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The Health Ministry has initiated work to outlaw surrogate motherhood in Turkey and seeks to have the relevant law changed, introducing a jail sentence of between two and five years for those found guilty of the act.
Mesude Erşan – EDIRNE
Turkey’s trans-border health team (SES), established under the local health authority of the northwestern province of Edirne, has been offering services to Turkish citizens and kin communities abroad since its establishment three years ago.
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.
A textile mill owner in Istanbul’s Gaziosmanpaşa district has primarily been employing former drug addicts in his business, in order to help them establish new lives, daily Milliyet reported on Aug. 28.
Mesude Erşan – ISTANBUL
People that compulsively search the Internet for information about particular real or imagined symptoms of an illness have become a growing concern among doctors.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
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.
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.
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.
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.
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
Widely promoted guidelines to reduce fat intake could be unhealthy for people in low- and middle-income countries whose diets are already too starchy, researchers said Tuesday.