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No West Nile fever cases in Macedonia

There are no registered West Nile fever cases in Macedonia, said the Committee on Infectious Diseases and the Public Health Institute on Saturday. “There are no patients infected with the West Nile virus at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases....
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No West Nile fever cases detected in Macedonia

Two people have tested negative for the West Nile virus after undergoing tests, it was revealed Thursday. The tests, conducted at a laboratory of the Public Health Institute in Skopje, follow after analyses were made suggesting that a child...
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An 80-year Harvard study claims to have found the gateway to happiness

There are some things that money can’t buy. True friends and happiness are among them. In fact, an 80-year-long study at Harvard University claims good pals are the key to a happy life. Scientists began tracking the health of 268 Harvard...
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Popular banana diet could help you lose weight

A new diet from Japan called the “Morning Banana Diet” has stormed the internet, and the new slimming plan claims to be “simple, cheap and stress free” for dieters to follow. The diet is popular in Japan where it is called the “Asa...
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Measles outbreak reported in Debar

An outbreak of measles has been reported in the town of Debar. According to the Institute for Public Health of Macedonia, all of the 17 measles cases in Debar share an epidemiological link, having been found in 16 locals and an Ohrid citizen...
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Projects for enhancement of capacities of maternity hospitals

The Ministry of Health and Project Hope Foundation are set to implement projects for enhancement of the capacities of maternity hospitals across Macedonia. Health Minister Venko Filipce and Project Hope Foundation representatives are scheduled...
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Infant mortality rate drops: minister

Infant mortality rate in the first six months of 2018 dropped to 17% after reaching 26% in the first half of last year. In 2017, 82 premature babies died. This year the total number of premature deaths is 57, Minister of Health Venko Filipce...
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Eating fast food linked to infertility

Women who eat a lot of fast food may take longer to become pregnant and be more likely to experience infertility than their counterparts who rarely if ever eat these types of meals, a recent study suggests. Compared to women who generally avoided...
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Researchers identify new type of depression

Depression is a mental disorder that affects over 300 million people around the world. While treatments exist, many of them are based on one hypothesis of how depression arises. Patients that do not fit this mold may not be getting benefits. A...
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Italian scientists use Mediterranean vegetables to create healthier version of pizza

Scientists and chefs in Italy say they have made a pizza which prevents cancer and heart disease. The Pizza Pascalina, designed by scientists in Naples, has been called ‘the pizza that extends life’ and an ‘anti-tumour’...