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Tuberculosis patient still looking for a delivery room
A 38-week-pregnant tuberculosis patient might finally find a delivery room in Nanjing. The local health bureau has promised her a green channel.

Low vitamin D levels associated with development of Type 2 diabetes: study
A recent study found that low vitamin D levels are significantly more prevalent in obese children and are associated with risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

Eating more fish may cut young women's heart disease risk: study
Young women may reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease simply by eating more fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, researchers reported Monday.

Israeli brain researcher wins prestigious U.S. award
A Hebrew University brain researcher was awarded the U.S. Society for Neuroscience's (SfN) Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, the university said in a statement issued Sunday.

World orthopaedic surgeons vow to cooperate to provide cost-effective medical services
Acclaimed orthopaedic surgeons and experts attending a major conference in Beijing have agreed to build up a platform for international cooperation aiming at jointly coping with medical and social challenges.

Myanmar students mark World AIDS Day
Students attending a ceremony marking the World AIDS Day, which falls on Dec. 1, in Yangon, Myanmar, on Dec. 3, 2011.

World medical experts call for better health insurance system, quality medical care
Medical experts and leaders from the world's leading orthopaedic societies on Friday called for the improvement of health insurance programs and medical care for people in developing countries.

U.S. to adds 50 million dollars to fight AIDS
U.S. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that his administration is committing an addition 50 million U.S. dollars in funding for domestic HIV/AIDS treatment and care.

NYC recommends antiretroviral therapy for patients living with HIV
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday a new recommendation that doctors offer every person with an HIV diagnosis antiretroviral treatment to help them live longer and prevent transmission.

Mongolia aims to continue fight against AIDS
Mongolia will continue to curb the spread of HIV and strive to maintain a low prevalence of the AIDS epidemic, a government official said Thursday.

Africa should no longer see new generation with HIV infection
Marking World AIDS Day Thursday at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jean Ping, the AU Commission chairperson, said Africa should no longer see new generations with HIV infection.

Ghanaian gov't says to absorb HIV/AIDS expenditure
Ghana allayed Thursday that it would provide funding for the treatment of persons living with HIV/AIDS in the country.

Italy adds new HIV infection every 3 hours
Italy has a new HIV infection every three hours on average, the national department of health said in a statement during the World AIDS Day commemoration Thursday.

China probes outbreak of Hepatitis C, unclean needles blamed
Health authorities are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis C in east and central China in which the reuse of needles by an unlicensed doctor is suspected as the cause.

China's AIDS control experience can be shared elsewhere: UNAIDS
"We have seen progress in terms of new infections. The number of people going into treatment is increasing and the mortality rate is going down very quickly in China," UNAIDS official said on Wednesday.

World AIDS Day being marked in Nepal
Nepal is marking the 24th World AIDS Day organizing various programs on Thursday with the slogan: Getting to Zero was determined as per the United Nations HIV/AIDS Program.

Special Report: World AIDS Day 2011
China's efforts to fight AIDS are impressive and its experience can be shared, according to executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS infections soaring in China general population: experts
Chinese experts say an increasing number of old people and college students in the country have become infected with HIV/AIDS through unsafe sexual intercourse in recent years.

HIV/AIDS infections soaring in China general population: experts
Chinese experts say an increasing number of old people and college students in the country have become infected with HIV/AIDS through unsafe sexual intercourse in recent years.

UN official lauds China's HIV/AIDS progress
China has made "fantastic progress" combating HIV/AIDS in recent years, according to a senior UN official in the country.


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