17:19 ET AIDS NEARS EPIDEMIC DIMENSION IN RUSSIAN REGION.
KIROV, August 13 (Itar-Tass) - AIDS assumes an epidemic proportion in the Perm
Region, situated in the north-east of European Russia. According to data of the
regional centre for AIDS prevention, AIDS was registered in 21 out of 46
region's districts since the start of the current year.
The greatest numbers of HIV-infected people were registered in the cities of
Krasnokamensk and Perm. All in all, 1,000 HIV carriers live in the region. As
many as 13 people already died of this disease.
The region drafted a programme to fight this scourge of the 20th century. A
total of 25 HIV-infected couples are treated as out-patients. Four babies were
born in such families.
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17:19 ET AUSTRALIAN SCIENTISTS CLAIM NEW CLONING TECHNIQUE
CANBERRA (Aug. 14) XINHUA - Australian scientists Monday claimed a world-first
in the development of therapeutic cloning techniques that could be used for the
treatment of diseases such as HIV, Alzheimer's and diabetes.
17:19 ET SINGAPORE YOUNG PEOPLE'S MYOPIA RATE TOPS WORLD LIST
SINGAPORE (Aug. 14) XINHUA - A study found that Singapore has the highest number
of young people suffering from short sightedness in the world, local TV Channel
newsAsia reported Monday.
17:19 ET LOW PRICED MEDICINES TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES SEPT
MANILA, Aug 14, 2000 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) -- From September consumers will be
able to buy low-priced medicines in select outlets accredited by the Department
of Health (DOH).
17:19 ET RWANDAN GOVERNMENT PLEDGES TO SUPPORT YOUTH IN AIDS CONTROL
NAIROBI (Aug. 14) XINHUA - The Rwandan government has pledged to support all
youth programs aimed at controlling AIDS, Rwanda News Agency reported on Monday.
"Rwanda expects a lot from youths particularly in as far as AIDS control is