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Doctors in the southern province of Gaziantep have created a new pair of ears, for a patient who was born missing external ears, from his mother’s rib cartilage, in first-of-a-kind reconstruction surgery
Banu Şen - İZMİR
A man who was infected with HIV at birth 21 years ago due to a blood transfusion from the Red Crescent has broken his silence more than two decades later, saying he does not wish to stay in a country in which he has been alienated.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
One third of Turks suffer from obesity, a rate that puts Turkey in the top 10 in the world for the health condition, Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdağ said Jan. 29
Burak Coşan – ADANA
Genetically modified organisms (GMO) have been found in bread in the southern Turkish province of Adana, causing alarm among locals and prompting a statement from Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Faruk Çelik
Onkim Stem Cell Technologies, which was established in 2006 at Istanbul Technical University’s Ayazağa Campus, recently realized its 15th umbilical cord blood transplantation at the Çukurova University Balcalı Hospital for the treatment of crescent-cell anemia.
Emilie Kleding Rasmussen - ISTANBUL
Next month a new vegan cookbook and Turkey’s first ever vegan festival will promote living without meat, cheese or milk
The Health Ministry will introduce a quick test to determine the necessity of patients taking antibiotics in a bid to prevent excessive use of the medicine, as Turkey ranks top among Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries for antibiotic use.
Mesude Erşan - BURSA
Turkey’s northwestern province of Bursa has surpassed national hospitals in Turkey and European countries with its exceeding rates of organ donor supplies and transplant operations
A man living in the western province of Manisa has applied to the provincial pharmacy unit of a health directorate after cardiac drugs failed to dissolve in his body within 24 hours on suspicion of being fake
Turkey’s Ministry of Health, with the support of UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), is conducting a campaign to complete the vaccination of all refugee children under the age of five.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Hospitals in Turkey are currently treating more than 70 people who have been injured in recent terrorist attacks, Health Minister Recep Akdağ told reporters in Ankara on Jan. 11
Turkey’s Social Security Institution (SGK) is planning to distribute imported medicines to patients via the national postal service PTT, as part of austerity measures, daily Cumhuriyet reported on Feb. 2.
A massive flu epidemic has spread across Turkey, with the Turkish Health Ministry announcing that one in three people is suffering from the disease in the country amid a drop in temperatures.