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Factfile: What is Rotavirus?

Factfile: What is Rotavirus?

  BABY MINDER – Rotavirus is the most common virus that infects the gut (stomach and intestine) causing gastroenteritis in infants and children. Almost every child has been infected with ...

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Factfile: What is Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD)?

Factfile: What is Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD)?

  BABY MINDER – IPD is a serious illness caused by bacteria (called Streptococcus pneumoniae) that enters the body and can cause disease if they spread to the blood (blood ...

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Factfile: What is Pneumococcal Meningitis?

Factfile: What is Pneumococcal Meningitis?

  BABY MINDER – Pneumococcal meningitis is a serious disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae in which the meninges (the protective layers that cover the brain and spinal cord) ...

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DOH Releases Report in Milk Tea Incident

DOH Releases Report in Milk Tea Incident

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Department of Health (DOH), in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and toxicologists from the UP-Philippine General Hospital (PGH), obtained and studied the footage from ...

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Ebola Death Toll Passes 10,000: WHO

Ebola Death Toll Passes 10,000: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland – The global death toll from the Ebola outbreak centred in west Africa has topped 10,000 out of more than 24,000 recorded cases, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Almost ...

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Australians Get Hepatitis A from Chinese Berries

Australians Get Hepatitis A from Chinese Berries

  Sydney, Australia – Nine Australians have contracted hepatitis A linked with eating contaminated berries from China, with the importer apologising Tuesday as the food scare spreads. Manufacturer Patties Foods has recalled ...

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Common Sense for the Common Cold

Common Sense for the Common Cold

  Viral rhinitis. Watery rhinorrhea. The ubiquitous common cold apparently is not “common” for nothing. Over 200 different viruses can cause what are technically known as upper-respiratory-tract infections, the more ...

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US Approves New Weight-Loss Device for Obese People

US Approves New Weight-Loss Device for Obese People

  Miami, United States – US regulators on Wednesday approved a new kind of pacemaker-like device that aims to help people lose weight by stimulating a nerve that runs from the brain ...

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