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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.
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.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Hospitals in Turkey are currently treating more than 70 people who have been injured in recent terrorist attacks, Health Minister Recep Akdağ told reporters in Ankara on Jan. 11
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.
A massive flu epidemic has spread across Turkey, with the Turkish Health Ministry announcing that one in three people is suffering from the disease in the country amid a drop in temperatures.
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
İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
İzmir’s hot springs have been serving as a center for therapy and healing for many visitors from Turkey and around the world.
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.
A prototype vaccine for Ebola may be “up to 100 percent effective” in protecting against the deadly virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Dec. 23
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.
The Turkish Health Ministry and the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) have begun to install “radon sensors” in Turkish homes to determine the in-house measured values of radon gas, which makes up the majority of the radiation that stems from natural sources
A man living in the western province of Manisa has applied to the provincial pharmacy unit of a health directorate after cardiac drugs failed to dissolve in his body within 24 hours on suspicion of being fake
The right to early retirement, which is only provided to the mothers of autistic children who are in need of constant care, will be expanded to include fathers as well as other persons responsible for caring for the children as part of a new government plan