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Macedonia, UNFPA sign agreement on improvement of maternal and newborn health (video)

Health Minister Venko Filipce and Doina Bologa, Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Office in Skopje signed Thursday agreement that will provide joint implementation of measures for improvement of maternal and newborn health...
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Eggs do not increase cardiovascular disease risk: study finds

Eating eggs does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, a study has found. Researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia aim to help clear up conflicting dietary advice around...
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GF: Macedonia makes substantial progress in fight against HIV and tuberculosis

Macedonia has made substantial progress in fighting HIV and tuberculosis and in comparison to other countries in the region records rather low HIV prevalence rate, Global Fund Director of Communications Seth Faison told a press conference on...
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SEE health ministers discuss HIV, malaria and tuberculosis prevention

Continuous and long-term implementation of HIV and tuberculosis programmes and maintenance of low rates of both epidemics will be provided with the new 2017-2021 draft national strategy for HIV/AIDS and 2018-2022 draft national strategy for...
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New vaccines to protect children: health minister

The immunization calendar is enhanced by two new vaccines (pneumococcus and rotavirus), making Macedonia a regional leader in the immunization field. These vaccines will be mandatory for babies as of 2019, said Health Minister Venko Filipce...
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Night owls have higher risk of dying sooner

“Night owls”—people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning—have a higher risk of dying sooner than “larks,” people who have a natural preference for going to bed early...
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Drinking an extra glass of wine ‘will shorten your life by 30 minutes’

Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut half an hour from the expected lifespan of a 40-year-old, The Guardian reports. Those who think...
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Yucky ducky? Study reveals bath-time toy’s dirty secret

Scientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long suspected — a haven for nasty bugs. Swiss and American researchers counted the microbes swimming inside the toys and say...
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Estonia to DNA test 100,000 residents and give lifestyle advice based on results

The Estonian government is to collect the DNA of 100,000 citizens to provide them with personalised health and lifestyle advice, the Independent reports. Nearly eight per cent of the country’s 1.3 million population will supply blood samples...
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Sydney university develops glue to seal wounds in a minute

Got a wound? Got minute? No problem, someday we’ll just seal it with glue. But not just any glue, this elastic glue was developed by researchers and biomedical engineers from the University of Sydney to seal wounds in a span of a minute. In...