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Amid a rise in physical attacks against surgeons in Turkey, with several doctors killed in recent years, medics are increasingly choosing not to specialize in surgical fields less to specialize in because of the rise in violence against surgeons
GİRESUN – Anadolu Agency
Five people have been diagnosed with anthrax in Black Sea province of Giresun this week, with authorities undertaking medical examinations in the neighborhood.
Meltem Özgenç - ANKARA
Turkey’s Health Ministry has asked primary care physicians to provide the personal identity information of their psychiatric patients, in a move described by the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) as a “scandal.”
SEOUL - Agence France-Presse
Hundreds of schools closed June 4 in South Korea as officials struggled to ease growing panic over an outbreak of the MERS virus that has infected 35 people, killed two and caused thousands to cancel travel plans.
ADIYAMAN – Anadolu Agency
A village in southeastern Turkey has been declared quarantine for six months over suspicion of rabies.
OTTOWA - Agence France-Presse
A Canadian court has ordered tobacco firms to pay 15.5 billion Canada Dollars ($12.4 billion) to smokers in Quebec who claimed they were never warned about health risks linked to smoking
GENEVA – Agence France-Presse
A U.N.-sponsored independent report by experts denounced May 11 the World Health Organization’s (WHO) slow response to the Ebola crisis
South Korea on June 2 reported its first deaths from MERS, in the largest outbreak outside the Middle East that has infected 25 people and triggered widespread public alarm.
Mesude Erşan - ISTANBUL
Turkey will be caught in a “chronic disease storm” over the next 20 years, Professor Gökhan Hotamışlıgil, a world renowned geneticist, has warned
The Turkish Medical Association (TTB) has announced that medical personnel around the country will halt all non-emergency services on June 1 after a doctor was killed on duty
UNITED NATIONS, United States - Agence France-Presse
Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States which dropped to the 33rd spot in the annual scorecard released by Save the Children on May 4
The imams will be given material to be used during the education, including information on the reproductive organs of men and women and birth control methods
The Turkish Health Ministry banned the sale of cancer drugs in pharmacies as of July 1
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