healthcare in the East

Almost 800 injured in Iran earthquake

The number of injured in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran the previous night has risen to 780, the Iranian media reported. According to the Tasnim news agency, the earthquake damaged about 300 residential houses in Iran …

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Gas leak in Turkey's Izmir poisons 3 people

There was a gas leak in the building of the prosecutor’s office in Turkey’s Izmir province, the Turkish media reported. Reportedly, rescuers and ambulances arrived at the scene, people are being evacuated from the …

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 22 die from drinking adulterated alcohol in Iran

At least 22 people have died in Iran in three separate incidents of poisoning by adulterated bootleg alcohol, Gulf News reports with a reference to the semi-official ISNA news agency. Despite tough penalties in force for alcohol …

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Mass poisoning in one of Turkey's military units  Amasya

Servicemen got poisoned in one of the military units in Turkey’s Amasya province, the Turkish media reported. Reportedly, the poisoning occurred after deratization [a set of measures to exterminate rodents] was carried out in the …

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Palestinian Leader hospitalized - media

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas entered a West Bank hospital for minor ear surgery today, the Wafa news agency reported. According to the agency, Abbas is due to be released in several hours. In February, …

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Children hospitalzied after march rehearsal  in Kazakhstan

Eight schoolchildren were hospitalized after rehearsals for the festive march dedicated to May 7th in Uralsk, the Health Department of the West Kazakhstan Region reports. The first call to an ambulance was received today at 9.12 am from …

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Some 150 students hospitalized in Turkey's Bursa

As many as 150 students were hospitalized in the Nilufer district of Bursa province in northwestern Turkey. The reason for hospitalization is food poisoning, Turkish media reported. There are no foreign students among the …

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First hospice to be opened in Astana

The first hospice will appear in Astana by 2020, the head of the Astana health department Kamalzhan Nadyrov said.  According to him, the new medical facilities will be built by investors in the framework of …

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 Material from NASA used for surgical implants in Israel

For the first time in Israel, a material created for the US space industry has been applied for orthopedic uses at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center. The Israeli start-up, Nahariya-based M.M.A. Tech, developed the innovative substance …

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 Ex-Kosovo PM dies in Istanbul hospital

Kosovo's former prime minister and interior minister, Bajram Rexhepi, has died in a hospital in Turkey following a stroke. He was 63. Kosovo's current Prime Minister Isa Mustafa said in a …

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Rospotrebnadzor: 832 people infected with coxsackievirus

Rospotrebnadzor received more than 800 complaints about the spread of Coxsackievirus, the press service said. The press service said that 832 complaints have been sent to the official address of Rospotrebnadzor through a specially …

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Chlorine gas leak in Iran affects almost 500 people

At least 475 people have suffered respiratory and other symptoms after a chlorine gas leak in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, the chancellor of Dezful University of Medical Sciences said Yousef Paridar. …

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Mass food poisoning in Mosul camp: child dies

A mass food poisoning at a camp for displaced people near the northern city of Mosul has killed at least two and sickened hundreds, Iraq’s health minister Adila Hamoud said. Hamoud told The Associated Press …

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 Syria opens its first solar-powered hospital

After months of testing, a hospital in Syria will have uninterrupted power from this week, charged by solar power in a project designers hope will save lives and can be repeated across the country. Syria's electrical grid has taken …

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