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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey’s Health Ministry has sent a letter to the Social Security Institution (SGK), the government’s health insurance scheme, to cover all medical expenses for 114 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients in the country, after an 8-month-old baby died due to a lack of financial means, according to daily Habertürk.
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
Turkey is set to become the first country to develop a vaccine for the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdağ said May 1, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkish-American scientist Aziz Sancar, the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has advised cancer patients to stay in Turkey and not go to the U.S.
Turkish officials have launched a bird flu investigation in a Central Anatolian town, one day after authorities confirmed an incident in the country’s north, quarantining a village.
The Turkish Health Ministry will extend free medicine to some 300,000 citizens who wish to quit smoking, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Almost two-fifths of Turks who died in 2016 perished due to diseases of the circulatory system, according to a study by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK).
The organs of a 16-year-old child in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa, who killed his classmate before committing suicide on May 5, will be transplanted to eight different patients in the country
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The number of people officially diagnosed with dyslexia in Turkey stands at 41,600, according to the head of Turkey’s Dyslexia Association, Atıf Tokar, who said people should see dyslexia as a “difference in learning,” not “a disorder.”
A three-year-old girl with disabilities, who made it to the headlines on May 4 for being taught how to walk with a home-made mechanism by her father, has been promised to be treated by the Akdeniz University Hospital in the southern province of Antalya.
Mesude Erşan - İZMİR
A training program at the Medical Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University in the Aegean province of İzmir employs “performing patients” for developing the professional and communication abilities of trainee doctors.
An impoverished aluminum worker in the southern province of Antalya has been trying to teach his daughter with disabilities to walk with a makeshift aluminum mechanism worth 150 Turkish Liras, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 4
Mesude Erşan – ISTANBUL
A number of herb types with narcotic effects are being put in hookahs, according to the head of the Turkish Thoracic Society.