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$1 million prize for global water solution

The ruler of Dubai and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumhas, has offered $1 million USD to the research institute that comes up with an effective solution to the global water shortage problem.

Op-Ed: Virus proliferation remains problematic worldwide

Today, virus proliferation remains problematic worldwide. While many viruses are largely under control, the constant battle against deadly viruses such as the Coronavirus, Norovirus, and Arbovirus continue to plague the globe.

WHO warns sexually transmitted gonorrhea becoming drug resistant

Geneva - Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), is growing resistant to antibiotic drugs and could become untreatable warns the World Health Organization (WHO). Resistance has even been reported in countries with adequate healthcare systems.

Health and safety plans at London 2012 Olympic games

London - It's still seven months until the London 2012 Olympic games take place but already plans to ensure the health and safety of the competitors and the public are being formulated and put in place, using information from a number of health experts.

Medical reviews conclude influenza immunizations ineffective

Two separate reviews of medical data on the effectiveness of vaccinating people to prevent influenza showed there were no benefits to being vaccinated for the flu.

World Health Organization Investigating Drug-Resitant Swine Flu

Global health agency, the World Health Organisation to investigate reports of Tamiflu resistant Swine Flu cases in Britain and the United States

Swine-flu fears are being exploited by criminals, warns Interpol

Interpol has issued an alert about criminals exploiting people's fears of swine-flu, Spam emails and websites are selling illegal, unlicensed or fake medicines, warns Interpol 's Executive Director of Police Services, Jean-Michel Louboutin.

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a 'time bomb' warns WHO

International health officials gathered in Beijing this week to warn against the deadly drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis.It's a time-bomb, warned the World Health Organisation: spreading fastest in developing countries.

Four People Test Positive for Avian Flu

Yesterday there was a report about avian flu hitting a farm area in Wales. Today the news is even more scary. Four people have tested positive to the virus. The strain is not the feared H5N1 strain, rather the H7N2 low pathogenic avian influenza strain.

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