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Global food crisis: Climate change imperils Guatemala's food security

Global food crisis: Climate change imperils Guatemala's food security | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
Felicity Lawrence: Smallholders are finding their staple crops under threat as rains have been accompanied by increasingly violent storms, followed by prolonged drought...
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Health News - Measles outbreak in Ukraine – vaccination advice

Health News - Measles outbreak in Ukraine – vaccination advice | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
Measles outbreak in Ukraine – vaccination advice (RT @Dottor_T2012Measles strikes again: Measles outbreak in Ukraine – vaccination advice http://t.co/PfL0V4le via @sharethis...)...
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U.N. warns of bird flu resurgence, new Asian strain

U.N. warns of bird flu resurgence, new Asian strain | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
The U.N. warned Monday of a possible resurgence of the deadly bird flu virus, saying wild bird migrations had brought it back to previously virus-free countries and that a mutant strain was spreading in Asia.
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Tuberculosis in Africa — Combating an HIV-Driven Crisis — NEJM

Tuberculosis in Africa — Combating an HIV-Driven Crisis — NEJM | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Tuberculosis in Africa — Combating an HIV-Driven Crisis...
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Hepatitis C: A Viral Time Bomb | Open Society Foundations Blog - OSF

Although hepatitis C is curable, most patients outside of the developed world are unable to access treatment, due largely in part to prohibitive pricing of lifesaving medicines.
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Rising Prevalence of Hepatitis C Driving Russian Pharma Market

Press Release: Alarming number of Hepatitis C patients in Russia is anticipated to drive the nation’s pharmaceutical industry in the coming years, says RNCOS in its latest research study.
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Using cellphones to combat malaria in Nigeria - IFRC

The IFRC and the Nigerian Red Cross Society rolled out new cell phone surveys for malaria prevention work in Nigeria...
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Scientists Identify Key to Malaria's Invisibility Cloak | MedIndia

Scientists Identify Key to Malaria's Invisibility Cloak | MedIndia | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
One of the important molecules that directs malaria parasite to employ its invisibility cloak to hide from the immune system has been identified by scientists.
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Network to Reduce Drugs Dependency in South India | GroundReport

Network to Reduce Drugs Dependency in South India | GroundReport | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
The launch of the South Indian Harm Reduction Network (SIHRN) in Chennai heralds a welcome initiative for people dependent on drugs, especially those living with HIV and AIDS in the Southern States.
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Mystery skin disease hits Vietnam

Mystery skin disease hits Vietnam | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
Vietnam's health authorities will seek foreign assistance to deal with a resurgence of a mystery skin infection that has already killed 19 people in the central region and terrified villagers.
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Microchip necklaces help monitor child vaccination in India - Bikya Masr

Microchip necklaces help monitor child vaccination in India - Bikya Masr | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
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New vaccine strategy to advance solutions for tuberculosis

Against a backdrop of growing concern about the impact of tuberculosis on children, top scientific experts today published a global plan of action for developing the vaccines that are seen as critical to eliminating the disease.
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New vaccine could eradicate tuberculosis

New vaccine could eradicate tuberculosis | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
Tuberculosis has hit one in three persons in the world. Researchers have now created an effective vaccine against this deadly and highly infectious disease.
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University launches iphone app for hepatitis treatment

University launches iphone app for hepatitis treatment | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
The University of Liverpool has launched an iphone app, HEP i-chart, that provides Hepatitis C (HCV) patients with quick and easy access to the latest information about drug interactions.
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Malaria fight 'badly compromised'

Malaria fight 'badly compromised' | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
Scientists find new evidence that resistance to the front-line treatments for malaria is increasing.
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World's First Malaria Vaccine Passes Major Human Trial

World's First Malaria Vaccine Passes Major Human Trial | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
The world's first vaccine against malaria passes a major human clinical trial! The success rate is encouraging. This is a HUGE breakthrough in the fight against malaria.
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Burma 'needs more funds for Aids' (Burma AKA Myanmar)

Burma 'needs more funds for Aids' (Burma AKA Myanmar) | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
International medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres calls for more money to be made available to treat HIV and Aids in Burma.  
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HIV and Aids in Ethiopia: urban gardening project turning lives around

HIV and Aids in Ethiopia: urban gardening project turning lives around | Global Health Issues | Scoop.it
More than 1 million people are living with HIV and Aids in Ethiopia.
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