurlene the cat welcomed Noland the puppy to her "unusual little family." The puppy was dropped off at the animal shelter last week when he was a day old. The staff decided to place Noland with the ...
(1 hr 5 mins ago) More than 150 doctors from the United States and Britain have written to US President Barack Obama urging him to grant independent medical care to hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees. A prominent US senator who visited the facility earlier this month meanwhile, called for a re-evaluation of force-feeding procedures at the military prison, saying current methods raise ...
THE Wesley Hospital's failure to inform the public about a 2011 legionnaires' death is an example of a lack of accountability in the private health sector, Queensland's nurses union ...
Parents in southern parts of Israel, whose children are not vaccinated against the polio virus, rushed Wednesday to local health centers after traces of the virus were found last week in sewage waters near their communities.Last week an inspection into the sewage system in Israel's southern communities led to the discovery of the polio virus, a deadly virus that is almost eradicated ...
A MYSTERIOUS new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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The organisational elections of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) will be held within this year as against the party's earlier decision to hold these from January next year.
After a meeting of the party's central working committee (CWC) at the party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur Tuesday, MIC president G. Palanivel announced that the decision to hold the party elections this year has been taken following advice from Malaysia's Registrar of Societies (RoS), media reports said.
The party was supposed to hold elections last year but postponed it because of the general elections in Malaysia held May 5 this year.
After the elections, it was decided that the party would hold its organisational elections in 2014.
Tuesday's meeting was convened following reports that the party might face de-registration as one party branch chairman had complained to the RoS about the organisational elections being planned for 2014.
Palanivel told the media Tuesday that nominations for the president's post will be filed Sep 1 and any contest will be held Sep 22.
The president will be elected by 3,900 branch chairmen of the party.
Branch elections will be held July 12-Aug 4 and divisional elections from September to October. ...
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