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Contagion: How Canada dropped the drug resistance

Contagion: How Canada Dropped the Ball About Drug Resistance – NEWS 1130 Rogers Media uses cookies to personalize, customize its online advertising and for other purposes. Learn more or change your cookie settings. Rogers Media supports the principles of the Digital Advertising Alliance. If you continue to use our service, you agree to the use of cookies. We use cookies …

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Four people affected by Rift Valley fever in South Africa

A fever-triggering virus that was transmitted by mosquitoes, especially in the rainy season, was confirmed in four people after an isolated outbreak in sheep on a farm in the Jacobsdal area of ​​the Free State on the edge of the Northern Cape. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases identified in May the outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) after a …

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Tanzania: No safe level of tobacco use – experts

By Syriacus Buguzi Dar es Salaam – When it comes to determining whether tobacco use leads to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), well-known anti-tobacco activist Lutgard Kagaruki remains categorical: "Even a single stick can kill or leave a sick one, "she says. "You might smoke a pack, but you'll die earlier than the one who smoked four or five packs … it …

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Epigenetics hopes for cancer

Eating organic foods without pesticides such as DDT and avoiding genetically modified foods may therefore be a good idea. US biologist dr. Carol Lynn Curchoe warns that farmers are using "DNA mutation techniques such as intense beam explosion and toxic chemical baths" Eliminating known carcinogenic activities, such as smoking tobacco products, can also help prevent genes from mutating. Weinhold warns …

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The World Health Organization will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill. Do not miss this

(CNN) – The LGBTQ community and groups have welcomed the recent move by the World Health Organization. From 2022, the legislator of WHO Transgender will no longer be classified as mentally ill. The World Health The organization no longer classifies transgender people as mentally ill. The UN agency re-classifies "gender incongruence". The term used by the Agency for persons whose …

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Drug resistance compared to a slow-moving tsunami

Canadian press reporter traveled to South Africa and India to investigate the growing epidemic of drug resistance, which experts describe as the greatest threat to human health on the planet. This is the first story in a six-part series exploring how the unrestricted use of antibiotics brings humanity closer to an era after antibiotic use in which it is not …

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Drug resistance: Climate change in human health. Is Canada ready?

A decade-old call to action Antimicrobial resistance arises because microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, evolve to withstand the drugs that would otherwise kill them. Unnecessary antimicrobial use aggravates the problem. Antibiotics kill bacteria that are sensitive to the drug, as well as good bacteria, and allow the drug-resistant cells to multiply and take over. Some bacteria can also mutate …

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A jab or a pill, that's the tuberculosis issue

Written by TABASSUM BARNAGARWALA | Mumbai | Updated: June 26, 2018 12:53:35 pm India has the largest TB burden. (Express Archive) Last week, South Africa became the first country to replace injectable drugs with the new oral medicine bedaquiline in its standard treatment for rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis. The World Health Organization (WHO), in its estimate for 2016 – the latest available …

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WHO publishes updated catalog of diseases

The ICD-11 has been updated to reflect important advances in science and medicine. By RUTH MBULA More from this author The World Health Organization has published the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which has been updated for critical advances in science and the 21st century Reflect medicine. The new version, which took more than a decade …

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