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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey is facing the challenges of an increasing rate in the use of synthetic drugs, in what experts have cited “narco-terror” as the cause of it.
Turkey will extend a smoking ban previously issued on public transportation vehicles to include private vehicles, but only for those “sitting in the driver seat,” in line with a revised draft law, daily Habertürk reported on Aug. 21.
Mesude Erşan – ISTANBUL
A Cuban-developed cancer vaccine that is not licensed in any country other than Argentina is now being tested on 39 cancer patients in five different health centers in Turkey.
A total of 6,000 addicts have applied to the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center (AMATEM) in the Aegean province of Manisa in the first five months of this year, whereas the figure was only 2,348 for the year of 2010, the center’s head doctor, Aslıhan Eslek, told daily Cumhuriyet on Aug. 13.
Turkey’s drug problem, which has come under increasing public scrutiny in recent weeks, is largely a result of chaotic urbanization, according to veteran psychiatrist Kültekin Ögel.
A Turkish man living in the U.S. state of Florida was disqualified from donating blood after an official cited him as living in Turkey, which shares the Black Sea with Ukraine, at the time of the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, daily Habertürk reported on July 31.
The Turkish Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ministry has banned the sale of energy drinks for those under the age of 18, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 30.
ANTALYA – Doğan News Agency
A three-year-old girl with a missing left leg, whose father had hit headlines in May for trying to teach his daughter to walk with a makeshift home-made mechanism, has received a new prosthetic leg in an operation at an Istanbul hospital.
None of the 100 doctors who scored the highest in the most recent Turkish Medical Specialty Exam (“TUS” in Turkish) have chosen the fields of heart or vascular surgery for their residency training program, prompting experts to issue a warning
People that compulsively search the Internet for information about particular real or imagined symptoms of an illness have become a growing concern among doctors.
Mothers of children suffering from cerebral palsy from four Turkish provinces have been securing the money necessary for the treatment of their children by selling traditional food on Facebook.
The number of AIDS patients has been steadily rising in recent years in Turkey, according to statistics recently published by the Health Ministry’s Department of Infectious Diseases.
Mesude Erşan - ANTALYA
Some 387 students who are over the age of 60 have completed their first year at a course dubbed “refreshment program” at Akdeniz University in the Mediterranean province of Antalya.