Health

A Kashmiri government health department ...A Kashmiri government health department employee takes part in an anti-government protest in Srinagar on August 25, 2015. Government employees were detained as they tried to take part in a protest calling for the regularisation of contractual employment status. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

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A Kashmiri government health department employee takes part in an anti-government protest in Srinagar. Government employees were detained as they tried to take part in a protest calling for the regularisation of contractual employment status

An Afghan health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child on the second day of a vaccination campaign in Kabul on March 16, 2015. Nearly nine million children throughout Afghanistan will be immunized during a three-day national polio immunization drive launched on March 15.The immunization campaign comes shortly after Afghanistan reported its first case of polio virus for 2015, in Helmand, in the Southern Region. Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries in the world to have reported cases of the crippling polio virus in the past eight months and it is increasingly likely that these are the last two countries on Earth with active polio transmission

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A health worker gives polio vaccine drops to a child on the second day of a national campaign in Afghanistan on Monday. Nearly nine million children in the country are being immunised during the three-day programme.

A girl receives polio vaccination during an anti-polio campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad

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A girl receives polio vaccination during an anti-polio campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad on Monday

A woman wearing a face mask exercises with others at a park in Beijing, China. Just over half of people between the ages of 20 and 39 do not exercise regularly, making them the country's "least active" adults.

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A woman wearing a face mask exercises with others at a park in Beijing, China. Just over half of people between the ages of 20 and 39 do not exercise regularly, making them the country’s “least active” adults.

Sealife London Aquarium's Annual Health Check...Wednesday 30th July 2014 - The Sealife London Aquarium have conducted their week long annual health check of all 6,600 animals in their care.  This picture: Aquarists measure the 1.2m long shell of Phoenix, one of the enormous 130kg rare green sea turtles For further information or a full release please contact Amy Williams at freerange communications on amy@freerange.eu or 020 7402 9966 PR Handout - free to use in conjunction with this story only Copyright: Mikael Buck / Sealife London Aquarium 07828201042 / mikaelbuck@gmail.com

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The Sealife London Aquarium have conducted their week long annual health check of all 6,600 animals in their care. Aquarists at The Sealife London Aquarium measure the 1.2m long shell of Phoenix, one of the enormous 130kg rare green sea turtles. 

Health workers from different states attend a function to celebrate the third year after India was declared polio free in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

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Health workers from different states attend a function in New Delhi, India, to celebrate three years since India was declared polio free

Afghanistan women health...epa03930038 Afghan women wait to receive medical treatment at a local hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, 30 October 2013. In rural areas of Afghanistan women are not allowed to seek medical help from a male doctor. Afghanistan has the second highest maternal mortality rate in the world where poor health conditions and malnutrition made pregnancy and childbirth exceptionally dangerous for Afghan women.  EPA/S. SABAWOON

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Afghan women wait to receive medical treatment at a local hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. In rural areas women are not allowed to seek medical help from a male doctor. Afghanistan has the second-highest maternal mortality rate in the world. 

Participants play in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records attempt of the Largest Ball Pit as part of the "Pink October" campaign at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai. The event, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer prevention, set the world record with one million balls in the 25-metre-long (82 ft.) and 12.6-metre-wide (41 ft.) swimming pool, according to local media.

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Participants play in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records attempt of the Largest Ball Pit as part of the Pink October campaign at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai. The event, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer prevention, set the world record with 1m balls in the 25-metre-long and 12.6-metre-wide swimming pool, according to local media.

An Afghan health worker (2R) administers a polio vaccination to a child on the first day of a vaccination campaign in Herat. A new three-day nationwide immunisation campaign against polio began supported by Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health country wide, officials said.

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A health worker administers a polio vaccination to a child in Herat, Afghanistan, at the start of a three-day nationwide immunisation campaign against polio, supported by the country’s Ministry of Public Health

Marialena, a homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation program, sleeps under a bridge in central Athens...Marialena, a 42-year-old homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation program, sleeps under a bridge in central Athens May 13, 2013. Since the debt crisis erupted in 2009, hundreds of thousands of Greeks have lost their jobs and the unemployment rate in the country reached 26.8 percent in March, new figures show. According to Praxis, a non-governmental organisation, the number of homeless in Greece has nearly doubled to over 20,000 from 11,000 in 2009. Picture taken May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)    ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 13 OF 41 FOR PACKAGE 'DOWN AND OUT IN ATHENS'. TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'UNEMPLOYMENT YANNIS'

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Marialena, a 42 year-old homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation programme, sleeps under a bridge in central Athens

epa03698376 (05/17) A leper patient looks on outside one of the huts at the leprosy hospital in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 30 April 2013. The leprosy hospital was founded by the British around 1891. At present there are just over a hundred patients living with their families in the hospital run by the Kashmir state government. The patients live in the same mud made structures which were built by the British over a century ago, most of them under unhygienic conditions and without proper sanitation.  EPA/FAROOQ KHAN PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE (epa03698371)  FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT

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A leprosy patient looks on outside one of the huts at the leprosy hospital in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. The leprosy hospital was founded by the British circa 1891. At present there are just over a hundred patients living with their families in the hospital run by the Kashmir state government. The patients live in the same mud made structures which were built by the British over a century ago. Most of them with unhygienic conditions and without proper sanitation

A Pakistani boy suffering from Measles lies asleep after getting vaccinated at a medical camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, 26 April 2013. Pakistani health authorities were scrambling to vaccinate thousands of children across the country after a measles outbreak. Measles was suspected to be the main cause for dozens of deaths last year in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, with most children dying because of post-measles complications, including pneumonia and diarrhea, according to media report.

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A Pakistani boy suffering from Measles lies asleep after getting vaccinated at a medical camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Friday. Pakistani health authorities were scrambling to vaccinate thousands of children across the country after a measles outbreak. Measles was suspected to be the main cause for dozens of deaths last year in Sindh.