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Hitting back at noncommunicable diseases in the Pacific

Hitting back at noncommunicable diseases in the Pacific

30 August 2013 -- What do a fitness club in the Cook Islands, backyard gardens in Kiribati and a dispensary in the Federated States of Micronesia have in common? They are all actively engaged in fighting the noncommunicable disease (NCD) crisis in the Pacific by implementing WHOs Package of Essential NCD interventions. In the Pacific region, most deaths are due to noncommunicable diseases.

FDA alerts health care providers of adverse reactions associated with steroid injections from Main Street Family Pharmacy in Tennessee
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Tennessee Board of Pharmacy to investigate reports of seven adverse events associated with steroid injections compounded by Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC (Main Street) of Newbern, Tenn.
Yellow fever vaccination booster not needed
17 May 2013 -- The yellow fever booster vaccination given ten years after the initial vaccination is not necessary. WHOs Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) has reviewed the latest evidence and concluded that a single dose of vaccination is sufficient to confer life-long immunity against yellow fever disease. This information is crucial for countries where yellow fever is endemic, because it will allow them to reconsider their vaccine scheduling. It is also important for travellers.

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