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Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission
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Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission

WHO PRESS RELEASE Situation assessment – 20 October 2014 Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission The lines on the tabular situation reports, sent to WHO headquarters each day by its country office in Nigeria, have now been full of zeros for 42 days. WHO officially declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola…

Data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis
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Data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

Geneva:  Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. The World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2014 shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5…

FDI appoints Prof. Ira Lamster as IDJ Editor
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FDI appoints Prof. Ira Lamster as IDJ Editor

Geneva: FDI World Dental Federation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Ira B. Lamster as the next Editor of the International Dental Journal (IDJ), from 1 January 2015. His appointment was confirmed by the FDI Council during its meeting in New Delhi in September, following a six-month selection process from a group of…

World Peace Threatened‏
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World Peace Threatened‏

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution declaring the Ebola outbreak a threat to world’s peace and security. The resolution, which was adopted unanimously, came after the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned that the number of Ebola infections was doubling every three weeks, in particular in Liberia. It was learnt that…

Prof. Dr. S.M Rab passed away today in Karachi
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Prof. Dr. S.M Rab passed away today in Karachi

Karachi: Prof. Dr. S.M Rab, a reknowned Cardiac Physician of Pakistan, passed away today in Karachi around 5AM reportedly due to cardiac arrest at the age of 87. He had been suffering from the symptoms. Professor Dr. Rab was one of the founding fellows of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. He had held…

24-Year-Old Woman Born Without Cerebellum
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24-Year-Old Woman Born Without Cerebellum

The cerebellum is a portion of the brain that is responsible for fine motor movements including posture, balance, motor learning (like learning to kick a ball), and speech. Located at the base of the skull, the cerebellum contains about half of all neurons in the brain, though it represents only 10% of the volume. Losing…

Backgrounder on WHO Report on Regulation of e-cigarettes and similar products
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Backgrounder on WHO Report on Regulation of e-cigarettes and similar products

The report on “Electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), of which electronic cigarettes are the most common prototype, is on the agenda of the 6th Conference of the Parties (COP)  to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), being held 13-18 October, 2014, in Moscow. E-cigarettes and similar devices are frequently marketed by manufacturers…

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