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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
Turkey’s Health Ministry has provided some 82,000 people who called them to quit smoking with a plan to make them abandon the habit.
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.
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.