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Communists propose ban on civil servants’ health treatment abroad

Source : RT / 16 May 2014

A Communist Party MP has promised to prepare and draft a bill forbidding all Russian civil servants from accessing health services in foreign countries, claiming this is the only way to ensure sufficient investment in the domestic health sector.


British armed forces suffer record levels of alcohol abuse

Source : Independent / 12 May 2014

Record levels of alcohol abuse in Britain's armed forces have led to more than 1,600 service personnel – the equivalent of several infantry battalions – requiring medical treatment in the past year.


Agriculture one of the most dangerous jobs because of chemical exposure

Source : UN Multimedia / 29 Apr 2014

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous jobs with regards to exposure to dangerous chemicals like pesticides, according to a technical officer with the International Labour Organization or ILO.

"Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work" is the theme for the 2014 World Day for Safety and Health at Work.


Saudi MERS death toll passes 100 mark

Source : Arab news / 28 Apr 2014

The death toll from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the Kingdom reached 102 on Sunday with 10 new deaths during the past 24 hours as authorities scrambled to reassure an increasingly edgy population.


Causes and treatment of the osteochondrosis

Source : MediBird / 26 Apr 2014

Osteochondrosis from the Greek "osteon" = bone and "chondron" = cartilage is initiated by changes to the disc´s cartilage, with an accompanying response in the vertebral body taking place. In this disease, degenerative alterations happen in the disc. The height of the disc is decreased and the disc´s physiological function is lost, producing in instability and alterations in the vertebral joints. As the disease progresses, a reaction occurs in the end plate of the vertebral body. This reaction can be divided into three stages:


Ban children from watching television, says study

Source : Guardian / 22 Apr 2014

Doctors and government health officials should set limits, as they do for alcohol, on the amount of time children spend watching screens – and under-threes should be kept away from the television altogether, according to a paper in an influential medical journal.


50% Saudi children are obese

Source : Arab News / 22 Apr 2014

A new study has revealed that 50 percent of Saudi children suffer from obesity. Tests conducted on 280 children at the Children and Maternity Hospital in Dammam showed that 20 percent of Saudi children suffer from extreme obesity while 30 percent undergo a weight increase. The other 50 percent of children tested didn’t gain any weight throughout the period of the study.


13 new cases of MERS virus detected in Saudi Arabia

Source : Al Arabiya / 21 Apr 2014

Saudi Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabia told reporters on Saturday that the kingdom has confirmed 13 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), pushing the total number of people infected with the deadly virus to 244.


HIV-infected people may face obligatory fingerprinting in Russia

Source : RT / 17 Apr 2014

A new bill prepared by a nationalist MP and approved by federal ministries proposes the introduction of obligatory fingerprinting for all people with dangerous diseases, including HIV, and the creation of a national database.


Selfie craze? Doctors link smartphone snaps with mental illness

Source : Al Arabiya / 16 Apr 2014

From celebs to charity workers, politicians to partygoers, the obsession with the ‘selfie’ spans far and wide.

Smartphone self-portraits are now fair game in high-level diplomatic meetings as well as college dorms, with snaps being shared widely on social media.


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