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‘BRICS’ Countries Vow to Fight Diseases in Poor Nations

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The grouping of top five emerging countries vowed Monday to help the world’s poorest nations to fight diseases and to improve access to low-cost and effective lifesaving medicines. Meeting in Beijing, health ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — known as the BRICS countries — said their cooperation will help strengthen public […]

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Venezuelan Military Chief: Chavez Still in Charge of Country

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuela’s military chief says President Hugo Chavez is still in charge of the country following two operations in Cuba, including the removal of a cancerous tumor. On Saturday,Mr.Chavez’s Foreign Minister said the cancer surgery was performed in the same area of an initial operation three weeks ago to remove a pelvic abscess. Nicolas Maduro said […]

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Venezuelan Military Chief: Chavez Still in Charge of Country

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuela’s military chief says President Hugo Chavez is still in charge of the country following two operations in Cuba, including the removal of a cancerous tumor. Army General Henry Rangel Silva said on state television Friday that Mr. Chavez is recovering well, noting that he expects the 56-year-old president to return to Venezuela soon. President […]

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Venezuelan President Undergoes Surgery for Cancerous Tumor

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he has undergone successful surgery in Cuba for the removal of a cancerous growth. In a speech on state television late Thursday, Mr. Chavez said the operation addressed a tumor with “cancerous cells.” He voiced hope that he is on the road to recovery. It was his first televised address […]

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US Appeals Court Upholds Obama’s Health Care Law

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal appeals court has upheld President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, which has faced a series of legal challenges since it passed last year. The court in Ohio ruled 2 to 1 Wednesday THAT a provision in the law mandating that Americans buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty is […]

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Study: Drug Extends Snakebite Survival Time

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study shows that a chemical compound that slows the functioning of lymph glands could raise the chances of surviving venomous snakebites. Scientists in Australia say have found that the chemical nitric oxide can significantly slow down the time it takes for snake venom to enter the bloodstream, giving victims more time to get […]

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Fever Outbreak Kills 40 Children in India

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A fever that is believed to be caused by encephalitis has killed 40 children in eastern India. The deaths occurred in the Muzzafarpur district of Bihar state. Another 32 children are being treated after falling ill. Health officials said Thursday they were in the process of identifying the exact cause of the deaths, but that […]

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