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Drones carrying defibrillators could aid heart emergencies

CHICAGO (AP) -- It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of 18 cardiac arrests within about 5 minutes of launch. That was almost 17 minutes faster on average than ambulances - a big deal for a condition where minutes mean life or death.

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EWARS-South-Sudan

WHO strengthens surveillance, alert and response using an innovative electronic system in South Sudan

JUBA - In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has rolled out an electronic surveillance system called Early Warning, Alert and Response System (EWARS) to enhance the collection, management and analysis of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) data.

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Essential-medicines

WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for Hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer

On 6 June, new advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017. Other additions include medicines for HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and leukaemia.

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