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Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 09:56

Heart disease and stroke have replaced infectious disease as the top causes of early death in the Arab world, tracking the West in a trend towards lifestyle disorders, The Lancet reported today.

Tuberculosis killed 1.3 million in 2012: WHO

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 19:45

Global efforts to rein in tuberculosis helped cut the death toll to 1.3 million last year, but drug-resistant forms of the disease are sparking huge concern, the WHO said Wednesday.

Viral fever: How to recognize, diagnose and treat it

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 16:43

Viral fever, as the name suggests, is a condition that is transmitted from one person to another through direct contact with the person’s bodily fluids.

Surveillance system created to identify and track infectious disease outbreaks in developing countries

Last Updated: Saturday, February 09, 2013, 19:48

A new technique has been developed by a team of researchers to identify the cause of infectious disease outbreaks based on online reports about the symptoms, the season, and the ratio of cases to fatalities.

Ukraine declares measles outbreak

Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012, 21:13

Ukraine Monday declared an outbreak of measles, with at least 883 cases of the infectious disease reported across the country so far.

Touch elbows rather than shake hands to avoid flu

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 13:27

Diseases such as stomach bugs, flu and colds spread readily via skin contact.

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