Cancer, first cause of death in Santa Cruz del Sur

0 The workshop of the Cancer Program, disease considered to be the first cause of death of residents in Santa Cruz del Sur was carried out this Wednesday, reported Juan Palomino Rabassa, Director of health sector in this southern territory.The encounter turned into a working day and counted on the presence of Doctor Oscar La Serra Sánchez, provincial coordinator of

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UN Calls for Medicine, Quality Treatment for Diabetic Patients

0 United Nations, Nov 14. – On the occasion of World Diabetes Day on Monday, the United Nations called to facilitate medicine and quality treatment for people with that disease, particularly children and adolescents. Four years ago, the UN agreed to celebrate World Diabetes Day to raise awareness on the disease. Today, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need

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Haitian Victims Formally Accuse UN for Cholera Outbreak

0 Port-au-Prince, Nov 9. -A Haitian civil organization formally accused the United Nations for the outbreak of cholera in this Caribbean country, and demanded an indemnity for more than 5,000 victims of the disease.Since last year, several human rights groups accused the UN Blue Helmets of the possible introduction of the disease (there were no reports on its existence) but

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Gene Variant Linked to Alzhemer

14 Washington, Jul 1. -A variant of a gene linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease delays the elimination of beta amyloid proteins causing the disease, as reported in the latest issue of the magazine Science Translational Medicine. It is the variant APOE-e4 that is linked to a slower eradication of beta amyloid protein plaques in the brain. To prove

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Alert on Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer

1 Washington, May 24. -More than half of patients with Alzheimer''s disease, whose first symptoms excluded forgetfulness, were wrongly diagnosed at the beginning of the disease, says a recent study. Forgetfulness is one of the hallmarks of this neurodegenerative disease; however, the authors' research shows that in more than 40 dead persons, the earliest indications reported were behavior disorders. They

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UN Assigns Aid to Colombia and 14 Countries

2 United Nations, Jan 19. -The United Nations assigned emergency humanitarian aid of U.S. $ 84 million to 15 countries, including Colombia, to combat hunger, malnutrition, disease, conflict and displacement. The information was released by the UN coordinator for such assistance, Valerie Amos, who said that the resources come from the Central Emergency Response Fund. Colombia is the only Latin

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Cholera Kills 1,110 in Haiti

0 Port au Prince, Nov 18. -The Haitian Health Ministry said Wednesday that the number of cholera deaths rose to 1,110, 46 of them in the capital, where the disease is spreading rapidly despite intense prevention measures. In recent hours, 76 more deaths were reported, and 1,583 more people were hospitalized with the main symptoms of cholera, severe vomiting and

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Warning About Lack of Funds to Control Malaria

1 Washington, Oct 12. -The struggle against malaria, a disease affecting several millions of people every year, is hamstrung by shortage of funds, highlighted a research paper published by The Lancet magazine. To develop an adequate strategy of control of the illness there is a need for about 4,900 million dollars this year, but there is a current deficit of

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