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Study: Preventive Treatment Project Averts 100,000 HIV Cases in India

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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A new study published in a British medical journal says a campaign targeting India’s most vulnerable communities may have prevented 100,000 HIV infections over a 5-year period. The program provided preventive treatment – such as safe-sex counseling and clinical services – to high-risk groups in six Indian states that had the highest instances of the […]

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WHO Summit Tackles Noninfectious Diseases

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations holds a high-level two-day meeting beginning Monday in New York intended on tackling non-communicable diseases such as heart and lung disease, cancer and diabetes. The World Health Organization says developing nations can prevent and treat millions of cases of these non-communicable diseases for as little as $1.20 per person per year. The […]

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WHO: Low-Cost Solutions to Chronic Diseases

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says developing nations can prevent and treat millions of cases of cancer, diabetes, lung disease and heart disease for as little as $1.20 per person per year. The United Nations agency says in a new report that non-communicable diseases are the world’s top cause of death and that 80 percent of […]

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