News: May 2009

One year after cyclone, Myanmar on hard road to recovery

01 May '09 | Cyclone recovery | Myanmar

Update on Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu in New Zealand

According to the New Zealand Ministry of Health today's report indicates that there are 13 probable cases and 3 confirmed cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu. There are also 136 suspected cases, ...

01 May '09 | Mexican Flu | New Zealand

H1N1 Flu Virus update from Canada

The Canadian government has confirmed an additional 41 cases of H1N1 flu virus, bringing the total Canadian case number to 140. The most recent count includes one young patient from Alberta who has...

04 May '09 | Canada

Canada's National Microbiology Lab First to Decode Genetic Makeup of H1N1 Flu Viruses

Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Chief Canadian Public Health Officer Dr. David Butler-Jones today announced that Canadian scientists have completed work on decoding the genetic makeup of the ...

06 May '09 | Canada

New issue of MAMBO magazine raises questions about faith and sexual health

New issue of MAMBO magazine raises questions about faith and sexual health.

06 May '09 | HIV

Excellence in Health Care during National Nursing Week

I am proud to honour Canada's nurses during National Nursing Week 2009 for their dedicated contribution to our health-care system, said Canadian Health Minister Aglukkaq

12 May '09 | Nursing | Canada

UNICEF continues support for China earthquake recovery

One year after a devastating 8.0 Richter scale earthquake hit China’s Sichuan province, extensive assistance from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is reaching some of the most vulnerable...

14 May '09 | China

Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu - Update

No new cases of Influenza A (H1N1) infections have been reported in New Zealand recently. The number of suspected cases changes as more people with symptoms are assessed (treated and isolated), and...

18 May '09 | H1N1 Flu | New Zealand

World Health Assembly opens amid concerns about flu pandemic

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18 May '09 | Influenza | International

AAPPO and AMA Partner on New Contracting Toolkit

To help physicians, preferred provider networks (PPNs) and payers develop a common understanding during contracting discussions, the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO)...

19 May '09 | USA

Canada and Brazil Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Health

20 May '09 | Health Partnership | Canada and Brazil

Greater Life Expectancy, Reduced Smoking Rates

Health Canada has released a report that builds on past reports by providing Canadians with improved and updated information on issues such as timely access to and quality of health care. The infor...

21 May '09 | Canada

World Health Assembly closes with resolutions on public health

The 62nd World Health Assembly has closed with the adoption of resolutions on several global health issues including primary health care, the prevention and control of multidrug-resistant and exten...

22 May '09 | World Health Assembly | International

Kidney Disease – Australia's ‘Silent Killer' Print page

The number of Australians becoming sick and dying from kidney failure is rising rapidly, largely due to avoidable lifestyle factors such as high blood pressure.

26 May '09 | Kidney Disease | Australia

Human Swine Influenza update - Pacific Dawn cruise

New South Wales Chief Health Officer, Kerry Chant has confirmed two more cases - one crew member and one adult passenger from the Pacific Dawn cruise, have returned positive test results for human ...

26 May '09 | H1N1 Flu | Australia

WHO, IAEA join forces to fight cancer in developing countries

WHO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have announced the launch of a Joint Programme on Cancer Control, for the purpose of strengthening and accelerating the fight against cancer in...

26 May '09 | Cancer | International

Update on Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu in New Zealand

No new cases of Influenza A (H1N1) infection in New Zealand reported today. The cumulative total of known past infections remains at 9, with all cases fully recovered. The cumulative total of proba...

27 May '09 | Mexican Flu | New Zealand

Gov of Canada Reaches Key Milestone with Chemicals Management Plan

The Canadian Health and Environment Ministers have announced the release of the draft screening assessments and risk management scope documents for 18 substances assessed in Batch 6 of the Chemica...

29 May '09 | Chemicals | Canada

Call for pictorial warnings on tobacco packs

Research shows that even among people who believe tobacco is harmful, few understand its specific health risks. According to the WHO, despite this lack of understanding health warnings on tobacco p...

29 May '09 | Smoking | International

Campaign Targets Sexually Transmitted Infections

An Australian national campaign has been launched to reduce the rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Australians, especially young people and Indigenous people.

29 May '09 | STIs | Australia

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